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Do Our Bad Moods Really Have Anything To Do With The Outside World?

Think back to the last time you were in a bad mood. Do you think it was “caused” by something around you that was going on? Chances are, you probably do. But I’m going to share a story that will illustrate that it is actually the exact opposite of what you might think. Our bad…

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7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade

This past week, both of my sons had plans with their friends. I took this beautiful opportunity to take my 13-year-old daughter to see the movie Eighth Grade. This is a film all about the awkwardness of middle school and the common challenges that kids in middle school face. The movie is rated R, which…

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14 Steps to Make this School Year a Success!

Some children have just begun school, and many are getting ready to head back, so now is a great time to think about creating a plan to make this school year a success! A few weeks to a few days before plan: Several weeks to a few days before your child’s first day, it is…

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How P!nk can inspire us all

I don’t know if you do, but I’ve been following P!nk as she has travelled through Australia on her current tour. As a working mom, she has been very inspiring to me. I love how she is taking her children on tour with her as she continues to do what she loves – perform. P!nk’s…

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4 Reasons Why Gratitude May be the Answer to Your Problem

  No matter how hard you try, it is impossible to be grateful and depressed. ~ Robert Holden   The other day my teenage daughter was feeling mopey, down and basically hormonal. She had no energy and could find nothing fun or exciting in her day. I tried everything I could think of to help…

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4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation

This has been quite a full month of travel for me. I spent almost a week in Phoenix with my older son at an indoor volleyball tournament. Then after a week at home, we were in Florida for a week at another tournament. We are now home for about a week before we leave again…

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Can Kids Learn Life Lessons At The Beach?

Ok, so I admit it – this is a bit of a misleading title. Because this is really more a story of lessons kids can learn through sports. But we have been at the beach all this week at my son’s latest beach volleyball tournament. So thus, the title. My son earned an opportunity to…

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A summer screen time plan for everyone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Summer Break! But I only seem to hear kids singing that song and not parents. Summer can be a wonderfully enjoyable time of year as a parent. IF you set yourself and your children up for success ideally before summer even arrives. In our digital age, screen time is…

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The value of creativity in our parenting

I am with my older son this week in Phoenix, AZ for the Boys Junior National Championship for volleyball. I did not think I would write a blog this week, but suddenly I was inspired to. This was the scene outside our hotel room. I was “inspired” to talk about inspiration. Recently I listened to Dr. Shefali…

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4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents

We are about halfway through my kids’ official first week of summer break from school in my house. Their last days were respectively, last Thursday and Friday. By Friday night, I was already feeling antsy and restless. This restless feeling is not at all unusual for me, but it is highly unusual less than 8…

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