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Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

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Welcome to Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids - a podcast to help stressed and overwhelmed parents end struggles with disrespect, power struggles tantrums, social media, anxiety, sensory issues, sports & more with their children! Do you long to understand, connect and communicate better with your c… read more

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Ep 520 Please do NOT live vicariously through your child

August 7th, 2020

11:28

In today's episode, I talk about verse 44 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 519 Navigating challenging times

August 4th, 2020

11:36

I recorded today's episode from my bedroom closet while the power was out. Talk about making the best of a situation! Join me!

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Ep 518 Can you do NOTHING when your child fails or misbehaves?

July 31st, 2020

9:12

In this episode, I talk about verse 43 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 517 How are you getting yourself prepared for this school year?

July 28th, 2020

14:52

In this episode, I talk about the unknowns of the upcoming school year and how you can best prepare for it. Join me! 

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Ep 516 The reason you need to bring some quiet into your life

July 24th, 2020

10:14

In this episode, I talk about verse 42 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 515 Offering you hope no matter where you are with your child

July 21st, 2020

13:35

In today's episode, I take a good look at my relationship with my son who is getting ready to head off to college. I share how healthy and wonderful …

Ep 514 How do you deal with parenting paradoxes?

July 17th, 2020

9:35

In today's episode, we look at verse 41 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!


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Ep 513 Remove THIS if you want to connect with your child

July 15th, 2020

12:32

In this episode, I talk about the one thing you MUST remove if you want to make a long-lasting, deep and healthy connection to your child. Join me to find out what it is! 


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Ep 512 Can you BE STILL?

July 10th, 2020

6:13

In this episode, I talk about verse 40 of The Parents Tao te Ching and why stillness is important - for us AND for our kids. Join me!


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Ep 511 What do we do when we are trying to improve our relationship and one of us messes up?

July 8th, 2020

11:37

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to extend grace to ourselves and our child when we are working to improve our relationship. Everyone messes up and it is easy to slip back into familiar, unconscious, …

Ep 510 Are YOU standing in the way of your child's progress?

July 3rd, 2020

19:15

In this episode, we talk about verse 39 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Sometimes, we think the "problem" is with our child, but when we look further, we might suddenly realize that WE are standing in their way! Join me to …

Ep 509 4 tips to make summer successful with your kids!

June 30th, 2020

17:19

In this episode, I talk about four tips that you can employ to make summer successful with your kids. Join me to learn more!

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Ep 508 Should we force our kids when they are not making good decisions?

June 26th, 2020

7:08

Great question! In today's episode, I talk about verse 38 of The Parents Tao te Ching, No Need for Force. It points out some very interesting things. Join me to find out more!

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Ep 507 Encouraging natural desires in our children

June 19th, 2020

8:52

In today's episode, I talk about verse 37 of the Parent's Tao te Ching. It's been a while, as I stopped reading verses from this wonderful book when …

Ep 506 What should we be doing during this time in the world?

June 16th, 2020

15:28

In today's episode, I tell the story of the protest my daughter and I attended last week. In this talk, I mention some resources which you can access below:

Ep 505 Supporting our teens through this strange time

June 12th, 2020

17:22

In today's show, I share how differently all three of my teenagers are dealing with this quarantine, and talk about how we can best support our kids as they go through all the normal emotions of this experience. Join …

Ep 504 What life might look like in our "new normal"

June 8th, 2020

14:15

In today's show, I share with you what you can expect as our country (and the world) begins to reopen. It will not look the same as it did before things shut down, and there will be some adjusting we all have to do. …

Ep 503 A poignant conversation about racism in our world

June 3rd, 2020

41:59

Out of all 503 episodes I have recorded, this is by far the one I am most proud of. In this episode, I talk with my new friend, Matt Thomas, a black man who is also a single dad. We discuss the tragic death of George …

