Back to School Q&A- “My Child is Not Waking Up in the Morning,” Plus Bullying, Confidence, Homework

With Back to School being in full gear, are you struggling with: …Getting the kids ready for school in the morning? …Your child not liking the teacher? …Your child not making friends? …Your child feeling low self confidence about learning? …Your child getting BULLIED? …Your child not doing the homework on his/her own? Let me tell…

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Guilt When Mean Mom Shows Up

The most destructive weapon against any mom is GUILT. Moms experience guilt from an array of topics ranging from “I didn’t nurse my baby long enough” to “I don’t keep the house organized” to “I’m the worst mom ever- I yell all the time. I’m ruining my kids.” It is nagging thoughts like the ones…

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7 Ways to Know if You Have a Powerful Family

You may look at our family picture and think we look “perfect.” But, I’ll be the first to admit we are far from perfect… In fact, to get our family to where we are, it has taken us a lot of mistakes and work and diligence. We’ve worked on character, manners, chores, academics, life lessons,…

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What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Chores!

In our house, there is always something to do…some work to be done. With six children and many visitors, there is constant clean up or maintenance going on. When I finally feel I’m done, the 4 yr. old drops the juice or the 6 yr. old spills the milk! (You know what I’m talking about) All in…

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Instant Solution for Weary Moms

Exhaustion. Fatigue. Anxiety. Those are words I know too well. Growing up with a single mom who was a true example of hard work ethics and diligence, I learned to work hard from early on. Life taught me that “if you work hard, you get what you get ahead in life.” For that reason, I’ve…

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The Day I Took My Son on a Field Trip to the Police Station…For Trespassing

Hispanic moms have the reputation of being small and fiery. No matter how tall, big or old our children are, we will make our point heard and we will be respected. In fact, Hispanic children joke about our methods of discipline and training. There are even viral videos that have made circles around the world…

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Why Teaching Your Children About Business is Good for their Financial Future!

As of December 2014, the United States has debt of over $3 trillion! I would like to strongly propose that if the current leaders would have had a small business when young (lemonade stand, pet sitting service, or whatever) they would have learned to manage money effectively and perhaps we wouldn’t be in this mess.…

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Why Teaching Your Children About Business Helps Their Confidence

Our children were only 10, 8, 7 and 2 when we bought our family business, Lifetime Books and Gifts. In this new endeavor, our family had to embark on a journey across the United States. In essence, we had to live in an RV for 5 months, while week by week we visited a new…

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Will YOU Accept this Challenge?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the #ALSICEBUCKET Challenge…I guess a challenge is a good thing, because it gets people thinking about specific issues and it gets people to take action. About 4 months ago, I thought of doing a unique challenge for women- the #LIVELIFEWITHFLAVOR Challenge. This idea emerged after I realized…

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