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Podcast: Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton

Podcast: Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: So many of us overwhelmed with long to-do lists. Our phones are constantly buzzing, pinging, and notifying. We feel busy but not productive. Help is on the way! Productivity expert Tonya Dalton helps us to strategize and...
Arlene on Focus on the Family today

Arlene on Focus on the Family today

How would you like to be happier as a wife? Let’s begin by going down memory lane.  Do you remember how happy you were when your husband proposed?  Here’s a photo of James and me the morning he proposed.  The year was 1998…and I was the happiest girl...
Servant Leadership at Home

Servant Leadership at Home

More about this at the bottom, but I have a new video course – absolutely free – about technology and girls.  It’s one way I can serve you! Today I wrote about serving others on my Proverbs 31 devotional. Becoming a leader in your home is about...
Journaling for Busy Moms

Journaling for Busy Moms

I love buying and receiving journals.  When I was in high school, I filled journal after journal with my questions about life, my meanderings about what kind of job I should get, and of course, about all the boys I had crushes on. Decades later, I don’t journal...
Writing a Thank You Letter to God

Writing a Thank You Letter to God

A special welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31 who read my devotion.  So glad you stopped by! The concept of writing a thank you letter is familiar to you.  But what about writing a thank you letter to God?  Have you ever written one? Well, if you write a thank you...
Podcast: #WeToo with Mary DeMuth

Podcast: #WeToo with Mary DeMuth

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: The Bible tells us to rejoice with those rejoice, and to weep with those who weep.  We live in an imperfect world where abuse does happen.  How can a home recover when it has been harmed by sexual abuse?  Can that home...
Podcast: Exhale with Cheri Gregory

Podcast: Exhale with Cheri Gregory

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Do you ever feel bad about being tired or failing yet another time as a mom? Help is on the way with my friend Cheri Gregory and her new book, Exhale: Lose Who You’re Not, Love Who You Are, Live Your One Life Well...
Video: Preparing Your Kids to Fly

Video: Preparing Your Kids to Fly

My 14-year-old flew across the country alone for the first time this week. With a connection in Chicago. Without a phone. Oh yeah baby, he did just great. Here are some tips about sending your kids off to fly solo – both literally and figuratively. It’s...
Parents Rising Manifesto

Parents Rising Manifesto

NEW!!!  Parent Rising Video Series just released If you are like me, you may need a mid-summer parenting pep talk about now! When I go to the grocery store, I overhear parents (with many children in tow) saying things like, “Yep, I’m ready for school to...