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FB Live Videos

Each week, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live chat and prayer about a hot parenting or marriage topic. The goal is to help you have a happier home, and to encourage you as a parent and/or spouse. Hope you can join live on Facebook and the videos will be archived here.

The Magic of Getting Away with Your Spouse

The magic of getting away with your spouse…do you have a date night or overnight getaway planned this month or next month? Time to put it on the calendar. For date night ideas, check out my books 31 Days to a Happy Husband or 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Back to school tips to make your year smoother, happier, and healthier!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

What Does Success Look Like for Your Child?

What does success look like for your kids? Two principles to teach your children outlined here from what I recently heard at #MastermindSD #MastermindSummit2019 Brian Buffini My Lucy age 9 attended her first personal growth conference and here's what she thought…Resource mentioned: https://www.thebrianbuffinishow.com/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Because mentoring matters

Mentoring Matters (the 5:1 principle)

Mentors are role models your kids can talk to. Does your son or daugther have adults like this in life? Great resources include GEMS girls club https://gemsgc.org/ , Royal Rangers (what my son has done) https://royalrangers.com/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Preparing Your Kids to Fly Solo

Does the thought of sending your child on a flight alone scare you? We'll talk about sending off our kids to fly…literally and figuratively. We are raising ADULTS not kids!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How NOT to eat junk food all summer long

How Not to Eat Junk Food All Summer Long

Is summer a steady stream of cotton candy, chips, hot dogs, and soda? Stop the madness with these easy tips and tricks to help get better food served on the table.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to evaluate if the screen time is good or bad

How can you distinguish between good and bad screen time?

Here are some ways you can evalaute screen time. Use the ABCs found in Growing Up Social. How is the Attitude, Behavior, Character of your child after the screen time? Are you kids learning or loafing? Creating or consuming? Watching or doing? Watching alone or watching together?

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Monday, June 10, 2019

Pick a Summer Game Plan for Screen Time

Game plan for the summer screen time in your home! Here are some ideas to choose from to make your summer more sane with on-purpose screen time instead of screen time that takes over your entire summer. Create your own family media plan here on the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) website: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

3 Quick Questions for a Marriage Check-up

Marriage Quiz: Ask these 3 questions today

Ask these 3 questions today for a quick marriage checkup: 1. Are we laughing and having fun everyday? 2. Are we making love regularly? 3. Do I usually have an attitude of contempt or caring towards my spouse? For a resource, you can read "31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife" to become more purposeful in your marriage. A big shout out and thanks to my husband James who worked some video magic for our FB chat today and for the future!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

What’s wrong with stranger danger?

What's wrong with stranger danger?

Don't get in a car with someone you don't know. Don't chat or text someone you don't know. But DO talk to someone you don't know…like the barista at the coffeeshop, your server at a restaurant, a person standing in line next to you, etc. There's a surprising upside to being courteous and friendly to strangers…and you can teach it to your kids to so they will be less self absorbed.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Feeling discouraged as a mom?

Screen time battles: Parents vs Grandparents

Screen Time Battles: Parents vs. Grandparents

What can you do when you disagree with something your parents or in-laws are doing…maybe they gave an extravagant gift (newest iPhone) or watch lots of TV. When grandparents and parents clash, keep these things in mind and hopefully it will help you have a better conversation together about your child.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How to make the weekend more relaxing

How to make the weekend actually relaxing

Are you just as tired on Monday morning as you are on Friday afternoon? How can you make your weekend more refreshing and vacation like? I'll give you a few ideas today!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

When Your child is disappointed

When Your Child is Disappointed

Your kids will face disappointments: not making a team, a friend's betrayal, a broken foot or broken promise. How can you teach them to rebound with God's help? We recently had a disappointment and here's how it turned out…

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Chores and Your Child

Chores and Your Kids

Feel like a maid in your own home? It's hard to find good help these days! But guess what…your kids can pitch in with chores and here's a few things they can do…starting today!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pressing pause on ANGER

Press pause on ANGER

Pressing pause on ANGER…how can you help your children deal with anger in a constructive way?

