Today's Boy Mom Podcast episode is a super special one. Author, speaker, expert girl-mom (!) and my friend...Kari Kampakis joins us for a really fun and insightful chat about raising BOYS! Kari is thoughtful, wise, a lot of fun, and she has the cutest southern accent ever! I have found so much wisdom from Kari's blog posts and books. She and her husband are doing the good, hard work of raising their four girls to be young women of character and faith. In
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Moms Need Friends is Part II of the "What a Mom Needs Most Series." (Read the introduction and find links to all of the posts in HERE.) ** This post is a bit lengthy because I tried to touch on *somanythings* about moms and friendship. You can always skim through to find what you need most, but BE SURE TO SCROLL TO BOTTOM to find an ACTION STEP + STARBUCKS GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! I don't think I have to convince you that friendship is important in our lives.
Hey Friends! Today I am doing something brand new on the Podcast! I'm reading you a piece of my own writing. And I hope you like it (because I really enjoyed doing it!) After sharing the Introduction to my new "What a Mom Needs Most" Series last week, I had a lot of requests to share the series here on the podcast. So, though I won't be reading all of the posts in the series here, I decided that today's message was so special and foundational, I really wanted to share it!
Moms Need Intentional Perspective: Part I of the "What Moms Need Most Series." Before I dive into the specific topics I plan to cover in this new series, I feel compelled to begin with something I have found to be foundational to all the rest...I cannot stress this enough. And just to set the stage for what is to come, my plan is to cover each topic in this series in TWO WAYS: One is that of perspective and mindset, which I will lay a foundation for today. The other is
Hi Friends! I have a really special podcast episode for you this week! But, it's a timely one, so be sure to tune in right away! I had the chance to interview Jean Harville, who is an educator, mom, reading strategist, and the host of the upcoming (FREE!) "UNLEASH YOUR KID'S GENIUS" Masterclass series! This FREE ONLINE MASTERCLASS will feature 18 experts who will share on topics ranging from brain development, emotional control, anxiety-reducing strategies,
What Moms Need most is a new series I am so very excited about where I'll be sharing posts to support moms in the very busiest season of their life. Here's the thing: I'm pretty sure there is no one who loves being a mom more than I do. I am crazy in love with my 4 boys and consider it a privilege to be their mom. I'd tell anyone that. It took me a long time, however, to admit (out loud at least) that sometimes I struggled with feeling like while raising THEM, I was
Hi Friends! I'm so excited to be diving into the New Year with all of you! On today's episode I am sharing some of the things I have planned both on the podcast and on my blog for 2020! I'm also talking about how our family is (finally!) writing a Family Mission Statement, using a new approach I came across recently! (a boy-approved approach, I might add!) I just had to pass it along and I hope it might inspire you to create your own family mission statement in
A New Years Post with what I've got planned for 2020 AND a BOOK GIVEAWAY! I'm coming off a few solids weeks of sabbatical from all things online (social media included!) and it was such a sweet time with my family. There was lots of surfing and celebrating (and my parents are here so lots of great meals and laughter.) But we also had some stormy days with time to just hang out and be together. My very favorite thing. It also meant an outdoor photo shoot turned