Ep 502 Why you can't let self-care fall off your list

June 1st, 2020

10:59

In today's show, I talk about how important it is to not let self-care fall off your list. When you are run down, stressed and spread too thin, you cannot possibly show up the way you want to. So, what can you do about …

Ep 501 Helping our kids to grieve

May 29th, 2020

24:43

This quarantine is causing our kids to miss out on an awful lot, especially our seniors. Listen in as I talk about the five stages of grief and how …

Ep 500 Parenting is sometimes like stepping on thin ice

May 25th, 2020

20:08

Did you ever have that experience where you have an interaction with your child, it completely blows up and you find yourself wondering how this minor situation got so bad? In this video, I talk about how similar that …

Ep 499 Why teens are awesome!

May 22nd, 2020

19:51

I dedicate this episode in honor of my youngest son's birthday, which made us officially the parents of three teens! In this show, I talk about all …

Ep 498 Finding patience during this quarantine

May 20th, 2020

9:46

In today's show, I talk about what it takes for you to find patience with your children, especially during quarantine. But this also applies during any time. Join me!  

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Ep 497 What does life look like on the other side of this quarantine?

May 18th, 2020

18:06

In today's show, I talk about what life can look like as we emerge from this global quarantine. Join me!   

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Ep 496 Celebrating a birthday, COVID style

May 15th, 2020

14:56

In this episode, I share how we celebrated my niece's 21st birthday in style, COVID style. This really shows that we can still enjoy our lives, even under quarantine. Join me!   

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Ep 495 What to do when our kids are grouchy

May 13th, 2020

20:37

In today's show, I talk about what to do when our kids are grouchy and how we can help not only them, but ourselves in that moment. Join me!  

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Ep 494 Feedback from day one of our Revolutionizing Parenthood conference

May 11th, 2020

11:40

In today's video, I share with you some of the early feedback we have gotten on our Revolutionizing Parenthood 2020 conference. If you have not yet …

Ep 493 Helping our kids adjust to remote learning

May 8th, 2020

19:59

In this video, I talk about how we can help our kids to adjust to and manage remotes schooling during quarantine. Join me!   

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Ep 492 Managing our time during this quarantine

May 6th, 2020

18:45

In this episode, I talk about managing our time during this quarantine.   

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Ep 491 Managing expectations during this time

May 4th, 2020

18:20

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to manage expectations realistically, especially during this quarantine. Join me!   

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Ep 490 The #1 thing you must do in this quarantine

May 1st, 2020

21:57

In this video, I talk about how vital self-care is, especially during this quarantine. Join me! 

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Ep 489 How can you motivate your child during this quarantine?

April 29th, 2020

18:09

In today's episode, I talk about how you can motivate your child during this quarantine. But before we talk about that, we have to talk about what motivation is and the different types of motivation there are. This may …

Ep 488 Making the most of this time in quarantine while also being in total surrender

April 28th, 2020

21:54

In today's episode, I talk about how our evening went last night. (Hint: it was BEAUTIFUL). There are so many opportunities in this quarantine. Let's take advantage of them!


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Ep 487 Finding ways to fill in the blanks for our children that have been left with this pandemic

April 27th, 2020

23:20

In today's episode, I talk about some of the things I realized about how I can support my daughter through the challenges of this pandemic, and I hope it gives you some good ideas, too!


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Ep 486 Helping our children through the challenges of this pandemic

April 24th, 2020

20:04

In today's webinar, I talk about some of the challenges my 15 year old is having and how I am helping her through them. This quarantine it difficult …

Ep 485 Making the most of quarantine from a 15-year-old

April 23rd, 2020

23:32

In today's episode, I was thrilled to be joined by my daughter Faith. We talked about what it's been like for her living through this quarantine and how she is making the most of it. She also shares some great ideas of …

Ep 484 Creating "different" Easter memories this year

April 21st, 2020

25:46

In today's webinar, I talk about how we made different memories this Easter than we normally would have, but it was just as fun!


