Inspirations, Parenting

My Most Meaningful Baby Gift – Birthday Letter Book

Way back at my baby shower in 2006, I received a simple book filled with blank pages. The instructions read, “Every year, write a birthday letter to your child and add it to the book. When they turn 21, give them the book as a tribute to their childhood.” So, on my daughter’s first birthday, I started writing...

Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

5 Ways to Feel More Connected to Your Family Today

Okay, I have to admit that I created this list mostly for me. As a consummate task-master, I need all the reminders I can get to monitor my overactive “Get’er done” mode.  When I’m in the mode, I have a hard time snapping out of it. Yes, it’s awesome to get stuff done, but not… Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel More Connected to Your Family Today

Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

There are so many things I love about this Parenting Manifesto by Brene Brown. I've read this to my kids and they love it too. Thank you Brene for sharing this beautiful reminder of the path to deeper connection and joy!

Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

What if the Point of Parenting, and All Relationships, is Really About Growth?

There are several parenting lessons I wish I’d figured out earlier. For instance, how to navigate toddler tantrums and help my daughter work through anger in a healthy way.  I figured out that lesson about three years later than I wish I had...

Friendship, Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

The ultimate measure of a successful life, “Do the people you care about love you back?” – Warren Buffett

The ultimate measure of a successful life, “Do the people you care about love you back?” - Warren Buffett

Inspirations, Parenting

What are Your Intentions for 2019?

New Year’s resolutions have always intimidated me. The probability of success is low and the focus seems to be on giving up bad habits instead of living our best lives. But I do love the idea of reflection and writing down ways to live with more intention. I’ve noticed that once I put something in… Continue reading What are Your Intentions for 2019?

Healthy relationships, Inspirations, Parenting

Focusing on What Really Matters – Making Sure Kids Feel Worthy and Loved

Helping kids feel loved and worthy…sounds simple enough, right? Interestingly, I’ve noticed it’s not simple at all. It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks that daily opportunities to help my kids feel loved and worthy are often missed.