This is a much-needed book. So many of our children feel buffeted by busy schedules, cultural expectations, peer and academic pressures. The frustrating and overwhelming task of trying to succeed in these realms often leads to poor self-esteem and reduced motivation. Stephanie Lambert has studied this childhood dilemma in her own boys and through… Continue reading PRAISE for Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide*
BOLD BOOK NOTES: All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior Here are my take-aways from this book. I highly encourage you to read the book in it's entirety if you have the time. This isn't a parenting book - it doesn't tell you what to do or what not to do while raising your… Continue reading All Joy and No Fun
I just heard a staggering statistic. 1 out of every 2 young people will experience some sort of behavioral/ psychological or mood disorder during their lives. Even if you don’t immediately believe statistics or have a healthy dose of salt whenever you come across them (which, I confess, I do as well) do you find… Continue reading Too Critical?
I was listening to a podcast the other day, where the author of the book NOT NICE: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent & Feeling Guilty…(his name is Aziz Gazapura) was talking about how the majority of the population is actually TOO NICE. What does being TOO NICE look like? • We apologize A LOT •… Continue reading Too Nice? Give BOLDNESS a try…
“Do you see your life as something you create or do you see your life as something happening to you?” – Rob Bell Think about that question for a moment….. One view – YOU have the power. YOU make the choices. YOU generate the thoughts, which drive your feelings, which fuel your actions which produce… Continue reading Which Path to Choose?
“Who ‘THEY’ are isn’t interesting. Who are you constantly holding your life up to, using “THEIR” apparent ease and success as an excuse to hold back from doing YOUR work and pursuing YOUR path in the world?” – Rob Bell These people are your “THEY”. You may think things like… “I’ll never have as nice… Continue reading Compare and Despair
I recently read a book Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti which may sound like a waste of reading time when obviously, as a mother of two, that Jeanie is out of the bottle and there ain’t no going back. BUT This book was FASCINATING and totally applicable to us Stay-At-Home- Moms (SAHMs). Think about… Continue reading What If?