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Ep 483 How we can take advantage of this time to create a new, better normal?

April 20th, 2020

1:06:15

In this episode, I talk with our Revolutionizing Parenthood facilitator, Jennifer Ozgur about how this event came to be, how we pivoted to respond to …

Ep 482 Watching the world move collectively through this global experience...together

April 17th, 2020

27:39

In today's webinar, I talk about how some of the changes we are making around our house during this time at home, as well as the way we are moving …

Ep 481 Now is a great time to take a good, hard look at ALL of your finances

April 16th, 2020

11:49

In this webinar, I talk about how beneficial it is to look at your finances and get them in the best shape possible through this pandemic. Join me!

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Ep 480 Finding the blessings in this pandemic

April 14th, 2020

22:10

In today's show (webinar), Jay and I talk about the hidden blessings we have found in this pandemic inside of our four walls. Join us!  

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Ep 478 Helping our older teens through this pandemic with Claire Cetti

April 9th, 2020

32:08

My good friend Claire Cetti and I had a fabulous and informative discussion about how we can best parent our older teens through this pandemic where …

Ep 477 How high schoolers and college students can make the most of this pandemic with Kyle Grappone

April 7th, 2020

17:22

In today's podcast, I chat with my good friend Kyle Grappone about how high schoolers and college students can capitalize on this time being home …

Ep 475 Parenting special or extra needs kids through this pandemic with Juliet Marciano

April 3rd, 2020

23:02

In this video, I talk with my good friend Juliet Marciano about how parents of special needs kids can navigate this pandemic, which is challenging …

Ep 474 How can "allergy moms" cope during this pandemic? with Stacey Pinilis

April 2nd, 2020

13:33

In today's interview, I chat with my good friend Stacey Pinilis, LCSW about how "allergy moms" can get through this pandemic where people are panic-buying at the grocery store and their kids need to avoid certain foods. …

Ep 473 Helping our twice exceptional children adjust to this "new normal" with Sheryl Stoller

March 31st, 2020

27:59

In today's episode, I talk with my good friend Sheryl Stoller about helping our twice exceptional children move through this pandemic - helping kids …

Ep 472 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Moving consciously through this pandemic with Natalie Tellish

March 30th, 2020

15:42

In today's MOM episode, I loved chatting with Natalie Tellish, a conscious parenting coach who had such wisdom to share with us. She offered two REALLY valuable tips to use, especially during this challenging time, but …

Ep 471 Surviving as a working parent, especially during this pandemic with Kacey Hartung

March 27th, 2020

19:05

In today's episode, I talk with Kacey Hartung about how to manage being a working parent, and one who is most likely working at home with children at home too during this global pandemic and how we can survive. Join us! …

Ep 470 Parenting collaboratively through this pandemic with Maria Sanders

March 26th, 2020

23:16

In this video, my good friend Maria Sanders and I talk about how parents can work collaboratively with their children, especially during this …

Ep 469 Remembering to play with your young children with Georgia DeClark

March 24th, 2020

15:49

In this episode, I talk with my good friend, Georgia DeClark, a parent coach, preschool teacher and director about how we can remember to play with …

Ep 468 Mindfulness on Monday MOM Transitioning into motherhood during this pandemic

March 23rd, 2020

17:02

In this MOM episode, Karen Assaf and I talk about how to transition into motherhood, particularly during this coronavirus pandemic. Join us!


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Ep 467 Building mental and emotional wellbeing in children ages 4-10 with Wade Bergner and Isabella Lambauer

March 20th, 2020

15:49

Today I interviewed Wade Bergner and Isabella Lambauer, co-founders of Real U Academy. They have created a program to increase the mental and emotional wellbeing of children ages 4-10. Join us!

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Ep 466 Fun self-care for parents with Aparna Venkataraman

March 19th, 2020

21:12

In today's episode, I talk with Aparna Venkataraman about how parents can take care of themselves while doing the most important job on earth - parenting their children. Join us! 


