encouragement on valentines day

See Your Greatest True Love on Valentine’s Day

(Inside: Valentine’s day isn’t always roses when it comes to relationships. So remember who your greatest True Love is. See your greatest love on Valentine’s day.  Encouragement for Valentine’s Day.)   I brushed my fingers over the pink iridescent hearts on the Valentine’s Day cards. I thought of the love words I’d write to my sons, 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

A Busy Mom’s Christmas Prayer

(Inside: A busy mom’s prayer for Christmas. Build your faith in the holiday season. See God in the holiday hustle.)   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 in the Hustle.  I pray that…  When we are 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

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

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

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

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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