Hey Friends! I had to do a little podcast shuffle (switch out what I had planned to publish this week -- a story for another time -- ) and this gave me the perfect opportunity to do something I've been wanting to for a while! An all Q & A episode! 🎊 I hope to do these quarterly, so please give me feedback, and always send your questions to: [email protected] (put Q &A or "Question" in the subject line!) I love to hear from you on social media, but if you can try to send
Anyone ever had a kid who whined, lied, tattled, or complained? (🙋🏼♀️) If so, then today's episode is for you. I am so excited to share this packed, practical chat with best-selling author, Ginger Hubbard, with all of you. I especially loved talking to Ginger, because her early books, “Don’t Make me Count to Three” and “I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!” shaped my early parenting years. (Who could have guessed that I'd one day be interviewing her on a podcast?!
Kids, Character, and their Future Success, with Dennis Trittin. We all want our kids to have good character, but we don’t always consider how crucial character is to our kids’ future success. In today’s interview, former multi-billion-dollar investment manager, Dennis Trittin, helps us connect the dots and find even more motivation for raising kids of character. After over 30 years managing investments and studying successful leaders all over the world, Dennis
Talking about Middle Children, and offering a giveaway! Today we continue our mini-series about birth order! I loved hearing from so many of you about your firstborn kids last week, and found so many of your comments fascinating! And now I'm so excited because today we get to talk about the birth order that kicked off this whole series on my blog so many years ago: MIDDLE CHILDREN! I was exploring birth order back when my 2nd son was barely a teenager, and what
Talking about firstborn children, and offering a giveaway! Got firstborns? (or maybe you are one? ) Either way, this is for you! I love to talk about all of the things that shape our kids into who they are -- their personalities, love language, birth order, and on and on. In my book, BOY MOM, I talk about being a "student" of our sons...The more we understand them, the better we can parent them! Many years ago I wrote a short series on my blog about birth order. I
Kids today are faced with a huge range of different views on who God is (or isn't). How can they be sure who's got it right? Oh this is a difficult part of our current parenting reality, isn't it? And one we are wise to invest time and prayer into! While we've had many conversations in our family on that topic, I am so very grateful for helpful resources to make tough topics like this a little easier to tackle! I think story - especially stories from the Bible -- are the
Happy New Year!!!! And also: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this BLOG! We just turned TEN, and that makes me a feel a little like... A LOT has happened in ten years! A lot of hard work...a few years wondering what the heck I was doing/where I was going...(nearly quitting)...Some highs, some lows, and more hard work. But also tons of blessings and fun along the way. Now, if I had more forethought...time/energy, I might have put together something really special for the occasion.
Hey Friends!! It's alllllmost the New Year. Whew!! We've just about crossed a serious finish line! 😀 However, let's be real here. We all know that ahead of us are 365 more days...which will bring us new opportunities, challenges, and plenty of little (and big) tests of our attitude and character! With this in mind the timing could not be better for the brand new book, Win the Day, by best-selling author, Mark Batterson. And I am so happy to get to share