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Ep 465 Effective tips for co-parenting through separation/divorce with Cheryl Polsky

March 17th, 2020

17:24

In today's episode, I talk with Cheryl Polsky about how parents can effectively co-parent through divorce and separation. This information is …

Ep 464 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How not to yell at our children with Janet Philbin

March 16th, 2020

20:57

In this episode, Janet Philbin talks to me about how not to yell at our children, which I believe every parent has done at least once. Join us for a fascinating discussion and if you want to find out about Janet's work, …

Ep 463 Understanding power struggles with Tia Fagan

March 13th, 2020

18:56

In today's episode, I talk with my good friend Tia Fagan about understanding the power struggles we find ourselves in with our children, as well as what to do about it once we recognize it. Tia will also be speaking at …

Ep 462 Growing through challenging times with Barbara Vercruysse

March 12th, 2020

22:18

In today's episode, I talk with my friend Barbara Vercruysse who is a life and growth coach about growing through challenging times. Barbara should …

Ep 461 Can you care for yourself and bring your child along too? With Tara Murphy

March 10th, 2020

26:35

Today I chat with my new friend, Tara Murphy who is the owner of Primp and Play, who is sponsoring our Revolutionizing Parenthood event this April. …

Ep 460 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Mindful self-compassion with Amanda Votto

March 9th, 2020

18:48

In today's show, I talk with my good friend and mindfulness teacher, Amanda Votto about how we can cultivate mindful self-compassion. Amanda will be …

Ep 459 Happy birthday in Heaven, Sydney

March 6th, 2020

43:55

Today's throwback to episode27 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, was recorded on Sydney's actual 17th birthday. Jay and I looked back over our lives since she was born and the impact that she made on each of us. We were …

Ep 458 Lessons I learned from the death of my daughter

March 5th, 2020

31:11

This Sunday, my daughter Sydney would turn 19. In today's episode, I reflect on the powerful life lessons I learned from not only surviving her …

Ep 457 Not reacting when our teens mess up with Louise Clarke

March 3rd, 2020

27:12

In today's episode, I talk with my good friend Louise Clarke about parenting teens. She should know, as she is parenting three of them currently! …

Ep 456 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) What's the most important thing when you get busy?

March 2nd, 2020

8:05

In this episode, I talk about the very most important thing that you cannot let fall off your To Do List when you get busy. Curious what it is? Join me!


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Ep 455 Becoming an "influencer" in our child's life with Steve Robertson

February 28th, 2020

47:29

Today I chatted with Gen Z expert Steve Robertson about the uniqueness of this generation and how we can work WITH their innate abilities rather than fight AGAINST them. This illuminating conversation covers topics such …

Ep 454 Opposites are necessary in parenting

February 27th, 2020

9:05

In today's episode, we look at verse 36 of The Parents Tao te Ching. We may want our child to be one way, but they cannot be that way without understanding its opposite. Confused? Join me to hear more!


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Ep 453 Do you want to revolutionize parenthood with me?

February 25th, 2020

14:18

In today's episode, I share with you the back story of how Revolutionizing Parenthood came to be, as well as all the exciting things we have planned! …

Ep 452 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care when times get busy!

February 24th, 2020

8:06

I am finding myself feeling busier and busier getting ready for our conference, which happens exactly two months from today! How do we keep ourselves well cared-for when times get busy? Join me to find out!


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Ep 451 Should we introduce our kids to our passion?

February 21st, 2020

35:47

In this throwback to episode 30 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about introducing our kids to our passions and whether that is a good idea and if so, how to go about it. We hope we give you some good food for …

Ep 450 Embrace the ordinary

February 20th, 2020

8:08

In today's episode, I talk about verse 35 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Can we embrace the ordinary instead of constantly striving for the extraordinary as society encourages us to do? When we only focus on the …

Ep 449 Should you have the password to your teenager's phone?

