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Life Lessons from Facebook

Summer is here and it’s time to give your kids room to explore their individual passions and follow their bliss. But what if all they want to do is play video games? Or it’s day two of vacation and they are already bored and missing their friends? If your kids passions are inconvenient or unclear, … Read more…

How to enjoy your life

I just returned from the best vacation ever. The reason it was so fabulous is because I’ve learned to mind my own business. Five years ago, I would not have been able to enjoy it as much because I was addicted to worry: “I hope no one misses their flight.” “I hope no one gets … Read more…

My secret trick to motivate yourself and your kids

Do you want to inspire your kids to work harder? Contribute more? Feel proud of themselves? Recognize their accomplishments? Be inspired? Feel motivated? Well I have a secret little motivational trick to share with you that works like a charm. When I was in college I lived in a house with 5 girls. None of … Read more…

The dangers of being good

You like to get things done, solve problems, and cross things off your to-do list. At work, this is great. You get praise for your organization, decisiveness, and ability to accomplish tasks. But when you apply these same skills at home, you get frustrated because the work is never done, the kids are never content, … Read more…

Are you overwhemled?

Keeping busy with a long to-do list is normal for Moms today but December can push our holiday cheer into chaos and crazy. Even if our schedule isn’t filled, our brains are busy with voices shouting, “I should be doing more, I should be better, there’s something I’m missing,” or we put it onto others … Read more…

Do you dread the holidays?

Whether it’s the divorce, the strained relationships, the passive aggressive agendas or the drunken political commentaries, holiday gatherings can bring out the worse in us. Here are the top 5 reasons why you dread this time of year and how to make it better. 1. You believe you HAVE TO participate. Believing you HAVE TO, … Read more…

Have you forgotten how to play?

My kiddo: “Mom, will you play a game with us?” Me: “No thanks, honey, I’m enjoying reading my book.” My kiddo: “What are you reading?” Me: “Oh, it’s this great book on the importance of play by Dr. Stuart Brown, I just love it. It’s all about how Play shapes the brain, opens the imagination, … Read more…

Everything does NOT happen for a reason

My house was bustling with excitement. I’m getting ready for my first, big product launch and planning a fun, life coaching group for Moms.  We are enjoying our out of town guests and planning our end of summer party.So much fun stuff happening…… and then, disaster hit.I went to bed and the kitchen, family room, … Read more…

The Opposite of Play isn’t Work, it’s Depression

Can you feel the enthusiasm?  New lunchboxes, new pencils, new classrooms and the back to school excitement is here.  But a look at the statistics for today’s kids tells us this optimism will turn to stress by October.  How do you keep the relaxed and joyful days of summer, even after the school year begins? … Read more…