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Two Easy Ways to Get Fit with Hubby

Two Easy Ways to Get Fit with Hubby

Who is more of a health nut in your family – you or your husband? Neither or both? We all have our ideas about fitness. Our church is going through the Daniel Plan by Rick Warren which is jump-starting some good conversations (and even workouts). Here are 2...
Translating the 5 Love Languages

Translating the 5 Love Languages

James and I celebrated our 21st anniversary this month.  There is always more to learn! In this week’s FB live chat, I’ll let you know the AHA experience I had with James about the five love languages.  Think of the love languages as money (currency) that...
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 Posted by Arlene...
Video: Building a Dream Marriage

Video: Building a Dream Marriage

Even during the parenting years, you can build a DREAM marriage! What would a dream marriage look like for your husband? I chat very honestly about my own marriage – and I think it will make you laugh… Keep DREAMING as a couple The story of 4...
Technology and Your Girl

Technology and Your Girl

Is your daughter obsessed with a phone, iPad, YouTube or social media? Or maybe she’s doing fine now, but you are concerned about her future…on screens! That’s why we have to keep talking about healthy tech use.  In this news segment on CBS San Diego...
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: Preparing Your Kids to Fly

Video: Preparing Your Kids to Fly

My 14-year-old flew across the country alone for the first time this week. With a connection in Chicago. Without a phone. Oh yeah baby, he did just great. Here are some tips about sending your kids off to fly solo – both literally and figuratively. It’s...
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: 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: Screen Time Battles: Parents vs. Grandparents

Video: Screen Time Battles: Parents vs. Grandparents

Do you every have screen time battles, not with your kids, but with your parents? Maybe you’re not happy that your mom has just bought your child a new iPad. Maybe you’re concerned about the amount of TV your child watches at grandma and grandpa’s....