February 18th, 2020

19:00

Today, I am reposting episode 193. This has been the most downloaded episode of my almost 450 so far! This is an important topic and I want to make sure no one misses it. In this episode, I answer a parent's question …

Ep 448 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Checking in with yourself to make sure you are on track

February 17th, 2020

11:53

In today's episode, I talk about how easy it is to veer off track and how important it is to regularly check in with yourself to help you to make …

Ep 447 Find your TRIBE!

February 14th, 2020

26:20

In this throwback to episode 29 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how important it is to build your tribe in whatever it is you do. It is valuable to find like-minded people doing similar work in the …

Ep 446 Can you love your child without controlling them?

February 13th, 2020

8:43

In today's episode, we review verse 34 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 445 What do you do when you are "stuck" as a parent?

February 11th, 2020

11:36

In today's episode, I share an epiphany one of my client's came to when she was stuck with her children. I hope this helps you when you feel stuck too! Join me!

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Ep 444 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How fear can make us less mindful

February 10th, 2020

11:56

In this episode, I talk about fear, especially when it comes to parenting, and how it can rob us of the mindfulness that is so vital to building a …

Ep 443 Should girls and boys teams compete against each other?

February 7th, 2020

42:26

I finally managed to catch Jay long enough to record a new episode with him! Today, we talk about whether boys and girls teams should play each other …

Ep 442 What do you REALLY need to know as a parent?

February 6th, 2020

8:52

In today's episode, I talk about verse 33 of The Parents Tao te Ching. You may be surprised by what you really need to know as a parent. Join me!

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Ep 441 Thoughts on the JLo/Shakira half-time show

February 4th, 2020

13:57

There has been lots of talk this week about the half-time show during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Tune in to hear my thoughts, and see if you agree or disagree! 

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Ep 440 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) In honor of Kobe Bryant

February 3rd, 2020

9:55

In today's Mindfulness on Monday episode, I wanted to speak to something good we can all take away from Kobe's tragic and untimely death. Join me and …

Ep 439 How do you fit things in when your life is so full?

January 31st, 2020

13:23

In this throwback to episode 28 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about finding time to fit things in when your life is full. It can …

Ep 438 Do rules give your child life?

January 30th, 2020

7:44

In today's episode, I talk about verse 32 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 437 Some memorization study tips to help your child!

January 28th, 2020

19:22

I have been helping my daughter memorize things for tests and presentations for years. Today, I wanted to share some of the tips and techniques I have taught her that have helped her to get nearly 100% every single time!

Ep 436 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It helps to let people know you are struggling

January 27th, 2020

8:37

In this MOM episode, I talk about how my week went last week with two kids home with the flu and how I decided later in the week to navigate it to …

Ep 435 Can you view the flu as a gift?

January 21st, 2020

7:24

The flu is running through my home right now and today, I talk about how you can reframe illnesses when they stop by for a visit. Join me! 

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Ep 434 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A simple technique to relax

January 20th, 2020

8:18

This year has not exactly started off with the bang of enthusiasm that I was feeling at the end of last year. I don't know if you have experienced the same thing, but today, I offer something that benefits me as much as …

Ep 433 Get up and MOVE!

January 17th, 2020

23:57

In this throwback to episode 26 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about the value of moving our bodies and caring for ourselves. The more …

Ep 432 Your children are not your enemies

January 16th, 2020

8:14

In today's episode, we talk about verse 31 of The Parents Tao te Ching. My favorite line of this verse is "Weapons of mass destruction are no longer needed. Curious? Join me to hear more!

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Ep 431 Should you post your child's college acceptance letters on social media?

January 14th, 2020

17:19

Trigger warning: this episode may stir up some uncomfortable feelings for you, or maybe not! I was inspired to record this episode after learning of something troubling. Please join me in this very important …

Ep 430 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How is 2020 going for you so far?

