The Mom Initiative

You already have good land

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We had lived in our house in California for eight years at the time. It was a beautiful two-story at the corner of a quiet court, and we loved it. We loved our neighbors too. But after being there for eight years, I started to get an itch for change. It wasn’t that I wanted […] Read more…

I’m over at The Mom Initiative today talking about ways to stop sibling squabbles!

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Any mom with two or more kids has seen sibling squabbles… from the toy snatching of toddlers to the bickering of older kids. And even though these interactions between sisters and brothers are inevitable, they can sometimes be hard to deal with. Join me over at TheMomInitiative today, where I share six things you can […] Read more…

On the move this Christmas? How to make a home for the holidays…

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“We’re almost home!” my daughter texted me, letting me know she was on her way back from her friend’s house. We were visiting California for Thanksgiving and my husband Mike had just gone to pick her up. When I saw her text, I smiled. Because we weren’t actually home; we were staying in a hotel. […] Read more…

This is why you should slow down today…

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Here’s another short video from my talk at the Better Together conference – about why you should slow down and not rush the journey. (Easier said than done sometimes, right?) The poem I share in the beginning was written by a 14-year-old, if you can believe it. His name is Jason Lehman and I was so struck […] Read more…

Short video from my keynote – How to love, for real (and how it makes you more joyful!)

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I just got some short video clips of my talk at the Better Together M.O.M. conference, and I’m excited to share this first one with you! (It’s about how letting your walls down, reaching out to others, and just being real can make YOU a more joyful person.) I hope you’re encouraged today! How to […] Read more…

Photos from the conference I spoke at in Florida

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All I can say is wow.  The Better Together conference in Florida was amazing. And since a picture really is worth a thousand words, I’ll just let the photos sum it up… There’s nothing else like hundreds of moms getting together–learning, laughing, and loving. It was a powerful and inspiring weekend, and I was honored […] Read more…

I’m over at The Mom Initiative today!

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A couple months ago, after I spoke to a group of moms, one of the women in the audience came up to me and shared some of the challenges she’d been going through with her twelve-year-old. Fighting tears, she told me she wasn’t sure how to handle his behavior. I could tell she wanted to […] Read more…