Do you ever feel like you “bark” orders at your children.  “Do this, do that, do this, do that?” And they JUST DON’T DO WHAT YOU ASK! I never thought I did, but I have noticed that when my children don’t listen to me, I tend to start “nagging” with multiple things.   http:// via GIPHY...

My daughter had a FREAK OUT about her math homework the other night.       It spiraled into everything… “I hate math!” “Why do I have to get homework?”   “Why does he assign homework?”   “I don’t want to do i!” Tears were rolling down her face and she was frustrated and angry. She doesn’t get...

Parents never know how a night is going to end with their children. One would always hope it ends on a HAPPY, LOVING note.  There are times this does happen and times it doesn’t. Thursday night ended on a very frustrating note where our 8 year old was crying his eyes out and his Dad...

My husband and I were discussing an upcoming Joyful Parenting class I am teaching.  I was reviewing what I did two weeks prior and where I thought next steps would be. As we were talking, he said things that rang  true for us as parents with our kids.  I told my husband that lately I...

AHHHHH, I hate SCREENS!! The biggest issue in our household has to do with SCREEN time! It is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!! My husband is ready to take all the phones and computers to the gun range and shoot them! Whether it is a phone, or computer game it is causing a lot of JOY CRUSHING!! Our...

We ALL have other lives.  I’m not talking about re-incarnation. I’m talking about another life in our current life.  THINK ABOUT IT.  Our life growing up, in school, college, in our 20’s, 30’s, etc. is more or less another life.   This past weekend I spent time with some friends from ANOTHER LIFE. These were friends...

Parenting is a HARD job! Anyone who is a parent knows this.  We all experience FAILURES and SUCCESSES and if we are willing to learn from those FAILURES and SUCCESSES we can continue to become better.   The other night my son and I had a HUGE power struggle. Yep, This is something a parent  would...

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Have you ever got in an argument with your significant other and realized later it was stupid and a waste of time, energy and words because the actual topic wasn’t even important? Disagreements are a normal part of a relationship. It’s all about how we handle them that makes the difference. My husband’s and my...

What do you do when your child comes to you crying and/or upset about something? Do you LISTEN and CONSOLE empathetically? Do you brush it off and say, “It is NO BIG DEAL.”   Do you pay attention to him when he is talking or are you doing something on your phone. I have done...

Summers are wonderful! I have the privilege of being off in the summers with my children. We have so much fun! We spend our time at the pool, biking, hiking, camping, playing, and traveling.  Most of the time we don’t even know which day it is.  THAT’S THE BEST!  I’m blessed to have the same...

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