Teenage Dating: Simple Advice to Tell Our Sons About Girls

Teenage dating: what I told my son about girls that I hope prepares him to have healthy future dating relationships. Read More

An Inexpensive Meaningful Valentine’s gift that Family will Love (Plus, Happy Valentine’s Day From Me to You)

 Inside: (A Valentine’s Day gift that holds a lasting impact nd thanks for reading Empowered Moms and Kids – I love you!) Someday other women will hold these boys’ hearts, but TODAY… I get to be their Valentine. I hope you are feeling lots of love today. Happy Valentine’s Day!     I’m a “Words of Affirmation” Read More

A Video to Get Your Kids Excited about Operation Christmas Child

(Inside: Teach your kids to give with a grateful heart.)  My son handed me the worn Target ad, its edges crinkled from fingers paging through it. Giant, uneven circles enclosed shiny transformers, expensive video games, and the epic Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego set. I squeezed his shoulders, “Looks like you put a lot of time Read More

One Way to Get Your Kids to Cheerfully Clean

(Inside: An idea to teach your kids the value of hard work.)   I’m teaching my boys one way to a woman’s heart…  Cleaning.       And it’s working…so I wanted to share.   See this fabulous chore-chart/incentive-program/how-my-kids-earn-their-allowance thingy?     It’s a nice addition to our routine right now.    Usually, I just pin Read More

Being a Parent is Hard for This One Reason: Here’s What Helps

Being a parent is hard. However, even though motherhood can be hard, this one question will refocus our thoughts in a life-giving way. Read More

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Parenting Tweens: Annoying Ways Tweens Show Their Parents Love

Parenting tweens can be challenging. But there is help to understanding your tween daughters and tween sons behaviors, and how they show you that they love you as their mom. Read More

How a Messy House is Good for Your Kids

When you’re parenting, what is a messy house a sign of? Is a messy house normal? Your disheveled home tells an encouraging story. Read on… Read More

To The Mother of All Boys (Huffington Post)

(Inside: Encouragement for moms of all boys.)   My second article made it on to the Huffington Post. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, it would be my honor if you would check it out.   I am a mother of three boys. No daughters. Just three wonderful sons. So, I have always heard Read More

Momma Knows Best: A Quick Story to Help You Know This

Even though momma knows best, do you know how we have those moments when we don’t want to go with our gut because we’re worried we’ll drive our families nuts? Yeah – go with your gut, here’s why… Read More

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Why I’m NOT Freaking Out that My Struggling Readers Has Low Scores

(Inside: Your struggling reader is going to be just fine. Encouragement for parents and practical steps to take when your kid doesn’t want to read.)   My Child Doesn’t Want to Read My oldest son cried every day for 2 years about it. Every day. It was horrific. I started to dread it… …the 20 Read More

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