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Video:  Feeling discouraged as a mom?

Video: Feeling discouraged as a mom?

It’s easy to feel discouraged as a mom. Ironically, I have been trying to complete this post for the past 30 minutes and have experienced all sorts of problems embedding this video! Yes, our tasks can be discouraging! We might feel… Overwhelmed by our...
Video: When Your Child is Disappointed

Video: When Your Child is Disappointed

My conscientious daughter Lucy had a rough morning today.  She could not find her student council t-shirt which she was supposed to wear.  She remembers it being in her drawer…and after looking and looking and looking for it, neither she or I could find it. It...
Parenting is Not a Democracy

Parenting is Not a Democracy

Parenting is not a democracy.  My husband James has joked it’s more like a benevolent dictatorship! I’m not saying you shouldn’t consider your children’s opinions and preferences. I’m not saying the family meeting doesn’t have a...
Why Did I Write Parents Rising?

Why Did I Write Parents Rising?

I was sitting upstairs when my kitchen timer downstairs started beeping.  At first I ignored it.  I figured it would eventually stop beeping. But after my concentration had been hijacked for too long, I ran downstairs to turn it off. That’s a word picture of why...
How Would You Do on This Survey?

How Would You Do on This Survey?

I wonder how my kids would have rated me in a recent large study.  Would I have cringed at their answers? The survey was about what kids really wanted their parents to know. After surveying 6,000 children, researchers found that: 54 percent said their parents checked...
Writing Next Book with Dr. Gary Chapman!

Writing Next Book with Dr. Gary Chapman!

I am thrilled, honored, floored, and humbled to announce that I will be writing my next book with Dr. Gary Chapman.  Dr. Chapman is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages series (more than 8 million copies sold – yes, you read that right!).  We will...
Enjoy THIS Part of Life

Enjoy THIS Part of Life

Are you enjoying your present stage in life? Earlier this month, I had the blahs for a few days.  I felt discouraged about the daily demands of caring for young kids.  My 2 year old Lucy has learned how to say NO! with great conviction and she was wearing me down. ...