Why is it so hard to motivate your kids?

I went to a parenting seminar that helped you determine your kids’ temperaments using charts and colors. These categories were represented by red, yellow, blue, and green. Each category contained some typical characteristics for certain temperaments. The premise was that each child is basically wired a certain way, and that’s the way they are, and […]

Eat the Frog

Start Traditions that Make You Better and Better I was reminded by my daughter, Megan, of a trip tradition in our family that may be kind of funny to some, but it obviously stuck with her. It stayed with her because it made sense to her – enough so that she has made it a […]

How to Motivate Your Teen. Is this possible?

Do you feel like your teen is “stuck”? Are they living, breathing, eating up social media, video games, and the contents of your fridge, but not much else?  Or are they busy with many activities, moving along, but still not quite in the right direction? It’s time for a reality check for you as a […]

Ideas – I’ve Got Them, You Need Them!

I SURVIVED MOTHERING 4 CHILDREN BECAUSE I RECEIVED GREAT IDEAS FROM OTHER MOMS. A LOT of ideas. Moms who had been there and who had tested ideas and passed on the ones that worked. Ideas were like gift cards to me. THANK YOU! It is for this reason that I do a lot of idea sharing […]

Are You Ready for Summer?

Are You Ready for Summer? Who isn’t ready to leave this school year behind and kick back this summer? This has been a challenging year for kids and parents alike. Distance learning has taken a toll on most of us and it seems that summer can’t come soon enough! But what does summer mean to […]

Change Disappointments to Positives

How to Change Disappointments in Parenting to Positives Do you watch your kids do the same unproductive things day after day, or make the same poor choices over and over until you think you will scream? Do they half-complete or ignore chores? Do they procrastinate on assignments? Do they just squeak by every day, doing […]

Getting It Done In 2021!

I don’t know about you, but I am EXCITED about the new year. I am ready for a change, even if it is just turning the calendar over to a new year But I KNOW that this next year is going to be better. I am NOT the same person I was a year ago. […]

Merry & Bright or Simply Uptight

This time of year can become a time of extreme stress for moms.  The bar has been raised on how elaborate a holiday should be or could be. I am a bit surprised that there is not a certification to be an ultimate holiday event planner. I could nominate some great candidates. I was thinking […]