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Airing today on Focus on the Family

Airing today on Focus on the Family

What a joy today to be featured on one of my favorite radio programs Focus on the Family! Hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller do a stellar job making guests feel at home and bringing helpful information to families every day.  We are talking about the ideas in my book...
Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Does it ever feel like you are the one doing the giving, and everyone else in the family is doing the taking? Here are three tips from my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom to teach your kids the joy of giving: (1) Teach them empathy for others (2) Participate in...
Video:  5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Video: 5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Here are 5 ideas to stoke gratitude in our families – both on Thanksgiving and all year long! 5 Easy Thanksgiving Projects to Stoke Gratitude Thanksgiving is coming…are your kids grateful people? Here are 5 ways you can help them practice gratitude, find...
Video: How to Become More Courageous Parent

Video: How to Become More Courageous Parent

Snapchat, pornography, and video games, oh my! Bullying, depression, and dating, oh my! There are certainly many things that strike fear into the heart of a parent. How can we parent more courageously? In this week’s Facebook Live chat, I talk about how you can...
Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Has your child played hours and hours of Fortnite this summer?  If so, he or she isn’t alone.  More than 125 million people are playing.  How can you tell if your child is addicted? Find out in today’s Facebook Live chat. Each week, I’ll be doing a...
When Isolation is Actually Good

When Isolation is Actually Good

I’ve been going to a neighborhood spin class for more than 13 years now.  In class today, my instructor yelled, “ISOLATE!” What did she mean by that? Did she want me to go back home and sit alone in my room?  No, of course not (although that would have been nice!)....
Back to School

Back to School

This morning, the breakfast table was strangely quiet. Just three years ago, my three kids sat around the breakfast table in a beehive of activity and chatter.  Then when my oldest went to middle school (which started one hour before elementary school), that left my...