January 13th, 2020

5:47

In today's episode, I wanted to follow up on something I talked about last week in episode 426 - join me! 

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Ep 429 Can a broken hot water heater make your life BETTER?

January 10th, 2020

30:16

In today's throwback to episode 25 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about our broken hot water heater and how we used it to bring huge amounts of gratitude into our lives and how you can too!

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Ep 428 Can you relinquish even a little bit of control?

January 9th, 2020

8:06

In this episode, I talk about verse 30 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This is a good one - join me! 

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Ep 427 Do routines bring you comfort?

January 7th, 2020

9:51

In this episode, I share with you my joy at returning to a routine after the fun of the holiday season. Do you feel the same? Join me!

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Ep 426 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Seeing clearly in 2020

January 6th, 2020

8:55

In today's episode, I talk about seeing clearly in 2020 and how that can help you in all aspects of your life. Join me!

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Ep 425 Welcome to 2020!!!!

January 3rd, 2020

14:00

In this episode, I share why the beginning of this new year has been a .... "slow start" for me. I also share one of my exciting announcements for you for 2020! Tune in to this episode and visit

Ep 424 Helping siblings to work together

December 31st, 2019

6:26

This holiday season, I had my three kids go out Christmas shopping together to get family gifts, and it was a great success! Tune in to find out how …

Ep 423 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bit of serenity for you

December 30th, 2019

6:34

In this episode, I share some calming self-care with you. Join me!

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Ep 421 Your child is the very energy of the Universe

December 27th, 2019

10:36

In this episode, we look at verse 29 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about the true nature of your child, and how you can best honor them. Join me!

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Ep 420 What it looks like to truly see, hear and value your child

December 26th, 2019

24:09

In this episode, I share a story that happened with my younger son where things did not go as he had planned due to a miscommunication. He was angry about the turn of events. I share with you how I helped him to …

Ep 419 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A quick way to actually ENJOY this holiday season

December 23rd, 2019

6:19

We are in the final stretch of the holiday season, and I'm guessing you might today's reminder more than ever. Join me! 

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Ep 418 Reliving a wonderful Superbowl memory

December 20th, 2019

50:41

In today's episode, we throwback to episode 24 of Maximizing Life in the Middle where Jay and I relived the Eagles' Superbowl victory. Given that the Eagles are not yet out of the running, maybe we can repeat last …

Ep 417 Dancing with life

December 19th, 2019

10:32

In today's episode, I talk about verse 28 of The Parents Tao te Ching. I also reference Dr. Shefali's teachings about playing with the form of life and how to not take it so seriously and to see it for what it is. Join …

Ep 416 Soothing our inner child to help us to parent better

December 17th, 2019

10:42

In this episode, I share a breakthrough one of my clients had in a recent session and how powerfully it allowed her to parent her children with …

Ep 415 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A moment of peace for you

December 16th, 2019

7:35

In today's episode, I offer you a guided relaxation exercise to help calm you in the midst of this busy holiday season and really, any time of year. …

Ep 414 Fan the spark of your child's curiosity

December 12th, 2019

10:32

In today's episode, I talk about verse 27 of The Parents Tao te Ching, and how important it is for us to fan the spark of our chid's curiosity and learning. Join me! 

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Ep 413 - A beautiful example of compassion breaking down barriers

December 10th, 2019

15:28

In today's episode, I share an article I was very moved by this weekend. I hope you are too! And here is the link to the original article I am referencing -

Ep 412 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Just say no!

December 9th, 2019

7:04

In this episode, I talk about moving through this holiday season without falling apart and how you can accomplish this. Join me! 

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Ep 406 Pursuing your dreams, part 2

December 6th, 2019

40:49

This episode is being posted out of order (yikes!) because we did not get a chance to record it when I had planned to. Either way, join Jay and I as …

Ep 411 Become the student of your child

December 5th, 2019

8:27

In this episode, I talk about verse 26 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Can we become the students and allow our children to be our teachers? Join me to hear more!

