Do You Have These Resolutions?

Resolutions That Matter As you know, 2018 is here – AND – we’re over half way through the first month of it! However, it’s not too late for that renewed hope for accomplishing our goals! You’ve probably heard that most resolutions fail by the end of January, but by focusing on intention rather than perfection, … Continued

5 Great Kid Activities This Winter

Beat the Cold: Keep the Kids Active Through Winter Whether you live in sunny California or the colder north, the winter months likely don’t exactly constitute pool season. And while extracurriculars certainly help the little ones expend some energy and stay connected, they likely don’t fill as many hours as you need to entertain for. … Continued

The Gift Your Kids Want Most

Guess what your kids really want for Christmas: (hint: It’s not at Toys-R-Us)   Do your kids start behaving like greedy little Grinches with the approach of Christmas? Do they make long, impossible wish lists for gifts? Are you worried they’ll compare what you buy for them to what their friends or classmates are getting? Do … Continued

No Success without Failure?

“No meaningful success comes without failure.” Huh? Paradoxes We love ’em — when two things that seem to contradict each other are both nonetheless true. A paradox is a delicious little morsel of brain-twisting wisdom which forces us to examine ourselves and our world through a new lens. And here’s one of my favorites: “The … Continued

Are You a “Yes” Parent?

The “Yes” Factor I have to admit, I am a “No” parent by nature. When the kids ask me if they can do something, go somewhere, buy this, or change that, my instinctive response is “No”…  “Nope — that’s gonna to take WAY too long!” “That’s far too expensive!” “You’re going to fall!” Finding yourself in … Continued

5 Reasons Why Active Kids Rock

The Active Kid Paradox We all love our kids. Like, they squeeze our hearts and make us want to burst with our love for them! And at the same time, we want to velcro their little active tushes to the couch just to have 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Funny how that works! Unfortunately, those … Continued

Happy Healthy Halloween!

3 Halloween Party Ideas That Have Nothing to Do With Candy The temperatures are dropping and there’s that unique chill in the air that can only mean one thing: Halloween is near! I mean…err.. Fall is near! Right!? There’s nothing quite like throwing a party to celebrate a Fall Festival or to reflect the spookiest … Continued

The Myth of the Perfect Family

Social Media Overload They say that happiness is when expectation meets reality. Of the two, one is flexible and one is not. Therefore, finding the joy in family life is about setting realistic expectations. it is not about being perfect. But in the age of modern media, managing our expectations is more difficult than ever. We … Continued

The X Factors to Your Kids’ Health

Are your kids struggling to focus in school? Are they tired? Have they been diagnosed with ADHD? Are they active and still having trouble with weight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, congratulations – you’re an American! But there is hope; here are several factors that are incredibly crucial to you and … Continued