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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: 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....
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:  Money + Marriage

Video: Money + Marriage

Do you and your spouse argue about money? Maybe one of you goes to Starbucks too often, or the other wants to spend more money on electronics or eating out. I interviewed Scott and Bethany Palmer, the Money Couple about the money personalities in my book 31 Days to a...
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:  Modest is Marvelous

Video: Modest is Marvelous

Modest is marvelous! Right? How can we promote girl style that’s good? Maybe you have struggled with what to say when your daughter is wearing short shorts…or a low-cut too…or tight pants, Ah…I have some encouragement and resources for you! I...
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...