Mom Development: Boosting Your Parenting Resume

Being a mom is so very challenging. We wear all of the hats from playmate to maintenance, activity director to prison warden and all of the things in between. We have to learn what our kids want and need and how to best help them interact with others and the world around them in general.Continue reading “Mom Development: Boosting Your Parenting Resume”

3 Steps to Set Your Boundaries

Are you a person who is able to say no to joining all the things but eats or drinks like you’ll never see food again? Maybe you have great limits around your health but you allow people to remain in your life that are sucking out everything that you have to give. Or maybe youContinue reading “3 Steps to Set Your Boundaries”

Avoid Spiraling Thoughts & Give Your Best

Do you ever have arguments where you think that you should prep for them? Maybe they aren’t even arguments when you start out. You might be prepping for a conversation or a heated discussion but it some how turns in to a fight? I mean prep in the sense of planning out what you’re goingContinue reading “Avoid Spiraling Thoughts & Give Your Best”

Giving Feedback to Kids

When I consider how to raise my kids I remind myself that, I’m not raising kids, I’m raising adults. Now that can really make me sound like a curmudgeon so bare with me. If you’ve been following along for any amount of time you know that I believe whole heartedly in kids being kids andContinue reading “Giving Feedback to Kids”

Authentically Influencing

Often when we’re trying to influence someone it is to do something that we want them to do or think is right for them. You try to get your kids to make healthy food choices, get your spouse to get things done around the house, or get your team to beat a deadline that willContinue reading “Authentically Influencing”

We’re Meant to have Seasons; A Lesson from Trees

While we were living in our rental home we got to have a huge oak tree right in the front yard. It was beautiful. It has been there so long that the rope or the homemade swing is fully embedded into its branch. It created amazing shade in the summer and a slight cover forContinue reading “We’re Meant to have Seasons; A Lesson from Trees”

Making the Right Decision

When it comes to my kids, I tell them just like I see it. I don’t sugar coat or lie about things they want to do. I don’t bubble wrap them or take a bunch of precautions to keep them from getting hurt. I just don’t, and never have. When they were crawling down steps,Continue reading “Making the Right Decision”

Transitioning to a New Stage in Life

How often have you heard people tell you, you’re going to miss this, when referring to how you’re currently experience a stage in life? How do you typically react? Does it help you reset your perspective and focus on the positives walking away from that conversation more thankful for the current moment than before? OrContinue reading “Transitioning to a New Stage in Life”

Not Taking Feedback Personally

Do you ever make a suggestion or create a whole plan, thinking this is the best thing since sliced bread, only to find out no one else likes it or wants to do it? You get all excited, you have the idea all thought out and you essentially get a thanks but no thanks? ThisContinue reading “Not Taking Feedback Personally”