Tag: advice

Being Your Child’s Advocate: Choosing Advocacy over Anger

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I'd like to believe that we've all advocated for something or for someone at some point in our lives. As children, maybe we stood...

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

Save Big on Energy Bills!

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Summer is here and we all know that means larger energy bills. I am always looking for ways to save big on energy bills...

Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

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“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Winston Churchill is credited with first saying this in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the...

7 Things I’ve Learned {the hard way} About Scorpions

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It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two....

Beyond Baby Blues: When is it Something More Serious

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This is the first time I’ve admitted I had postpartum anxiety or depression. To be honest, it took having my second child to realize...

The Best Advice My Pediatrician Gave Me

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When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure,...

What Not To Say To the Mystery-Sex Preggo Mama

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My sweet husband and I just welcomed our third bundle of joy, giving us three under five -- two in diapers.  What were we thinking?? Also, who...

My Kids Aren’t Doing Anything and IT’S OK.

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That's right. My kids aren't doing anything. Before the school year ended, I talked to a mom who was on her way to pick her...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why...

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My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what...

What Can Parents of Younger Kids Take Away from the College...

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The details of the college admissions cheating scandal have been trickling out in the news for more than a few weeks. Parents with kids...

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Prepare for and Adjust to...

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Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always...

Parent on Purpose: A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a...

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                        Want to lead, love, and launch your kids? Yes, please. In 2014, Keith and Amy Carney, set out on an epic journey. With a...

Teaching Children To Be Thankful

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Tis' the season to be thankful! We are blessed beyond measure. Blessed to live in Arizona and have a mild winter. Blessed to have...

5 Critical Things to Say to Your Child and 5 to...

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As mothers, our words have limitless power. They can build up our littles, teach them to love themselves and others, or tear them down, and...

When Mom Reality Doesn’t Measure Up To Mom Fantasy.

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Mom Fantasy Best. Summer. Ever. We we're going to have three months of Insta-worthy fun. Swimming pool at all hours of the day, glow stick...