The Stuck Mother- 3 Reasons She Stays There

The world changes and grows, but life for the “stuck” mother doesn’t… The house is an unequivocal chaos of dirty laundry, shoes, toys and knick knacks… day after day. The children raise their high pitched voices even to the point of whining and manipulating, so she can come to their rescue… hour after hour. Her…

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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why It Matters to You and Your Family

The majority of my work is around emotions… In essence, the ESSENCE OF FAMILY DYNAMICS has to do with the emotions people feel and how each member of the family handles those emotions. If a mom is angry, she can choose to show anger or not. If a dad is frustrated, he can choose to…

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My Trembling Experience Raising Adult Children

Having adult children has posed a new challenge in that I REALLY CAN’T CONTROL THEM. Just when I thought I wasn’t controlling, I kept seeing my tendencies to want to “help” my adult children make decisions that appeared successful in my eyes. Simple things like going to college, getting a successful career, having good habits,…

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A New Ending to My #MeToo Story

The #MeToo movement created huge awareness regarding women and men who had been sexually molested. Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I kept seeing personal friends posting updates that included the hashtag #metoo. Although a part of me was surprised, another part of me wasn’t. By now, I am well aware of how prevalent the issue…

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What is a Breakthrough Session and What Can it Do for You

I just finished a Breakthrough Session (learn what a Breakthrough Session is in the video below) and I recorded a quick video for you to learn more about what it is and what it can do for you.  I will say I look VERY tired, because even though Breakthrough Sessions are intense, they are also…

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Why Teaching Business Skills to Your Children Pays Off

I never imagined that teaching business skills to my children would pay off… What started as simple curiosity and a desire to make money from an adorable 7 year old, turned into a lifetime of passion and a practical way for him to make a living. Today, Alexis is 18 and he is not afraid…

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What is a Family “Purpose” Statement

What in the world is a Family “Purpose” Statement? Well, you could call it family purpose statement, family mission statement, awesome family statement or (your last name) mission statement… it doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that you have one! Having a marketing background, I often wondered why companies would have a mission statement…

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How to Win and Keep the Heart of Your Teenager

My oldest son always says he was our “guinea pig.” When we was born I was only 19 years old and had no experience at all in parenting. I could barely even take care of myself, let alone a child! Gus was also inexperienced and he had no clue how to be a proactive dad. “Bigguy,” as we…

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How and Why to Teach Character to Your Children (and You)

If you know my story, you already know I had terrible habits when I was single… I used to wait until the last minute to do my essays and I was always late for school. When I became a mom, I used to talk to my friends on the phone, while the kids made a…

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Our Greatest Moment of Pain in Parenting

Gus and I didn’t start off with any tools to parent and quickly our “baggage” caught up with us. We made so many mistakes and then we had to clean up the broken pieces of our actions, because those mistakes made profound impact on our children. The greatest moment of pain as parents came when…

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