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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...
A Word for Single Moms

A Word for Single Moms

Here are some sobering statistics on the family in America: According to U.S. Census Bureau, out of about 12 million single parent families in 2015, more than 80% were headed by single mothers. Today 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 17.4 million...
Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Summer is a wonderful time to experience a change from your normal pace – even if it just means a weekend vacation away from work. What’s in your bag to read this summer?  Here’s a great summer reading list from iBelieve.com.  They included my book...
Podcast:  Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Mom

Podcast: Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Mom

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Have no fear…author Kathi Lipp is here!  You’ll learn that you are NOT the worst mom on the planet after all.  Find out how to lean into your friends in the motherhood (and how to find help as a single mom...
Mom, What’s the Pecking Order?

Mom, What’s the Pecking Order?

In my new book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, I share many stories from my own home with three kids (ages 5, 8, 10).  Here’s one about how we can get the pecking order at home all messed up: A few months ago, James wanted to try out a small group at church to...
Are you a happy mom?  Take the Quiz

Are you a happy mom? Take the Quiz

Are you a happy mom?  Take this quiz from 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom and find out! ***31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom releases on August 1st.  Click here to receive your three bonus gifts when you order the book before August 10.*** Read each statement and check...
Watch Video: Mom, Can You Relate?

Watch Video: Mom, Can You Relate?

Sibling rivalry. Mealtime battles. Meltdowns.  31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom will help you not only cope with these things, but win! Watch the video to learn more about the book.  And if you pre-order today through August 10, you’ll receive these three...
Podcast: Karen Ehman on Becoming a Happy Mom

Podcast: Karen Ehman on Becoming a Happy Mom

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Have you ever struggled with that nagging feeling you weren’t measuring up as a mom?  NYT bestselling author Karen Ehman joins Arlene to talk about contentment as a mom. How can you resist the race to replicate?  ...
Podcast:  Fern Nichols on Becoming a Happy Mom

Podcast: Fern Nichols on Becoming a Happy Mom

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Fern Nichols, founder of Moms in Prayer International, joins me to talk about finding joy through prayer.  You just have to listen to Fern for a few seconds – and boom!  You will want to pray. Learn how to enjoy one...