Mom-Mondays

Parenting a toddler? Eight great tips…

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Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing an article I originally wrote for Sacramento Parent Magazine about parenting those cute little ones we call toddlers. They can be so darn precious, but they can be challenging too. If you’re a mommy to a toddler, be encouraged, hang in there and read on… EIGHT GREAT TIPS FOR PARENTING TODDLERS […] Read more…

If we treat our family like a treasure…

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They will become a treasure.   Do I love you because you’re beautiful, Or are you beautiful because I love you? ~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella   Thank you, Rick Stedman for the inspiration to love my family in this way! Click to tweet! *post previously published —————————– Thanks for stopping by for Mom-Monday – […] Read more…

#BeCourageous

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My mother-in-law gave me a ceramic plant decoration a while ago that I absolutely love: It has special meaning to me, not only because it’s from her, but because of my involvement with Courage Worldwide, helping girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. I’ve seen more courage in the last couple of years than I […] Read more…

What finding happiness as a mom is really about…

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I’m speaking to a group of moms at Bayside today about Finding Mommy Bliss, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic… When you look at the definition of bliss–serene joy, perfect happiness, paradise, heaven–you might wonder, “Is that really possible? Can you really find that kind of happiness in the middle of diapers, temper tantrums, […] Read more…

Life won’t end (and we won’t ruin our kids)…

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I’m preaching to myself today, moms! (lol) I hope you all have a fun day! Click to tweet! More on lightening up: The Not-so-Mini Disaster And the Whole Crazy Scene Sort of Reminded Me of the Time I Woke up to Crickets All Over the House This Boring Job There’s a Moose in Our House […] Read more…

On pursuing your dreams…

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More on pursuing your dreams: Finding My Story Six Ways to Help Your Kids Pursue Their Dreams On Being a Fanner of Dreams Are You Dreaming? Lessons from the Rock Wall Five Questions Every Mom Needs to Read Keep on Dreaming —————————– Thanks for stopping by for Mom-Monday – a day for mom-stories, tips, articles […] Read more…

Your favorite mom stories (and a free parenting newsletter too)

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Happy Mom-Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I was looking through my archives today and realized this will be the 148th Mom-Monday post I’ve written. 148. That’s a lot of Mondays, a lot of moms, and a lot of memories. I found myself scrolling through previous posts and comments… reminiscing, laughing, and remembering. […] Read more…