Last week we talked about ways YOU know there is a conversation that needs to be had with your child because of your own discomfort, frustration and lack of understanding.
In this video I go through details of the 5 signs you can get from outside of yourself that a conversation needs to happen!
2. Outbursts of frustrations
4. Friends and outside voices
5. Your gut
When we set the tone and expectation for conversation and quality questions...
Connecting with people.
Knowing what you think and feel is validated and matters.
These are basic human needs and wants at any age and in today's world when it is easy to get pushed aside, people need to know they have someone in their corner and wouldn't it be amazing if it were your family?
The basis of every great change is a conversation.
Every week in the fb group All Things School From Home, we will be doing live videos just for...
What you do not schedule you do not do.
Do you schedule a manicure or pedicure? Yearly check up? (so fun!) Vacations? Playdates? Lunch with friends? You get it.
If you didn’t ever PLAN anything it wouldn’t happen. You HAVE to be intentional.
As I am coming into my busier season with teaching school, serving in youth, running a women’s group, and keeping our family businesses going I have to be very intentional about my time not only for the balls I need to keep...
I am doing a leadership bible study and this was something that came up on Day 1 and it was a great reminder.
In all of our lives we have KPI’s (key performance indicators) of success from childhood to adulthood. Did you learn “on time”? Did you get a good grade? Did you get into the “right” college or do the “right” thing after high school? Did you even finish high school? Then it goes on into relationships, marriage, business and jobs,...
Do you go on a trip cross country, especially a country you have never been to without a map? No way! Same goes for a new experience or a new season in life.
Summer, in it's typical flavor is full of unsanctioned time, less rules, less productivity and more free! But, just like we can't go through life only in play mode, neither can the kids. Getting BACK into the swing of a school year is always a challenge and this year... well let's just say...
There is no doubt that this year has turned us all sideways and a little upside down. The things we had taken for granted are now dreamed of. For me... hugs. I miss hugs. I miss NOT feeling weird seeing two people having a normal social interaction like a handhold, handshake or high five before realizing they must live in the same space. I am not even what some would classify as overly germ cautious, but it is just the norm now. You know it has...
Funny how “planned” life roads never take you where you think they will, isn’t it?
I sometimes look back on those 5 year plans, 10 year plans or life plans and have a good chuckle. I remember before college I had a whole plan to be riding the high seas doing whale research around the world, meet a husband and get married around 30-32, settle down with 2 kids near a research center and continue with my work.
“Oh honey”… I would...
Fun, Smiles, Adventure, Serving, Protecting, Discovering, Teaching, Kindness…
These are rocks I adhere to in my life like a barnacle to its chosen landing spot. I am so fortunate to have developed a life around these principles with my husband Brian and our four courageous daughters Skyla, Trinity, Lana and Journey. You will get to know everyone as we grow together, but this is, after all, a place of family learning so that is where we will begin.
I am guessing you have a family if you have stopped by here and if you do, chances are you are within that first 6570 day window of parenting and building their future.
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