Category: raising happy kids

Torie Henderson

How to become a fun mom instead of a nagging mom

Episode #170 – How to turn off “Task Master mode” and have fun with my 13 year old boy. Question of the Day: I’m pretty sure my kid is going to grow up and remember me as a nagging, grumpy task master. He’s barely 13 and our relationship is already on thin ice. On the … Read more…

How Less Stuff Makes Us Happier

How Less Stuff Makes Us Happier Interview with Krista Lockwood, founder of Motherhood Simplified  With the frenzie of Black Friday shopping behind us, but more consuming ahead of us, now is the perfect time to hear from Krista Lockwood from Motherhood Simplified. Krista is a mom of 5 who teaches other moms how to de-clutter … Read more…

How to get your kids to go to bed on time

Are you doing the Back to School Happy Dance! YEAH!!  woo-hoo! via GIPHY But oh my what a pain it is to get kids to go to bed at night, so they can be on time for school in the morning. Last spring, I wrote a blog about how to get kids out of bed … Read more…

Staying optimistic in a negative world

After spending time at my vision board party last weekend, and the march for human rights this weekend, I am filled with positivity and optimism for the future. But just like anytime you feel really joyful and happy, that little doubt-filled, scary feeling shortly follows. As I was walking the streets with a crowd oozing … Read more…

No matter how much I give, they still want more

Episode #123 “No matter how much I give, they still want more.”    Question of the Day: “I’ve given my 3 daughters everything. I think I’ve been a good mom and they tell me so. I know I’m very lucky that my 3 adolescent daughters love me so much and still want to be with … Read more…

Plagued by Indecision

  Episode #115 – How do I help my anxious, indecisive child? Question of the Day: Dear Torie, My 12 year old daughter gets really worked up when it’s time to make decisions.  Right now I am watching her work herself up into a state over whether she should, or should not, return a gift … Read more…

The begging and pleading is wearing me down

Episode #112 – My kid’s begging and pleading is wearing me down. Question of the Day My 8 year old has an unhealthy relationship with screen time and video games. He’s a great kid, very active, competitive, a math whiz and knows it. He is constantly trying to get access to video games but especially … Read more…