You're probably busy, you're stressed and you're anxious trying to do for them. You're probably weighing mom guilt and feeling stretched thin trying to do for them. But what do your kids really want? More than all you're doing "for them?" Your kids just want YOU to be happy.
We will continue this game. Positivity and encouragement are contagious. Furthermore, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon tells us that as we start looking for these pause & applause moments we will actually notice them more. The more good you focus on, the more good you'll have to focus on. We are also reinforcing and rewarding awesome behavior. It's a cycle of awesome.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS! I've spent the last year putting together all the tools and tricks of what has worked for me, my clients and my mentors into a book. I also spent last year getting my certification as a Life Coach. The next step is what this post … Continue reading Big Girl Panties Academy
I'll take a break from my regularly scheduled coaching posts to throw these out there. We started the Elf on the Shelf five years ago without really knowing what we were getting into. These days though, we realize the kids look forward to seeing what shenanigans the elf is up to almost as much as … Continue reading 10 Interactive Elf on the Shelf ideas
Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a great day! On Sunday's, I like to do alllll the planning for the week while I'm calm, relaxed and happy. Before I sit down with my hubby for our marriage meeting, I get my own things in line. Want to take a peek at my plan? Maybe it … Continue reading Sunday planning: How + Worksheet
I have a fun, secret game for you and your family to play tomorrow when you're at Thanksgiving. It's called brag tag. Here's how it works. You start by bragging on someone in your family. "John makes the best turkey." Tag, John is it! It's his turn to brag on someone else. "Jane got excellent … Continue reading Brag tag
This weekend I checked myself into rehab. Not that kind of rehab. No, I checked myself into a hotel room where I'd spend the next 48 hours alone if I chose. I'd spend time quiet, contemplative. Mostly, I'd spend time doing what I want. I've got a line in my book that says: Moms fantasize about … Continue reading Going solo
Routine acts like a safety net to a child where so much is constantly changing. It’s so hard being a kid. You know, having someone cook for you, change your diapers, carry you everywhere and provide for all your needs.
No wait, that’s not the hard part.
What’s hard is that their brains, their bodies, their grade level and their eating habits are constantly changing. It can be pretty tough for a little person. Having a routine means they have something constant, they have reassurance that some things are predictable.
This week in my planning mastermind group, we're talking about marriage meetings. Marriage meetings are something I started getting serious about this year in order to "communicate on purpose" with my spouse. It helps us talk over the good and the bad as well as get on the same page with goals, finances and schedules. … Continue reading Undercommunicating
And that reality is harsh. I see many women lacking the self worth to set proper boundaries. They are showing their family love by doing everything for them. But they aren't showing themselves any love. While that seems saintly and selfless, it ends up giving society women who are unhappy, stressed, anxious, tired, sick, mean, in need of rehab or wanting a divorce. No, really. Boundaries are a tough part of adulting, especially since we've probably jacked them up to begin with. But we can change and so can they.