I'm so happy to share my friend, Marci Pecora, with you. Marci is a licensed marriage and family therapist, well-acquinted with grief. After a nearly 5-year battle with cancer, Marci’s husband went to heaven 10 years ago, leaving behind Marci and their two children. Through grief groups and with the support of family and friends, Marci has not only survived, but found healing and purpose in walking others through their unique stories of grief. I am so grateful that she would join us
When I first listened to JJ Heller’s song, “A Hand to Hold”, I had to pause the music and get tissues! JJ’s music captures the wonder of childhood and the love between parents and children in such a magical way! Today, JJ joins us on the podcast to talk about her journey…from college basketball player, to crippling anxiety attacks, to finding her voice and place in the music industry (and 10 million streams of Hand to Hold!) And now her book, “Hand to Hold’ is also available! (and
Yay! We made it to December, and I am so excited for the Christmas season ahead! Today’s guest, Tama Fortner is helping us simplify Christmas, reclaim peace, and ENJOY all the best parts of Christmas without any unnecessary stress! Tama and I chat about so many great ideas tucked into her new devotional book, Simply Christmas – from practical ways to simplify your decorating, to some creative (and simpler!) gift-giving ideas (and more!) Join us for this fun
Happy Thanksgiving Week! I hope this Q and A/Gratitude-focused interview with my two youngest boys adds a bit of cheer to your holiday! Warning: There might have been a case of the giggles going on. (You're welcome for editing a whole lot of nonsense out! 😂) Invite a child or two to listen in on this one! NOTES: Follow Luke on Instagram And YouTube Check out the Character Training Course here!! If you're quick -- use CODE: THANKFUL to get an extra $20 off! (only good for
Hey friends! I am pretty sure you will agree: Entitlement has become an epidemic among our kids. We are raising children in a quick-fix society, where everything they want seems to be available at the touch of a button (or a holler out to Alexa!) Many of us (me included!) have grown frustrated with this issue, and wonder if there is some way to fight against it. Kristen Welch, founder of Mercy House Global, and author of “Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World” (among other great
Some fall fashion (in my 50's) -- Which makes me simultaneously so excited (I love clothes!) and super uncomfortable. Read on... Funny story: Many years ago, I was a new blogger trying to find my voice and my niche. I shared pictures of my kids, some recipes, and occasional lifestyle (including fashion) posts. I followed a lot of other bloggers who I learned from and admired. The only thing is, most of the women I followed were a good 10-15 years younger than me.
Today I am excited to share a “guest podcast” from Kari Kampakis, host of the Girl Mom Podcast. In this episode Kari shares some helpful perspectives to keep in mind if your son is dating someone you don’t feel good about, as well as some simple, sound wisdom to share with your teens or young adults when they enter the dating season of life. (It’s not easy – rememeber!?) Kari has so much wisdom to share, on this topic and others. Be sure to click around some of her writing and
Best books for kids, from teenage years down! I am so happy and excited to get to share this "Friend Post" with all of you. I have admired my friend Liz Yeboah, who lives in England, for a long time via Instagram! She inspires me in so many ways. (catch episode 105 on the my Podcast to hear her share family adventure inspiration!) I seriously want to plan a trip to England just to go on some family field trips with the Yeboahs! (and ok, eat some of her cake, too. 😉)