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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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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Why So Many Leaders Fail and End Up Losing Everything

Every couple of months we hear of a “famous” person in our society, niche or circle of influence who got into a tight spot with the law, their community or their marriage. When we watch the news or read the posts about such situations, we are deeply saddened because in a way we are looking…

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Review of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s LEGEND

“The Greatest Show on Earth” they call it and with due reason the circus could be considered the oldest and greatest show in the history of mankind. The word CIRCUS immediately triggers memories of childhood and of laughter, cotton candy, popcorn, clowns and magnificent airborne acrobats who swing from side to side without fear! Our…

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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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Live Life with Flavor Challenge Day 19 – Inspire Your Family to Health

Welcome to Day 19 of the Live Life with Flavor Challenge! Today is Tone Body Thursday! About 15 years ago, I took a real step toward becoming healthy, not just in mind, but in body! Instantly, I gravitated toward weight training and nutrition. Suddenly, I couldn’t get enough on the subject! The more applied, the…

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Live Life with Flavor Challenge Day 5 – Embrace Family in Business

Hello Ladies! Today is Day 5 of the Live Life with Flavor Challenge and it’s Fabulous Business Friday! I often get asked how I am able to balance being a wife, a mother of six children and a business woman…  We, as women, are constantly being told that a mother can’t be a successful business…

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Live Life With Flavor Day 2 – Tell Your Children You Love Them Daily

One day, when I am lying on my death bed, I know that the main question going through my mind will be “Did I make a difference in the life of my children?”  Just like any other parent, I want each of my children to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are…

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The Day Gus Said This to the Kids I Nearly Died

I wanted to share an encouraging story with you… The other night our family was having dinner and after the children gulped up the last bit of food, Gus said he had an announcement to make. Excited for any fun news that would come out of his mouth, we quickly picked up the table and washed the dishes.…

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