Healthy relationships, Parenting

Validation – Key to Connecting with Your Kids

Can you remember a time when you were struggling and someone really listened to you? Maybe they said, “That’s so hard” instead of giving you advice. Or maybe they shared a time when they felt the same way? They validated your experience, making you feel less alone...

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

Family Dinner, Inspirations, Parenting

Family Dinner Topic – What Would You Like Our Family to do More?

What I love most about my family’s weekly dinner topics is that I always learn something unexpected. And that something helps me better understand and connect with the people I love more than anything in the world. The other night, I asked this question: What would you like our family to do more?