Parenting Tools

Cheerfully Using Faith to Mother a Teenager

Ahh, being the parent of a fiercely independent 18 year old.  I love it, so many opportunities for growth.  So many opportunities to try and let go of control, while also recognizing there are certain things I do still have stewardship over and have to set certain boundaries.  However achieving the balance in that is …

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Drug Testing my Teenage Son AKA Another fun day at my house.

Access This Week’s Episode Here One night I had some friends over at my house.  We were having a great time.  My teenager came home, said hi to everyone and I thought nothing of it. A day later one of my friends called and said she had to tell me something. She sounded hesitant but said she had …

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Walking and Talking is a Great Tool for Processing Emotions

Access This Weeks Episode Here Your body can hold energy and emotions. Which is great when they are happy, but if you are angry or sad, typically we don’t want to just hold those and carry them around with us. One of the easiest tools I share about clearing emotions and stress is Walking WHILE …

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what is a spinning war and how can you avoid one?

This is something we really work together on in Essentials to Enjoy Life group coaching class.  What is Spinning? Spinning is when thoughts and or emotions start swirling around in our head and body.  You can have positive spins In Essentials to Enjoy Life class we focus more on negative spins, because those are what …

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Learning From Past Experiences Can Help You Lower Expectations and Find More Peace

This week I share the importance of learning from past mistakes and how it can lead to lowering expectations for oneself. This is a valuable lesson that can be applied to various aspects of life, including work, relationships, and personal hobbies. Last summer I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed during my busy summer and it …

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Where to Get Fuel When You Are Running on Empty

Do you sometimes feel like you’re running on empty with only your power? You have gotten so far with your power, but it has run out and you realize, And certainly you can make some choices like fueling yourself with rest and food and affirmations, but sometimes you just need something more. I know for …

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The power of shifting from need to want.

Today I’m going to talk about needing something versus wanting something. This was a huge shift in my parenting approach, especially when Devon was a teenager. Someone explained to me the difference between needing Devon to do something versus wanting him to do something. EMT Class or “Normal College” When this first really presented a …

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I finally found the digital calendar that does all I need it to do!  AND it is pretty!!

Part of Parenting Challenging Children – is Keeping Track of All their Appointments! For Devon, when he was little, he was in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. This was back in the day before iPhones and I had a paper calendar hanging on the wall, and I know for a time I had …

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