September 2, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Chuck Musselwhite on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Chuck has been in full-time ministry for more than 25 years. He started out as a youth pastor at Santa Maria First Assembly of God after graduating from Vanguard University. After his first position, he worked at several churches until 2007 when he and his family, along with a dedicated group of people, planted The Village Chapel in Vandenberg Village, California. In 2017,… Read more

August 30, 2019

In children, especially younger ones, frustration often erupts into striking out at the source physically. In this video, I discuss how to help kids remember to use words, not fists, during conflict.     Read more

August 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Dr. Sherrie Campbell on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Dr. Sherrie is a nationally recognized expert in clinical psychology, an inspirational speaker, former radio host of the “Dr. Sherrie Show” for the BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio, a former contributor for HuffPost, and the author of several books, including But It’s Your Family : Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Success Equations: A Path to Living an Emotionally Wealthy… Read more

August 23, 2019

I stayed home from school the day Dwayne* left our home. As a young teen, I had fallen in love with the baby, who arrived at our house only a few days old. His soft brown hair and big blue eyes had captured my heart over the months we cared for him. No one had told me it would be this hard to let him go, even though he was going to a forever home with his new adoptive parents…. Read more

August 19, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Loyla Louvis on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Loyla is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness of each child within the family so that a mom can better enjoy the day-to-day of life. Loyla is triple certified with the American Association of Christian Counselors and founder of Mothers In Training based out of Montclair, N.J. She conducts one-to-one sessions, provides workshops, parenting… Read more

August 16, 2019

Did we really need a study to tell us that kids crave more bonding time with their families? Probably not, but the statistics uncovered by OnePoll in a Red Robin (yes, the burger chain) commissioned study found that 73% of American kids would like more opportunities to bond with their family. Parents also want more time with the kids, with 70% saying they don’t spend enough quality time together. What’s even more helpful, the survey also asked what activities children… Read more

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

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