May 24, 2019

By guest blogger Linda Wood Rondeau On most holiday family get-togethers, the Green Stuff makes an appearance. This is what my children called my mother’s pistachio pudding mix that featured marshmallows and pineapple chunks in creamy pistachio pudding. This was my mother’s contribution to family dinners and my children’s favorite. My mother passed away more than a decade ago, but my children love to revisit those fond memories. Our grandchildren were young when my mother left this earth. The presence… Read more

May 22, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Melanie Papworth on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Melanie is the blogger of, a blog about being prepared for any and everything. While she focuses largely on emergency preparedness, she also writes a lot about organization and kids. She is a mom of four, stepmom of three, and is married to the handiest guy she knows. In her spare time, she teaches piano and tutors math. Summer is right around… Read more

May 20, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Hope Oriabure Hunter on my podcast, You’ve Got This. As a career sales professional, Hope could sell anything she believed in as long as it helped the people she sold it to. She spent years honing her skills to a razor’s edge across several different industries. Now she has transitioned those skills to entrepreneurship as the founder and CEO of Black-Tie Babysitting, Inc. a special occasion on-site childcare service. She also… Read more

May 17, 2019

A new survey by OnePoll found that mothers spend 97 hours a week parenting through such jobs as chef, teacher and chauffeur. Conducted this spring, the survey talked to American moms of school-aged children (between the ages of 5 and 18) about all the different tasks we tackle throughout our week. Commissioned by Campbell’s Well Yes! Sipping Soups, the survey found that with all the time moms dedicate to their kids, they’re so busy that they give up everything from… Read more

May 13, 2019

  The following is an excerpt from my interview with Stacy Verdick Case on my podcast, You’ve Got This. The Great Recession brought out the side gigs in earnest. Have you found that more people are starting side businesses? Stacy: I have, and I’ve noticed that because I’ve done this for a while, the ones who aren’t doing a side hustle right now are looking to and they’re asking questions. It’s really been fun for me to see this take… Read more

May 10, 2019

Sometimes, the best thing we can do is be mean to our kids. In this week’s video, I share how I’m “mean” to my kids–and why you should be too. Read more

May 6, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Tiffany Bluhm on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Tiffany wants every woman to recognize, embrace, and pursue the big dreams and beauty born inside of them. The author, blogger, speaker, teacher, podcast host, wife, and mother shares her personal stories of self-value and self-doubt, international adoption, entrepreneurship, marriage, heartbreak, motherhood, and more with an ever-growing audience now numbering in the hundreds of thousands. In addition to reaching readers via her own… Read more

May 3, 2019

By Guest Blogger Kaye Wilson One of the first things most parents teach their children is to say “thank you” whether the item in question is a gift or a glass of water It’s a small thing, but important because it’s an acknowledgement that the giver was under no obligation give “it.” As parents, we hope that teaching this small phrase to our child will be the beginning of an understanding of genuine gratitude. We know that children are naturally… Read more

April 29, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Susan Nelson on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Susan Nelson is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women live a Proverbs 31 life in today’s world. The Lord laid upon her heart to serve women to grow in Christ, improve their marriages and manage their homes stress-free. She provides tools and resources on her website for Christian women to… Read more

April 26, 2019

With summer fast approaching, parents shouldn’t fear cries of “I’m bored” from their children. In this week’s video blog, I talk about how boredom fuels creativity and why we should encourage our kids to be “constructively bored.” Read more

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