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How to Get Your Tween/Teenage Son to Open Up to You

(Inside: Do you want your middle school age son to talk to you? 5 tips for parents on how to get your tween or younger teenage son to open up to you.)   “Emma came home from your house and spent 30 minutes telling me every single detail of what happened,” my friend gave me the Read More

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Moms, How to Take Care of Your Home and Your Heart

(Inside: Take care of your home and your heart. Simply daily tasks that will help moms be organized and feel joyful.) “I can’t do this anymore,” I stated matter of factly to my husband. I don’t know what made me say it; my defeated statement wasn’t planned. I just suddenly felt tired, even though my-9-months-of-the-year-working-mom-teacher-life 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

4 Things You Need to Be a Strong, Joy-Filled Mom {FREEBIES}

(Inside: How to be a strong, joy-filled mom. Four aspects of life that will enhance your happiness. Live a meaningful life. Live with purpose.)   The teenage girl paused before my desk near my high school classroom. She exhaled while flexing her hands in stretching motions several times before plopping down in the chair next to 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

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

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

The Single Best Thing Parents Can Do {Free Mini-eBook}

(Inside: Good parenting skills start here. Do you feel like you’re saturated with parenting advice? What should be your focus? This one thing will help you conquer the parenting season like the champion you are.)     Off, off, off!   I fumbled at my car radio.    I don’t need to hear anybody roar… Read More

85+ Kids Activities That Promote Creativity {Printable}

(Inside: We want to raise creative kids who grow up and create better technology, cure the diseases we couldn’t and make this world a better place. This post contains 85+ kids’ activities that promote creativity and help your raise creative kids.)   All the high-fives and wahoos and dancing feet happened yesterday,  the last day Read More

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