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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...
Video:  Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

Video: Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

It’s time for less phone and more life! This January, I’ll be providing a weekly video book study from “Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.” We’ll get started with the first habit, the H in HABIT: Hold...
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...
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...
Video:  4 quick tips to help your kids obey

Video: 4 quick tips to help your kids obey

Would you like to go to the grocery store without a meltdown? Would it be refreshing to have kids who obey what you say? Here are 4 quick tips to help your kids obey. These ideas and more can be found in come Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God,...
Can happiness be a habit?

Can happiness be a habit?

A welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31!  No matter what is going on in your life, there is always reason to rejoice in God our Savior. Here’s a message I gave at my home church, Bonita Valley Community Church, about “The Happy Habit.”  I trust it...
Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year friends! Here’s a 1-minute video with a few of our family highlights of 2017.  I hope it makes you smile.  Thank you for being a part of my life! One of my mom’s friends sent me this verse today and I share it gladly with you: How abundant...
Video:  The Weight of Honor

Video: The Weight of Honor

It’s been a little over a week since you were honored for Mother’s Day.  If you need a little pick me up, you can watch this message I shared on Mother’s Day at my home church, Bonita Valley Community Church in Bonita, CA. It’s titled The...
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...