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

How to Teach Your Kids to be Consistently Kind

(Inside: How to teach your kids to be kind even when they don’t feel like it.)   Cleaning up the mess of our over $1500 in credit card theft had me edgy. Then I went to quit the gym. Which apparently is like telling membership services gravity is ending: What!?! The gym needs you! The pools open soon! And to quit – see that 500-pound weight that man twice your size is bench pressing? You do it 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

Get Your Kids Out The Door Happy And On Time With THIS

(Inside: A parenting hack to eliminate the before school chaos.)   The terrible-horrible-very-bad-worst part of our morning is when I announce “Time to go!”   We all simultaneously lose our brain cells. One kid can’t find his shoe, the other his homework, and the third decides to take a firm stance against why kids have Read More

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