The ONE Technique to Help Your Child (and You) Have a Better Attitude

Can you recall the first time your toddler got her first rush of independence by noticeably getting angry, frowning eyebrows, crossed arms and all? I can… In fact, I recall that moment for each one of my six children. The desperate feeling in me and the defiant spirit in him were no match for each…

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3 Principles to Help You Overcome Your Parenting Mistakes (So You Don’t Ruin Your Kids!)

I am no stranger to parenting mistakes… After 20 years of parenting (I can’t believe I’m actually saying that), I am humbled to say I’ve made more mistakes than I care to admit. From name calling, bad attitudes and an almost terribly broken marriage, our six children have had to live with our parenting dysfunctions…

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5 Questions to Know If You are Stuck in the Season of Motherhood

Life comes in seasons and when a woman chooses to become a mother, she enters a season of motherhood. During the first years of being a mom, she spends time learning to manage the children, the house, the schedule and so on. When she fully masters this role, the woman “allows” herself to move on…

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5 Principles to Make Your Family Meals More Successful

Our family recently went to Ecuador to spend time with loved ones. One of the main things that most stood out was how every meal was a small ritual of love and culture. Breakfast went beyond the simple cereal and milk, and rather included a sit down option of several juices, eggs, cheese, bologna, breads…

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Mom, Your Time is Coming! A Letter of Hope to the Dreams Inside Every Woman

The life of a mother is consistently about putting others first- the kids, the husband, the church, the pets, the family, the friends, the holidays, the activities…in other words, something or someone always come before us. Life calls our name and we answer to the duty, because we know deep inside that when we said…

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Has Your Family Been Hacked? 5 Tips to Know For Sure!

Over the last month, my online server (where I host my websites) experienced the largest hack of its kind! I had over 8,000 urls (other pages) installed on my websites and over 65,000 spam emails were sent from the email server. The hacks happened on two separate occasions, within a week apart, which clearly means…

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What is Really Behind Control?

No mom wants to be known as controlling… Yet, that’s what I was this weekend!! Control oozed through my veins and as tight as a python on it’s prey, I was squeezing the life out of one of my oldest sons as I tried to control certain decisions in his life. Truth is, it’s not…

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Independent vs. Familial Culture- Could Living In The U.S. Be Hurting Your Family?

Could Living In The U.S. Be Hurting Your Family

It is no surprise the United States of America prides itself in being an independent nation with independent thinkers and independent actions. But could this way of thinking be hurting the family? When children reach 18 years of age, we “send them off” to college in expectancy that they will finish maturing and so they…

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You Are Not Lazy, You Just Lack Clarity

Many moms are stuck. Paralyzed. They simply don’t do what they are supposed to. They wonder if they are lazy and often tell themselves they lack the discipline to raise their children. The truth behind the appearance of laziness or the apparent undiscipline in people is lack of clarity. You see…when we are not sure…

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Your Childhood Wounds are Hurting Your Parenting

Yikes! That’s a tough statement…I know! But it took me 16 years to realize that truth in my life. After having my first child, I did everything I could to be the best possible mom. I never would have imagined the way my parents raised me and the things I experienced growing up were actually keeping…

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