Join us for a free webinar! “3 Strategies Busy Moms Should Know to Find More Time”

Is the chaos in your life too much to handle? Are you busy all day but don’t seem to have quality time with the people you love? Does Monday’s to-do list follow you until Friday? Join us for a complimentary webinar “3 Strategies Busy Moms Should Know to Find More Time” —-> More Info Here  In this class, you will learn: Where to really look for life-balance How to stay present with your kids and still get your work done A formula to say “no” respectfully, without guilt How to create more time in your day The right way to tackle...

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5 Things to Know to Love Yourself More (video and printable)

It’s Valentine’s Day! I’m sure you’re sending hugs and kisses to all those in your life who you love the most. But I’m hoping you remember the most important person who needs your love today – and every day. YOU! Here’s a little video sharing “5 Things You Need To Know to Love Yourself More.” And I promise it WILL help you love yourself a lot more! Don’t miss the printable below it. 😉  Click here to download this 2-page printable that matches the video...

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Controlling the morning chaos: 8 ideas that work

It’s the 30 minutes right before you send your kids out the door and off to elementary school that just might do you in — and the day has only just begun. Groggy little faces greet you at the breakfast table with scowls, reminding you something is never quite right. The shirt they wanted to wear cannot be found and you cut the toast into triangles rather than squares. From then on, it’s the clock versus the kids; and the kids never seem to see the value in moving quickly — or rather correctly. They eat breakfast too slow...

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Sneaky Little Ways to Empower Your Children

Yesterday I watched my tween daughter cry and couldn’t do anything about it. When she was little, eliciting a smile or solving her problem was as simple as a tickle attack or an ice cream sundae. Over the years it got more complicated and I soon needed a good repertoire of knock-knock jokes and One Direction dance moves. But even humor doesn’t always help. When it comes to a 10-year-old’s problems, I don’t have very many answers. And the answers I did have seemed much more like a lecture I knew she didn’t want to hear. So, how can...

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Should I be a working mom? Four questions to ask…

Best-selling Christian author Jen Hatmaker probably meant well when she said, “You will never have this day with your children again, tomorrow they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift, breathe and notice, smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, mama. It will be over before you know it.” And, boy, do we as mothers want to relish every single moment. We don’t just want to smell our babies, we want to inhale them. We squeeze each child tight...

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Book Launch Bonuses!

Today is Book Launch Day and I’ve got special bonuses just for those who pre-ordered or purchase the book today! I tell you all about it in this video. –>Check out the special bonuses over...

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Win $100 and help spread the word about the book

You guys! The book is here!!! Tomorrow is our official launch day. And my big goal? Reach #1 on Amazon. (picture me scared to death.) I know I cannot do this by myself. It takes a village to raise a child and this book kind of feels like my 5th child. LOL! So to help raise this baby up the ranks at Amazon, I thought I’d give away a $100 Gift Card to Amazon and rally the village – that’s you. Here are the details on our super fun Social Media Book Blitz. And it’s totally an official contest....

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I hate our Elf on the Shelf but she just saved Christmas

It’s no secret that I’m an Elf On The Shelf Hater. The oddly pointy hat and the beedie, stalker-eyes creep me out. The last thing I wanted was one more thing to remember to do every night before I went to bed. I never wanted that thing in my house. Three years ago my daughter was told (by a sly sister-in-law) that if she wrote a letter to Santa requesting an elf like all her friends had at their houses, she could get one too. Seriously? It was out of my power to ignore a letter to Santa. We...

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4 Ideas for a Service-centered Christmas with your Children

One of my favorites from the archives… During a conversation yesterday with my 6-year-old son, I was explaining some of our upcoming Christmas plans. The conversation quickly turned into one of those priceless, that’s-not-what-I-meant moments. His blue eyes lit up and a smile spread across his face. He turned around toward his older sister and shouted, “awesome! We’re getting a sister for Christmas!” Well, not exactly. In an effort to create a sense of service among my children and teach the principle “it is better to give than to receive,” my husband and I decided to expand the Christmas...

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Need a gift? I’ve got you covered!

The Armor Your Children devotionals have been SERIOUSLY spruced up and are coming packaged for an entire year as “52 Weeks to Fortify Your Family: 5-minute messages.” Needless to say, I’m pumped for this book! The only problem? We have to wait until January 13, 2015 for the book to reach book stores near you. 🙁 Thankfully Amazon has us covered! The book is already available for pre-order. What does that actually mean? Well, you can buy the book now, while you’re thinking about it and then on January 13th, Amazon sends it your way – all automatic. The...

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A Big Fat Thank You (and what I have to thank you for)

Thank you! Here we are celebrating all the things we are thankful for and all I can think about is how grateful I am for you. Check this out — our book is now available for pre-order! (Can you hear me squealing?) It won’t hit bookstores until January 13th, but this is still pretty exciting. 🙂 And because typed words just weren’t enough, I thought I’d tell you face-to-face. Just click the image below to watch a quick, 1-minute video from me to you!...

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Book Cover Reveal!

You Guys!!! I can’t wait any longer to show you! Here is the final version of my book’s cover. And 52 Weeks to Fortify Your Family: 5-Minute Messages is ALREADY available for pre-order on Amazon! (It won’t hit bookstores until January 13, 2015) All I can say is: thank you, thank you, thank you. If ever you downloaded, viewed, commented or emailed me about the Armor Your Children devotionals, THANK YOU. From the bottom of my...

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Change the ‘GPS’ of your brain and become a positive thinker

Recently I ran into an old acquaintance who is now a new friend. We played that how-do-I-know-you game until she realized we knew each other back in our high school days (and she even texted me a picture as evidence). Shelly Coray is now a success and peak performance coach and owner ofThe Winner’s Edge. In a conversation we had, she said, “positive thinking is a habit and a choice.” I love that so much — I think it deserves its own chalkboard sign (so I made one! LOL!). Seriously though, many people don’t realize positive thinking takes consistent effort....

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Time Hacks: 10 ways to find an extra hour each day

What would you do with an extra hour each day? Over 280 women answered that question a few month ago during a MOMentity giveaway on Instagram. Surprisingly, there was an overwhelming consensus on the same seven responses. Sleep was the No. 1 answer these women gave — and the statement was usually followed by exclamation marks. It’s obvious we are living in a sleep-deprived world, struggling to run at full steam without enough fuel. We are mothers around the clock, leaving no time for rest. The next top answer centered around the need for creativity. If given extra time, these...

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Teal Pumpkin Project: non-food items for food-allergy kids

  Have you heard of the new-this-year Halloween tradition of Teal Pumpkin? I have and I LOVE it. Do you have kids with food allergies? We do, and maybe that is why I love this Teal Pumpkin thing so much. My 7-year-old is gluten free (you may remember why) and my 4-year-old twins have serious peanut allergies. I actually carry EpiPens everywhere we go. We read candy labels and I have a jar of candy the boys can use to trade out their “bad” candy but the idea of this movement really touched me. Parents of kids without allergies...

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