August 12, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Elizabeth Behrens on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Elizabeth is originally from Iowa, but now lives in Kansas City with her husband and four children. She has a job she loves as ambassador, educator and engagement coordinator for Be the Bridge, a non-profit organization founded by Latasha Morrison. Be the Bridge equips people to increase racial literacy and work toward racial reconciliation. Her work with Be the Bridge allows her to… Read more

August 9, 2019

By guest blogger Terri Reed When my kids were little, summers were about having fun, staying up later than during the school year, sleeping in and staying active the rest of the day. But about halfway through summer, when we would receive the list of supplies for their classes, I would start to dread that first few weeks of school. I knew what a struggle it would be for the kids, and me, to adjust to a new school year… Read more

August 5, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Have you ever thought about parenting as seasonal? At times, you may feel you’re making little progress in raising your kids, so it can help if you think of child-rearing as fitting into four distinct seasons. Season One is the Season of Service, which is from birth to age 2. This is the season where the mother orbits around the child. This is the exhausting season! You often operate… Read more

August 2, 2019

The desire for a peaceful, calm house isn’t wrong, but many times parents try to achieve it at all costs. In this video, I give parents two simple ways they can help their kids achieve peace, plus how our example to our kids can guide them toward desiring a peaceful home. Read more

July 29, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Kathlena The Allergy Chef on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Kathlena The Allergy Chef has more than 200 food allergies and intolerances. Several of her allergies are life-threatening. She has a handful of safe foods to eat, and one source of safe water. Additionally, most of the members of her household also have food allergies and special diets, none of them the same. After being given 30 days to live, she… Read more

July 26, 2019

The benefits of self-control, while timeless in nature, have fallen out of favor in today’s ultra-busy, ultra-competitive environment. This video gives numerous ways to help your kids develop mastery of themselves.   Read more

July 22, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with David Cary on my podcast, You’ve Got This. David, his wife, Valerie, and their son, Trenton, have two decades of pediatric hospital experience from the standpoint of the “customer.” Trenton received a heart transplant just before his first birthday; he was diagnosed with cancer during his senior year of high school; and he had a second heart transplant while in college. Over those years, David and his family learned to navigate… Read more

July 19, 2019

Parents often plan how many kids to have based on the number of children they think they can handle. Sometimes, that number is influenced by their own childhoods or by seeing how the children of relatives or friends behave. What parents usually fail to consider is what a healthy relationship with brothers and sisters gives a child. Almost from the time of our birth, we share with siblings our most intimate thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Together, we explore, collaborate, conspire,… Read more

July 15, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Aurora Satler on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Aurora is the author of The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook. For five years, Aurora worked as the creative director of Many Kitchens, an e-commerce site devoted to promoting the best small-batch artisanal food throughout the nation. Previously, Aurora owned her own New York City catering company and wrote for Chile Pepper Magazine. She lives in NYC with her two small children, and continues… Read more

July 12, 2019

“It’s not fair!” is one of the rallying cries of childhood. At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a child is sure he’s not getting a fair shake. Practicing the fairness doctrine doesn’t lead to generosity and gentleness of spirit but to grumbling and hoarding. Among siblings, pursuit of fairness as a parent can create conflict, frustration, and disappointment because each child will be constantly assessing everything to make sure things are distributed evenly. In this video, I provide… Read more

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