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How to Have a Scream-Free Morning Routine

Just once, for mercy’s sake can we not be the ones pelting out the door as the bus chugs away. Just once can the toddler agree to eat out of the red bowl? Just once can we make it with some semblance of normalcy instead of melting down into temper tantrums and tears and guilt?

Elevate Your Easter Brunch

If you’ll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu.

Here are some scrumptious and simple recipes that are sure to be a hit for your holiday!

10 Immediate & Tangible Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Each year in the U.S., over 8 million people suffer through the death of someone in their immediate family. My three boys and I are now a part of those statistics.

I hope this list will be shared and used as a resource to guide others in reaching out to someone who is in the very beginning stages of dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

3 Ways Worry is Ruining Your Parenting

What if I told you that you could care for your kids without worrying about them? What would it take to revolutionize our parenting in this way?

Here's some perspective...

Dear Young Mom

Take it from me, a mom who not that long ago, wished that time would pass quickly and who now wishes it would slow down, enjoy these moments with your little one.

Dear Heartbroken World

Former Addison Road lead singer Jenny Simmons observes the manifold tragedies in our world today and laments "the pain of our own broken pieces of earth. It all seems a bit cruel right now."

But Jenny has a brilliant encouragement for those who are buckling under the weight of worldly sorrows.  Find your hope from Jenny's heart!

Stop Trying to be 'All the Moms'

Each of us are to be The Fun Mom, The Organized Mom, The Pinterest Mom, The Soccer Mom, The Blogging Mom, The World-Changing Mom, and The Volunteering Mom.
Never, of course, The Tired Mom, The Say-No Mom, The I-Don’t-Know-What-I’m-Doing Mom, The No-Patience Mom, or The Needy Mom. We simply are to be great and glorious at all times...right? 

8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that is almost invisible to parents, as no form of physical abuse is displayed. Regardless, the effects it can have on a child’s mental health can be devastating. 

Learn how you can detect and help prevent this from happening to your child.

Run Your Race

My mind raced with questions:  Why did this happen? What did I do wrong? Could I have prevented this?  The weight of these questions haunted me and left me feeling like it was my fault that my little boy had autism....

Transitioning to the Next Phase of Living

Knowing when it’s time to move yourself or a loved one to a smaller or more accessible home, or even an assisted living center, can be tough. There are some signs that can help aid you in identifying when the time is right.

Are Screens Affecting Our Children’s Brains?

Are your children addicted to technology?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been studying the effect of screen time for children. The preliminary results are in and they’re not good....

5 Ways to Make Your Home Peaceful

Whether it’s a sink full of dirty dishes that continues to climb, clutter covering your countertops, laundry piles blocking hallways, a stash of unpaid bills, or a to-do list that never seems to get checked off--you’re not alone.
Find encouragement!  Start by taking these small steps to transform your home.

3 Ways to Stop the Comparison Game Today

We’ve all played the game. You know it and I know it, the comparison game is one that rears it’s ugliness and traps us even in our best moments. Somehow, someway this comparison game runs rampant among women.

On Loving Those Teenage Girls

I wish I could give a list of guaranteed ways to win the heart of a teenager, but we all know there are no such guarantees.

So how do you love and guide those teenage girls, whose worlds are spinning so frantically?

10 Ways to Help Kids Keep Their Faith

The headline screams, “Millennials Leaving the Church in Droves!” It’s enough to make a parent fear for their child’s faith. Is there anything we can do to turn the tide for our child? Any wisdom for helping our kids keep their faith?

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