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Accepting vs. Condoning

Leaving  the grocery store this morning, I noticed a mom holding the hands of her two young children as she waited to cross the parking lot to get to her car. With the amount of information one can glean from a very short observation of another, it appeared that the mom seemed relaxed and peaceful,…

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A Parenting A-ha Moment

I had a HUGE a-ha moment in parenting yesterday and I thought it might help some of you here. Yesterday was an odd day, as both of my sons were out playing/hanging out with their friends and it was just me and my 10 year old daughter home. She was sitting at the kitchen table…

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The Antidote to it All

I just got back from walking my dog and felt compelled to write to all of you. I have a friend whose friend just lost her beautiful 17-year-old son this week. Another friend is caring for her friend as she gets ready to depart our world. And yet another friend is going through a difficult…

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Book Launch Day!

Today is the official release of my new book Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting. Visit https://www.amazon.com/author/parentcoacherin to purchase your copy!  

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What is it really about?

Yesterday was a paradoxical day that began with me attending the funeral for a friend’s husband who took his own life last week. The service was an absolutely beautiful way to honor this man’s life. My friend did not want to enshroud his death in secrecy, so she was very open and honest about the…

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Sneak peak book excerpt!

In celebration of the Sept. 15 release of my book Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting, I am going to be sharing some parts of it to give you a sneak peak. Today, I would like to share my introduction with you. I hope you enjoy! I have known since…

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9 Things Your Child and His/Her Coach Would Love to Tell You

It is back-to-school time and another fall sports season is about to begin. For me, it will be my seventh year coaching youth soccer for my youngest of three children. Based upon the inspiration and ideas of John O’Sullivan, I would like to offer the following tips to parents of young athletes to have a…

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How Can I Be More Successful?

How can you become more successful in your life, business or as a parent? Before we can answer that question, we must first define success itself. The traditional definition of success is basically the American Dream – work hard to build a career, a marriage, a house, a dog, a white-picket fence and 2.5 children.…

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The Importance of Kindness to Yourself

According to our school calendar, we are solidly over the half-way mark for summer and this week, I started to feel the effects of trying to work from home while my kids are all basically home (with the exception of a few camps). I was mindful not to place too many expectations and items on…

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A Screen Time Battle With a Good Outcome

We were leaving for church last Sunday, and my 8 year old was playing on his iPod. This is not an unusual occurrence and my son is usually the first one ready each day when we need to leave so it is rarely an issue. But as is usual in the summer, our routine has…

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