10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Real Life

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Real Life

I want the best for my kids. I want to protect them from pain. I want them to be successful. I want them to be happy. When my children face challenges, my heart aches. I want to jump in and make it better. I want to rescue them. I want to fix it for them. I don’t want...
What a MESS!

What a MESS!

Has life turned out as you would have dreamed or expected? Ahhh! The answer is a resounding, “No” for most of us. We are are living in the unexpected, the messy life. But we parent as if we are not. That’s why I wrote The Messy Life of Parenting....
Don’t Steal from Your Kids

Don’t Steal from Your Kids

Have you heard this quote by Theodore Roosevelt , “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s true. Comparison steals joy and turns admiration into envy and jealousy. When we compare our kiddos to one-another we can do some damage. Sibling rivalry is as old as time. It...
NEW Free Video Series on Parenting

NEW Free Video Series on Parenting

  NEW Free Video Series on Parenting with Peace and Joy! Hosted by Jennifer Stuart Dear friend, Have you ever wished that you could sit down and chat with parenting experts from all around the world to help you find solutions to your daily parenting struggles? I love...

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! Today,  I am featuring a poem by my dad. This poem was written about my dad’s (and my) favorite spot…The Cabin! Just recently I was able to share the  magic of the lake with four of my very dear friends! (Three of them are pictured below.)...