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How to Be Happy Today

How to Be Happy Today

Would you like to become a happier mom in 31 days? Just follow along with my videos posted here on my website and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as I share from my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. Here is today’s video and remember, you can look at the...

Video: Stuck at Home COVID Advice for Moms

Hi friends! While we are isolating ourselves at home, we can look for the silver lining.  Here are a few ideas to help ease your cabin fever: Coronavirus advice for moms Stuck at home? Coronavirus advice for moms Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on...
Video:  Community Service for Kids

Video: Community Service for Kids

Community service isn’t just something to put on a college application. How can you make it a way of life for your family? Now don’t get overwhelmed – or overcommitted. You certainly don’t have to do everything. But I think, we all need to do...
Video:   Separation anxiety with your phone?

Video: Separation anxiety with your phone?

Might you or your child need a “phoney pack”? I read a Wall Street Journal article about a teacher in Indianapolis who kept her student’s phone in a clear plastic pouch, so the student could SEE the phone still but not use it. Can your child survive...
Video:  Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood

Video: Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood

With Thanksgiving coming next week, this is a great time to prime the pump of gratitude at home.  Here are a few ways you can stoke gratitude and thanksgiving in your own life and in your children.   Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood Are your kids great at...
Video: 5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Video: 5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Since my kids attend year-round school, we’ve are in our 4th week of school already if you can believe that! There are a few simple principles that make the school year go much smoother. I share them here in this week’s Facebook live chat: Back to school...
Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in NYC last weekend, and wanted to share something I learned. Many of our kids are anxious, depressed or struggling in social situations. How can we help them? In one word…FRIENDSHIP! For many kids,...
Video: How to Make the Weekend Actually Relaxing

Video: How to Make the Weekend Actually Relaxing

Are you just as tired on Monday morning as you were on Friday afternoon? The weekend is supposed to be rejuvenating and relaxing, but sometimes, it can be either too jam packed with activities or too mind numbing consuming TV, social media, and video games. In this...
Video:  Chores and Your Child

Video: Chores and Your Child

Are chores part of the daily routine for your kids? Sometimes we moms can become more like maids and our children like houseguests! It does not, nor should not, be that way!  We are a team as a family, taking care of our home together because the tasks are much easier...
Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

What happens when you tell your child to turn off the TV for dinnertime? That it’s time for chores? That you won’t buy that candy bar she’s begging you for? Angry outbursts are pretty common in everyday life – whether the venom is directed at...
Video:  Help!  I’m Worried about My Kids

Video: Help! I’m Worried about My Kids

A few weeks ago, Lucy fractured her ankle.  I worry she might trip again.  I worried because she couldn’t participate in this weekend’s family ski getaway (I happily stayed with her, off the mountain). While Lucy hobbled around in her boot, her sister...
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...
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