A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer

(Inside: A busy mom’s prayer for Christmas. In the hustle, Lord, we want to see YOU. In the season, may you reveal yourself to us and build our faith.)   A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer   Dear God,  This time of the year is magical – but oh so busy. Lord, I want to see YOU Read More

10 Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids the True Meaning of Christmas

(Inside: Teach kids about Christmas.  Simply ways to help kids learn about the true reason for Christmas and feel the joy of the season.)     My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His Read More

Compelling Books that High Schoolers will WANT to Read

(Inside: Book recommendations for high schoolers. A list of compelling books that high schoolers will want to read. Help your teen find a book he/she will love. Improve your student’s reading skills.)   “I love that book!” one student declared to another as she passed me her slip of paper with the title of her Read More

One Simple Way to Enjoy the Present More

(Inside: A tool to help you love being a mom. Motherhood is hard, and parenting is work, so all moms need this one simple way to enjoy the present more. FInd excessive joy in being a mother.)    Our family littered our mudroom with shoes as we filed into our home. One kid rushed to let out our golden doodle, my husband bounded upstairs to plug in Read More

Best Podcasts Every Mom Needs to Hear

(Inside: 8 best podcasts for moms that will motivate women. Accomplish more and meet your goals by listening to these inspirational podcasts for women. )    The pile of plates teetered as I  carried them from my kitchen to the dining room. Next, I grabbed the stacks of Tupperware, mismatched bottoms and tops thrown together looking like the Eiffel tower in shambles and not Read More

What Moms Can do NOW to Raise their Kids to be Leaders

(Inside: How to raise your kids to be leaders. Transformational language parents can use now that will develop their children’s leadership skills.)   “But, maaaawwwwm, I *cleaned my room* good enough…why does it matter if it’s not perfect?”    How many other moms have heard that phrase in the last week?     Or hour…    Or…5 minutes?    Your child brought one cup Read More

Parents, Help Your Kids Thrive in School by Asking these 4 Questions

(Inside: Do you want to help your kid thrive in school? These four questions will help your child find success and enjoy his or her educational journey.)     I scanned the array of graduation photos spread out in front of me. Geez, it’s been years since I’ve taught these amazing kiddos in high school.     I picked up a Read More

5 Best Songs to Make Your Day Better

(Inside: Don’t underestimate the power of music. Here are 5 best songs to make your day better.)     My son’s head lay on my arm as his little body nestled into the curve of mine. He drifted off to sleep against me, glad I’d stayed with him for a few minutes after his tuck-in.   Read More

146+ Best Chapter Books for Tweens that will also Build Character

(Inside: 146+ best chapter books your tweens will love that will also help them develop positive character qualities. For late-elementary/middle school age kids.)   “My mom always tells me that people in third world countries are starving and I should appreciate what I have,” my 12-year-old son wrote. “But I just didn’t get it. We Read More

Momma, Should You Write? (Or Start a Blog?)

(Inside: Are you wondering, “Should I write?” Read my journey of starting a blog and get tips that will help you start writing and blogging with confidence.)   “I want to be a writer.”   I gently rocked my nursing son (middle child) in the middle of the night. That’s the exact moment the writer-thought Read More

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