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Ep 410 The power of really seeing our children as they are

December 3rd, 2019

9:17

In today's episode, I talk about a development that occurred yesterday in my family and how I moved through it with my son. If I had not been able to …

Ep 409 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Thanksgiving recap!

December 2nd, 2019

8:57

Join me on this Mindful Monday as I talk about the Thanksgiving weekend and how we can take a precious part of it into this holiday season!

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Ep 408 A GRATITUDE practice for you this Thanksgiving!

November 28th, 2019

16:36

In today's episode, I take you through my gratitude practice so that you can see how far-reaching and delicious it can be. Join me!

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Ep 407 Talking youth sports with John O'Sullivan!

November 26th, 2019

37:44

In this episode, I am thrilled to chat again with my good friend, John O'Sullivan about his upcoming book, Every Moment Matters: How the world's best …

Ep 405 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How do you want to spend the next two months?

November 25th, 2019

9:31

I am going to be talking about how to move mindfully through this holiday season all during this holiday season. Join me for today's thoughts! 


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Ep 404 Can you see the true magnificence of your child?

November 21st, 2019

6:01

In this episode, we look at verse 25 of The Parents Tao te Ching, which is so timely for this upcoming holiday season. Join me for some inspiration!

Ep 403 Connecting with your kids in the kitchen with Katie Kimball

November 20th, 2019

23:01

I loved chatting with Katie Kimball in today's interview. She is FULL of ideas on how we can connect with our kids in the kitchen. In this episode, we talk about all the different life lessons kids can learn in the …

Ep 402 You can still up-level even when you work hard to parent well

November 19th, 2019

8:33

In today's episode, I share a story that happened between me and my daughter and how surprised I was at what I needed to do as a result. Join me! 

Ep 401 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) JOYFULLY experiencing this holiday season

November 18th, 2019

9:49

In this episode, I encourage you to re-evaluate all that you will do over the next two months. There IS a way to make this time of year wonderful and …

Ep 400 Pursuing your dreams, part 1

November 15th, 2019

16:54

In today's episode, I have a special guest with me - my husband! This is actually a live conversation we recorded, and it's been several months, so we were really excited to share this update with you. Join us!

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Ep 399 Agendas - yours or theirs?

November 14th, 2019

7:50

In this episode, we look at verse 24 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about whether we are raising children with our own agendas and whether that is actually helping them. Join me!

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Ep 398 Why negotiating can be a good thing

November 12th, 2019

10:30

In this episode, I talk about why you should give serious consideration to negotiating with your child, as there may be hidden benefits you never …

Ep 397 No mixed messages

November 7th, 2019

8:52

In today's episode, I look at verse 23 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it looks at how we can avoid sending our children mixed messages and …

Ep 396 Become INDISTRACTABLE with Nir Eyal

November 5th, 2019

44:21

I am super-excited to share with you today's episode, where I interviewed Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable. I only promote books that I personally have read and loved and this one is no exception! Nir and I talk about …

Ep 395 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) When we get overwhelmed and overstressed

November 4th, 2019

11:59

In today's episode, I share with you how I have recently veered off my path of mindfulness and self-care and the realizations I made along the way. I …

Ep 394 - Snow days - love 'em or hate 'em?

November 1st, 2019

15:11

In this throwback to episode 23 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about snow days and how to manage them successfully when you have kiddos. I …

Ep 393 Your greatest legacy

October 31st, 2019

7:41

In today's episode, we look at verse 22 of The Parents Tao te Ching. You don't have to hide your mistakes, failures and mess-ups from your kids. In fact, they may be the most important thing you show them. Join me to …

Ep 392 You are a bigger influence than you think

October 29th, 2019

7:29

I often work with parents who are trying to be such a big influence in their children's lives. But when the desire to be an influence comes from a place of fear and unworthiness, it causes inevitable tension and power …

Ep 391 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Give yourself a pat on the back

October 28th, 2019

4:32

This episode is for all the moms out there. Too often, I hear moms beating themselves up for times when they fall short, and don't meet their own expectations. Moms - today, instead of lamenting all the times you messed …

Ep 390 Checking in on my way to LA!

