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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My Bad Habits Caught Up with Me When I Had Children

I was the person who waited until the last minute to get up in the morning for high school and I was known for doing a 50 page paper the day before it was due, in college. Although I was good in a lot of things, I was really lacking character in others and it…

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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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Your Kids Are Leaving Their Mark… Are You?

We’ve all found a wall, a table or a piece of furniture that has been written on by our adorable children… It never fails! They find the ONLY permanent marker in the house and find the most inappropriate place for their “art,” YIKES! This happened to me recently. I was walking by the kitchen island and…

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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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Transform Your Parenting from the Inside Out

For the first thirteen years of my parenting (more or less), I learned all about what I needed to DO as a parent.  In the last five years, I’ve learned about what I need to BE as a parent.  I realized I could DO a lot of things, but if the INSIDE of my parenting heart wasn’t…

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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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Lessons I’ve Learned from Parenting Teens

I have a confession. Before I had children, I didn’t think I’d like having teenagers. This was definitely weird, because once married, I knew I wanted young children right away. I knew I loved young ones! I had been babysitting and nannying for quite a few years. I loved the cuddly babies. I loved the precocious preschoolers. I loved…

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