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Making Marriage Work By Resolving Conflict: 20 Tips on our 20th Anniversary

ShareMaking marriage work takes work…period. It’s not easy and it’s not always blissful. You will have your high and low points. In fact, if there’s one […]

To All Who Fear They’ll Never Heal- On the 8th Anniversary of My Sister’s Death (A “Day of GratefulLovingJoy”)

Share  Today, October 17th, is “Shannon day,” the day my sister died, eight years ago. When Shannon died, it was so unexpected, so traumatic, so […]

Perinatal Loss & Grief: Coping, Hoping & Healing Together (in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day)

ShareToday is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day for families to remember the loss of their baby. Whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, the […]

FREE Webinar! Intro to “Women’s Emotions”: What you were never taught about your Brain, Hormones, & Mental Health”

Share What creates the ups and downs so common in female emotions? What role does the brain play, and how do hormones factor in? Why […]

Creativity & Motherhood: 10 Ways to Uplift & Inspire Your Kids, Family, & Self!

Share   As women, and especially as mothers, we are creators. Creators of human beings, creators of families, creators of homes. We nurture, love, uplift, […]

Depression, Loss & A Grieving Husband’s Plea: “Too Short a Fairy Tale,” by Brandon Gerdes

Share I am deeply honored today to share a very important guest post. I recently published an article here, titled, “Mental Illness, Stigma, & Suicide: […]

Mental Illness, Stigma & Suicide: Finding Hope in the Darkest Times

Share**I realize this is a tough subject to talk about, and I do speak very candidly in this article about some painful, but important, things. […]

Depression & Motherhood: Facts, Help, & How to Overcome

ShareDepression affects one in five women throughout their lifetime and is especially prevalent during the childbearing years. Pregnancy, postpartum, hormone shifts, sleep depravation, and the […]

6 Strategies for Body-Mind Wellness & Empowerment

ShareThe body and mind are inextricably linked. What we do to one affects the other. When we care for one, we care for the other. […]

10 Ways to SIMPLIFY Your Busy Life

ShareSimplify. Don’t you love that word? That concept? I sure do. I love the idea of a simpler life.   Simpler doesn’t mean simple or […]

Parenting & The Guilt Trap: The Side-Effects of Picky Eating

ShareDo you have a picky eater? Or a child who just won’t seem to eat what you’d like him to? Do you ever feel guilty, […]

Fostering Dad’s Relationship with Kids: Moms, You’re the Gatekeepers!

ShareI was particularly inspired by the topic of this week’s Motherhood radio show, with guest Dr. Daniel Singley, founder of The Center for Men’s Excellence. […]

“Mothering Through the Whirlwind”: 3 Sanity-Saving Strategies

ShareI have to say this episode of my new radio show, Motherhood, has been my favorite so far. Perhaps it’s because the topic is the […]

The Family that FEELs Together Heals Together–The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

ShareFamily life can definitely be stressful. Whether it’s the daily stress of activities, learning, problem-solving, emotional support, and the exhaustion of it all, or the […]

“Old School Parenting” on “Motherhood” Radio: Values, Discipline, & Authoritative Style for Modern-Day Families

ShareThis week, I had an intriguing discussion on my new radio show, Motherhood, with Dr. Michael Mascolo, professor and author of 8 Keys to Old […]

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