Dreams Do Come True…sharing EXCITING NEWS!!!

“If your dreams don’t scare you—they’re not BIG enough.” ~Ellen Johnson Sirleaf My dreams have been BIG and SCARY! Some of you may not know this about me, but I dream big—I see a brighter future for children and parents. That’s why there is a bright shiny sun on my website and why my tagline reads… Helping to create a brighter future for you and your child In my life’s work, my mission and vision has been to reach as many parents as possible to help them become more mindful in their parenting—more awake and aware of their own individual journey as a parent. I believe my life’s work has […] Read more »

Parenting is…

A bit of inspiration on parenting. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Share on Linkedin Pin it on pinterest Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Buzz it up Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Read more »

Opportunity to Learn from Experience

In the end, it’s not what you do for your children…but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves. ~Ann Landers Do you like to suffer? I know I don’t! Some people view suffering as part of life and others believe that suffering is an option. A few years ago, I read a definition of suffering that has really stuck with me. It stated that “The definition of suffering is wanting things to be different than they are”. Isn’t that true? Think back to the last time you suffered over someone or something. Did you want the person or situation to be different than it was? When we’re able to […] Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day

I love being a Mom! Although my kids are grown and are now creating their own lives and families, I treasure our time together and miss the days when they were underfoot and I was knee deep in motherhood. I also remember being exhausted at times and wondering how I was going to get through the day! I was thinking that if we could freeze the sweet moments, the ones when all is right with our children and family, and then fast forward through the tougher times, how much simpler motherhood would be…and perhaps if we could do that, we’d love every minute of motherhood. But of course, that’s not […] Read more »

Raising A Healthy Eater

As a parent, we know about the importance of feeding our children nutritious food…but knowing it and actually doing it are two different things! What about those picky eaters…the ones who only want to eat mac n cheese and chicken nuggets. We’re also well aware of the increasing rate of childhood obesity, which not only affects children during their childhood, but has far reaching health implications as adults. I’ve invited my guest, Dr. Ann to help us explore ways for parents to raise a healthy eater…and it’s never too late to start. As a physician, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Dr. Ann Kulze is on a personal crusade to share […] Read more »

Teaching Kids to “Use Their Brain”…Cutting Edge Brain Based Therapy

If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, ADHD, or learning issues, I know you’ll want to listen to our conversation today. Often, when a child receives a diagnosis of an emotional, behavioral or learning disorder, one of the early treatments offered is medication. Certainly there is a role for medication and I believe when paired with therapy, can be an effective treatment. However, medication is not something to be taken lightly. Listen in as we explore cutting edge therapies, ones that are non-invasive and quite effective. Therapy that will actually teach and empower your child to “use their brain”! I’ve invited my guest Anne Arena to join our […] Read more »

Mompreneuers…Moms Running Their Own Business Along with the Business of Motherhood

Today, I’m excited to be able to introduce you to several creative Moms. Moms who are also entrepreneuers in their own right, who are now being referred to as Mompreneuers! I know you’ll want to stay tuned as I talk with each of them individually about their inspiration to create a business and how they balance their business with the business of motherhood. For any of you thinking about starting your own business, I’m sure you won’t want to miss our conversation. We’ll be exploring the challenges that these moms faced, and inspirations for innovations in the children’s industry. They’ll share tips on how they find balance in both their […] Read more »

Is your Child Becoming Financially Responsible?

Parents, do you consider yourself to be a financially responsible person? Are you good at managing your money? Maybe your parents taught you to manage your money, or maybe you learned it on your own. A recent survey cited that 81% of parents thought that it was their responsibility to teach their children about money. We do know that being financially responsible is important not only for adults but also children. Setting the stage for wise money management can begin in early childhood…but do we know how to do this? Today, I’ve invited my guest, Jojy Schless, to join our conversation. Jojy is a Mom of a seventeen year old […] Read more »

Keeping Our Children Safe…We Can All Play a Part

As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our children safe…a job that most of us take very seriously. However, we know that as hard as we try, and as diligent as we are…bad things happen to children. We are reminded of this daily by the media. In an effort to shed some light on child safety issues, such as infant and child abductions, child trafficking and pornography, I’ve invited my guest John Rabun to join my conversation. John is the Director of the Infant Abduction Response at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. In 2012 he retired as the Founder and Executive Vice President of the National […] Read more »

Children’s Learning Problems Could Be Vision Problems

Today we’re going to be talking about visual impairment in children. Typically, we think of older adults having problems with their vision, but children can also suffer from visual disturbances…and they often go undetected. Perhaps its not until children experience headaches or begin to squint when trying to see the board, that we take notice. However, there is much more to visual impairments, than meets the eye…no pun intended. Perhaps your child has difficulty paying attention in school, and has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, when in reality they are having difficulty seeing. We do know that vision problems can create learning problems. So I’ve invited my guest, Dr. […] Read more »