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Help! I’m worried

Help, I'm worried!

Help, I'm worried about my kids or husband. How can we worry less and trust God more? What do we do when our worries just get stronger and stronger? A few tips and prayers from my book "31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife"

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Money and Marriage

Money and Marriage

How can you get on the same page FINANCIALLY with your spouse? Let's talk about some ideas to improve your wallet-to-wallet communication from my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mutual activities to share with your spouse

Mutual activities to share with your spouse

Keep dating your spouse! Here are several ideas of mutual activities you could enjoy with your spouse including hiking, walking, skiing, gardening, gun shows, craft shows, dancing, exercising, new restaurant, cooking class, golfing, tennis, sports events, concerts, massages, learning instruments, poetry, sailing, coffee houses, movies, kayaking, conferences, basketball, antique shopping…you can add your own to the list….keep connected with my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband! (PS the gray thing in the background is my daughters' fort!)

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Date Night Ideas

Date Night Ideas

Date night is an important part of having a happy marriage! Here are a few ideas that won't break the bank. Remember to have fun, laugh, kiss, be romantic on dates. They are not supposed to be boring or phone centered! See my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband for more ideas!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

One minute to improve your marriage

One minute to improve your marriage

One minute to improve your marriage! Yes, I will share a tip that will help you get closer in less than one minute a day. Based on my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband, and yes, I am doing it myself!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How to tell your kids they are not getting that phone

How to Tell Your Child They are Not Getting that Phone for Christmas

Not sure how to tell your child that he or she won't be getting that new phone or iPad or video game for Christmas? Let's prepare for that moment of disappointment and get some Christmas cheer going!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Can your high schooler survive without a smartphone?

Can your high schooler survive without a smartphone?

Is it possible to be in high school without a phone? What about safety? What about being connected to your friends? I'll reference the movie "Screenagers" which I recommend.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Will your child eat all that (Halloween) candy?

Will your child eat all that (Halloween) candy???

What to do with the abundance of candy headed towards your house? Eat. It. All? I'll give you ideas of what to do with that extra candy and also help you have a healthier mindset going into the holiday season. #ParentsRising means serving nutrition at home: spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Cheap ideas for memorable birthday parties

Cheap ideas for memorable birthday parties

Do you need to spend a ton of money on your child's next birthday party? NO! Bringing back moderation doesn't make it less fun…I'll give you cheap ideas and awaken your birthday party throwing genius for your child's next party!

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What is Internet addiction (and does my child have it???)

What is internet addiction (and does my child have it???)

Is your child constantly online? What is internet addiction and might your child have it? I talk about some questions and tests you can try to find out. Also you can google "internet addiction test" and find great questionnaires. I reference Dr. Andrew Doan's book "Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction." It is an eye opener and excellent.

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Modest is Marvelous

Modest is Marvelous: Girls Style That's Good

Tight pants? Short shorts? Bare midriffs? Are you wondering how your tween/teen girl can be fashionable and modest at the same time? Let's talk! Secret Keeper Girl can help! Also I recommend Dannah Gresh's book "Secret Keeper Girl: The Power of Modesty for Tweens" http://secretkeepergirl.com/events/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How to be a courageous parent

How to Be a Courageous Parent

What scares you about parenting? The tantrums? Video games? Your kids feeling left out? Let's find our strength in God today! Learn how to become a more courageous parent. Learn more from my pastor's sermon series Fearless, Pastor Jeff Brawner at http://bonitavalley.com/portfolio/fear-less/

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text?

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text?

Will your kids be able to talk…or just text???

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dealing with loss and failure

How can you help your children deal with loss and failure?

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wearing earbuds

Wearing Earbuds

Sorry, I don't want to talk…why earbuds can be a bad habit for kids (the video freezes twice due to technical glitch, but it comes back, sorry about that!)

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fortnite and video games

How Can You Tell If Your Child is Playing Too Much Fortnite?

Kids addicted to Fortnite and other video games?

Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, August 28, 2018