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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...
Celebrating the American Dream

Celebrating the American Dream

Living in America is a wonderful privilege and one that we should be constantly grateful for. We have clean water to drink and proper sanitation.  We are not assigned a job. We are not jailed or beaten for being a certain religion. We are free to hold onto our...
Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends!  (you can read my devotion from today here) Do you want to discover how to connect with others moms through prayer? Praying for your kids is one of the best things you can do yourself…and with other women. Maybe...
Video Tip: Do this Free Summer Activity

Video Tip: Do this Free Summer Activity

One of our favorite free activities in the summer is going to the library! Your kids can stock up on books and DVDs to watch together as a family.  You can also look for my books at the library.  The titles that my local library stocks are Growing Up Social and 31...
Parents Rising Video Series is Here!

Parents Rising Video Series is Here!

I have often wanted to create video messages to accompany my books.  I’m happy to present my first set of complete video sessions for my newest book Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What’s Right. ...
What Memorial Day Means to My Son

What Memorial Day Means to My Son

My son Ethan wrote this essay and I thought it would be neat to share something from the eyes of a middle schooler.  What our young men learn about the values and history of our country will have a tremendous impact on the future of America.   What Memorial Day Means...
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