• Featured,  Motherhood

    How to Be a More Present Mom

    Being a present mom is important because we teach our kids how to treat people by how we treat them. If we want our children to respect other people and to be good listeners, we need to model that for them. If we want them to take breaks from working to enjoy people, we need to show them that we can do that. If we don't want our kids to stress about the past or worry about the future but instead be fully engaged in the present, we need to show them what that looks like. If we want our kids to cherish people and be present in their own…

  • Featured,  Parenting

    6 Things to Stop Doing If You Want Your Kids to Get Along

    As a mom of 3 girls, one of my strongest hopes is that my kids grow up to be close friends. I want them to love each other deeply, confide in each other, and know that they have built-in BFFs for whatever life might throw at them. The problem is, they fight all the time! After contemplating how my personal behavior might be contributing to the problem, I decided to STOP doing some things to help cultivate strong relationships between my girls. And it's made a huge difference!

  • Balanced Body,  Balanced Home,  Featured

    10 Habits That Keep Me Well and Balanced as a Mom

    People tell me that they're amazed at my discipline and my motivation. But the truth is that I don't have exceptional discipline or motivation. What I do have are some good habits. Those habits have led me to success in many areas and help me to fell well and balanced in my everyday life despite the constant challenges of motherhood. See, if you can harness the power of habit, you don't need to have nearly as much discipline or motivation to do what you know you should do.

  • Balanced Finances,  Featured

    7 Work at Home Ideas for Busy Moms

    When you’re a mom, sometimes working seems like a lose-lose situation. You lose time with your kids and you lose money from your paycheck to childcare. And if you have more than one child, forget it. Daycare costs force many otherwise career-driven women to stay home because it doesn’t feel like it’s worth it to work. But what if we have goals like getting out of debt or saving money for our kids’ college? It can be hard to reach financial goals on a single income or even on two incomes while paying for childcare. Or what if some of us want to be stay-at-home moms but are already living…

  • Balanced Body,  Balanced Mindset,  Featured

    Tips to Help You Break Your Cell Phone Addiction

    I love what my phone is capable of. From the comfort of my couch, I am able to work, talk to friends, and even grocery shop. But with this powerful tool comes a serious potential danger—overuse. While our cellphones have the ability to connect us, they also have the power to leave us feeling deeply disconnected. We can all break free from the addictive hold of our phones and get back to living. Here are some tips to help you (and me) break our cell phone addiction:

  • Achieving Goals,  Featured

    8 Ways to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolution…For Real This Time!

    There’s a lot of naysaying around New Year’s resolutions. After all, some 90% of people don’t see their plans through. Maybe you’ve personally set some goals in the past that you haven’t accomplished. I don’t care about what the statistics say, what you’ve done in the past, or what obstacles you face—you can be successful if you make up your mind to be. Here are some tips on how to succeed with your New Year’s resolution or your any-time-of-the-year goals…for real this time!