A roundup of some of my favorite fall recipes. There's only one time of year that I ask for just a *tad* bit of pity for the fact that I live in Hawaii. Fall. I am pretty sure that I love the autumn season more than the average person, yet, unless I travel, I don't really get to experience it at all. (any sympathy yet?) So, while we continue to have our tropical balmy evenings, and the ocean is bath-water warm, I tend to whine and complain a teensy bit around October and
Hey guys, Today brings us to the podcast episode many of you have been waiting for! We (finally!) get to talk about BOYS: RELATIONSHIPS AND DATING! Are you excited? Terrified!? Haha, there are so many emotions on this topic, but rest assured, today's episode is packed full of WISDOM, RICH EXPERIENCE, AND Biblical PRINCIPLES for navigating all of these things. Rhonda Stoppe is on with me, and here's just one of the big reasons why we should all
Hey Friends, I'm here with an Aloha Friday Podcast Episode on a topic I love so much! I hope you can take a few minutes to listen to this episode, then gather your family around the table for some intentional conversations! I'm talking back-to-school and MINDSET. Specifially, encouraging our kids to embrace a GROWTH MINDSET. This is a topic I cover in Chapter 9 of Boy Mom, and I love it. It's simple enough for a kid to understand and yet it can make a
We all want to find the magic solution for raising character-rich kids. Here's what I know. There is no doubt, my early parenting years were challenging. But when I look back on the first years homeschooling my older boys, I have mostly fond memories. I have often described the first three boys as being "eager to please", "self-directed" learners, and so on. Fast forward a few years and Levi...Levi has not exactly been the "eager-to-please" homeschool student. He
Aloha Friends! I'm super excited to share today's podcast episode with you. We are spring-boarding off of chapter 9 of Boy Mom as we talk about Inspiring Young Minds: Boys: learning, and discovering passions. This is such a fun topic!!! I invited my friend Amber Lia on for today's episode because she's a four-boy momma who has a background in education, and she's a lot of fun to chat with! I knew she'd have a lot of great ideas on this topic. And I was
Happy Aloha Friday! For this week's Aloha Friday Podcast episode, my son Jonah is joining me for a quick chat about the character quality of perseverance. Jonah has grown in character so much over the past few years, and one quality that has stood out to me in him is perseverance. Today I ask Jonah about his mindset as he spent much of his summer studying to (re-) take the SAT. (He studied so much!!) We also talk about Jonah's job for the past year, working as
I'm so excited to share this podcast episode with you! I think you'll find it super practical, and a lot of fun! (I also have a giveaway at the end of this post, so be sure to scrollllllll down!) As soon as I got to know Kristi Clover (you'll hear our story of meeting -- for the first and second time -- in our conversation!) I couldn't wait to have her on to talk about this subject. Kristi is a mom of five, and a master at all things family and home-organizing.
Hi friends! Welcome to the new, Aloha-Friday-Edition of the Boy Mom Podcast! In these new, shorter, mostly-solo (or with one of my guys!) episodes I hope to bring you a bit of encouragement and inspiration for connecting with your family as you go into the weekend (and all the days ahead!) I'd love your suggestions on how I can make these the very best! In this first episode I am pointing you to my two newly designed FREE DOWNLOADS! First: