how to talk to teens

How to Get Your Tween/Teen to Their “Aha Moment”

“How do I better communicate with my teen?” Here’s a proven method on how to get your kid to want to make good choices on his/her own. Read More

why grandparents are important

Grandparents, this is why we need you…

Growing up, my friends families vacationed at Disneyworld or sandy beaches. But, not my family. We went to Colorado Springs. With Pike’s Peak as the backdrop (swoon), we’d visit my grandparents, aunts/uncles and about a billion cousins. (It’s been joked that if you find yourself in Colorado Springs needing a ride, just stand at the Read More

gratitude journal for teens

A Free Gratitude Journal Your Teen Will Love (Raise Grateful Kids)

A free gratitude journal written just for tweens/teens. Journal includes fantastic writing prompts. Download the gratitude journal for teens today! Read More

parenting teens

7 Reasons Why Raising Tweens & Teens is the Best

Why I love parenting tweens and teens. Raising tweens is fun and parenting teens can be some of the best years of your life. Here’s why… Read More

Free eBook: Devotions for Kids & Families

(Inside: Devotions for families that will help create family-connection, families daily experience God, and increase gratitude. Get a free Devotions for Kids and Families eBook.)     Empowered Moms and Kids Encouraging moms and kids to live strong, joy-filled lives.        Have you ever asked your parents what they would do differently if 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

A Lesson to Increase You & Your Kids’ Happiness

  (Inside: A simple family activity that will help you and your kids be happier.)   “Mom, I hid in the bathroom because I was scared my teacher would make me read my paragraph in front of the whole class,” my son whispered in the safety of the dimly lit room as I tucked him Read More

One Way to Learn How Your Kids Feel Loved

(Inside: Create family-connection by learning how you and your family members feel loved.) You dropped one kid off at voice lessons, picked another up from swim team and the third you wrangled through homework with a few tears…from you. Do you get stuck in the busyness of life and occasionally find yourself wondering: Do I Read More

Helicopter Parenting (The Good Kind)

(Inside: Why ordinary parenting has a significant impact on kids.)   I raised my head in anticipation as the hum of the helicopter grew louder. Back and forth it rocked. I knew the pilot, my dad, was saying hello from the sky. It’s one of my best childhood memories.    It’s true.   Except it’s Read More

One Easy Way to Get to Know Your Kid

(Inside: Do we take advantage of the moments life gives us to get to know our children?) Clean socks dwindled, food became scarce, and the house turned into a wretched state – there was so much to accomplish. But I had a blessed day at home to catch up and plow through my to-do list Read More

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