Three tips to change the heart of a strong willed child and avoid the power struggle. Learn how to stay calm, be heart focused, and guide wisely.

3 tips to change the heart of a strong willed child

  Can you change the heart of a strong willed child? Strong willed children know what they want: they know they want to be in charge, and they know they don’t want to change!  Parents find this challenging, because so often the will of the child is opposed to the will of the parent.  But power struggles are not the …

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he's a next generation superhero! Learn to appreciate and guide your strong willed child's God' given strengths.

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he’s a next generation superhero

  If you have a stubborn child, I have fantastic news for you today!  Strong-Willers (I call them Swillers) often turn out to be superheros in their own right.  If you’re sitting there shaking your head (yet hoping this isn’t a pipedream), here are three encouraging thoughts for the marathon of parenting these dear (stubborn) souls.       1. …

Dear mom, do you take care of YOU? New Mommy Self-Care Challenge!

Do you take care of yourself? Being a Mom can wear away at a person mentally, emotionally and physically. We find our hearts longing for refreshment. Sometimes our love cup feels like it needs to get filled before we can pour out one. more. drop. Oh I know how that feels!     Why self-care is important When our first …

Kids fighting again? How to field squabbles like Jesus did

Hey mom – ever tire of kids fighting over toys and territories as if they were an actual part of Custer’s last stand? Of course you do, that’s why you searched Google for “How to deal with siblings fighting again”.  I’m glad you’re here – I want to share a little backstory with you from my past life.     …

Encountering strong willed child battles at your house? Get these 7 + hacks, tips, and resources to boost your parenting skills with stubborn children!

Strong willed child battles? Get help with these 7+ hacks!

Encountering strong willed child battles at your house? Get these 7 + hacks, tips, and resources to boost your parenting skills with stubborn children. Learn to work with this stubborn skill set to help both them win and you (because don’t you deserve it?)!

Five reasons why you shouldn’t let your child quit piano lessons

Let’s face it – the struggle is REAL to get kids to practice! But if the parent can endure it, those lessons will pay off! 5 reasons why you shouldn’t let your child quit piano lessons; a piano teacher mom’s tips for sticking with keyboard learning in the beginning stages.

Why a good sense of humor is important in life

A good sense of humor not only makes you feel better, it can make you healthier, too.  According to this article in Reader’s Digest,  “research has shown that laughing can improve immunity, help regulate blood sugar levels, and improve sleep”.  As an empty-nesting mom, I’ve found a great need for humor these days. My view this morning is a calm, scenic bay …

How to have a fun vacation (with kids)

How to have a fun vacation with kids; 5 tips for family bonding from a mom of four who learned to chill out and enjoy the season. Yes, it IS really possible!

How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer

I spotted her there in her beach chair, the ocean wide with families interacting, laughter and joy surrounding.  Little boy sitting at her side, chattering, nudging, vying for attention. She remained out of touch, face buried in phone. The sickness prevails across the land – the sickness of disconnection.   “She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps …

How to teach your children the Bible and grow them in the Word. Featuring 52 Commands of Jesus for Children; one year devotional with 52 coloring pages.

How to teach your children the Bible

How to teach your children the Bible and grow them in the Word. Featuring 52 Commands of Jesus for Children; one year devotional with 52 coloring pages.

Scripture meditation for busy moms; 10 ways to gain strength and courage

Have you ever thought, “I don’t have time for Scripture meditation!  Let’s get real here – I don’t even have time to sit down, much less think in complete sentences!” Yeah.  Me too. *This post contains affiliate links.  You may view my policies here. So is it really necessary for moms to meditate on God’s Word?  How important is it …

7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …