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

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A Simple and Effective Way to Encourage Your Teen (Freebie!)

Encouragement for teens is needed. A simple, yet powerful way to encourage your teen is to text them inspirational and motivational memes. Download free memes today and help your teen thrive. 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

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

funny stories about parenting tweens and teens

Parenting Tweens & Teens is Hilarious: Stories to Make Your Day (Part 1)

Stories to make you laugh – or at least feel not alone. Funny parenting stories about raising tweens and teens. Love raising tweens and teens. Read More

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A Fun Planning Activity that will Help Your Kids Have the Best Summer Ever {Printable}

Inside: Help your kids come up with fun things to do in the summer at home. Kids will have the best summer ever with this awesome planning activity. Read More

get your sons to talk and open up

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

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

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

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