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How to set boundaries with kid’s screen time?

Episode #5 “How to set boundaries with kid’s screen time” Today’s question: “The cell phone and video game use in my house are getting out of control. How can I set boundaries with my kids that they will actually follow? I’m ready to throw the damn phones out the window.” Maggie What is a boundary? A … Read more…

How do I get my family to pitch in and help me?

How do I get my family to pitch in and help me? Today’s question comes from Elizabeth – I’m tired of doing all the work! I have 3 school aged kids, a capable husband, a house, 2 dogs and 2 pet rats. When I signed up to be a stay-at-home mom, I did not realize … Read more…

How can I motivate my son to do his homework after school?

Episode #3 How can I motivate my son to do his homework after school? Today’s question comes from Lyla: “My son is in 6th grade and isn’t motivated to do his homework. He does the bare minimum to get by. Everyday after school, I suggest, plead, scream, command (depends on my mood) that he GET … Read more…

How do I get my teenager to be nice to me? 

Episode #2 How do I get my teenager to be nice to me?  Question from Amber: “I have a great teenager. He’s hard working, fun to be around, nice to his sister, in fact, he’s nice to everyone, except ME. When I sit next to him on the couch, he gets up. When I try … Read more…

How do I get my kids to listen to me?

Episode #1 “How do I get my kids to listen to me?”   Question of the Day: “I feel like I walk around all day barking orders. ‘Pick up your shoes, turn off the TV, finish your homework, clear your plate.” I’m exhausted from the constant negotiating and push back I seem to constantly get and … Read more…

Spending the holidays with annoying people

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung So you will be spending the holidays with an annoying family member you don’t like. You think it will be better this year. You won’t let them get to you. As soon as you see this annoying person, you tighten … Read more…

Is your teen constantly arguing with you?

Try “letting go of the rope” to get your arguing teen to relax. There is a family therapist in my area who specializes in working with teens. We both speak at the same conference every year and she has a very different take on how to handle arguing teens. “If your teen isn’t telling you … Read more…

Do you want grateful teenagers?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I AM SO GRATEFUL TO YOU! Thank You so much for letting me into your mailbox! Every time I see a new subscriber sign up, or an long time subscriber open an email, I feel SO MUCH GRATITUDE! It’s like when I was a kid and the doorbell would ring. I’d … Read more…

My a-ha moment and why bother doing scary things

Overcoming fear and life coaching for busy, bored moms I used to worry. A lot. As a kid, I was scared to say the wrong thing, scared to make someone mad, scared of water, bugs, or walking down the street at night. When I became a Mom, this fear just expanded: scared of something bad … Read more…