October 18th, 2019

2:30

This week has been quite busy for me, with two airplane trips to different cities. I wanted to pop in and say Hi to you all while I am sitting in the airport waiting for my next flight to LA. Join me!

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Ep 389 Raising our kids to be kind

October 15th, 2019

8:51

In this episode, I talk about something beautiful I witnessed at my son's soccer game this weekend. It illustrates what REALLY matters. Join me!

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Ep 387 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?

October 14th, 2019

8:03

How are you showing up in your life?  In this MOM episode, I talk about why it is important for you to look at how you do. Join me!

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Ep 386 The hidden mystery of your child's being

October 10th, 2019

6:21

In today's episode, I reviewed verse 21 of The Parents Tao te Ching, The Hidden Mystery of Their Being. Join me!

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Ep 385 Is your child anxious? Check this out!

October 8th, 2019

6:59

I am VERY excited to announce to you that my new course, Destination Peace is live! Tune in to hear more about it and find out if it might help YOU! You can also visit this link to find out more! 

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Ep 384 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the observer of your life

October 7th, 2019

9:20

In this episode, I talk about how you can be not only the participant, but the observer in your life. Curious about how? Join me!

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Ep 383 Maximize by minimizing!

October 4th, 2019

28:31

In this throwback to episode 22 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talked about the power of decluttering to help clear out your physical and mental space to achieve your goals and dreams. Join us!

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Ep 382 Model honesty for your children

October 3rd, 2019

8:58

Today, we look at verse 20 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me!

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Ep 381 Surviving in the midst of chaos!

October 2nd, 2019

14:28

In this episode, I share my last two days and why I have not had time to create episodes for the last two days. Sometimes, life gets like that, right? Some of the chaos we can reduce, but there is no way to completely …

Ep 380 A new plan for a new year

September 27th, 2019

33:23

This episode is a throwback to episode 21 of Maximizing Life in the Middle. Even though this is a little bit early, the new year is a great time to re-evaluate where you are and where you are going. This year, we …

Ep 379 Do you see what's inside your child's heart?

September 26th, 2019

5:37

In this episode, we review verse 19 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join us!

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Ep 378 Children can be SO different - can we see it?

September 25th, 2019

9:29

In this episode, I share a story about how two of my children are vastly different and what that requires of me to be able to meet them where they are.  I hope this gives you some ideas in your own parenting!

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Ep 377 The power of surrender as a parent

September 24th, 2019

11:12

In today's episode, I share a triumphant moment one of my colleagues had with her toddler. She made a HUGE realization in the moment, shifted and …

Ep 376 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding joy in the stress and chaos

September 23rd, 2019

9:40

In this episode, I share how we moved through a very hectic week last week. I hope that you find some nuggets of wisdom in here to help you through …

Ep 375 Do you know your child's natural virtues?

September 19th, 2019

9:38

In this episode, we review verse 19 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This is an important reminder, so please join me! 

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Ep 374 How does your child keep track of their schedule in school?

September 18th, 2019

10:01

Our school did away with agendas this school year. In today's episode, I talk about my thoughts regarding how my son will manage his schedule and his …

Ep 373 The FIRST step you can take to help your anxious child

September 17th, 2019

8:40

Raising a child who is anxious is a challenge to be sure. In this episode, I share the very first step you can and must take in order to help your child. Join me! 

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Ep 372 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the observer of your life

September 16th, 2019

6:35

In today's episode, I talk about this one concept that can be extremely powerful to reducing your triggers, or at least reducing acting on your …

Ep 371 Holidays and Triggers

September 13th, 2019

26:11

In this throwback to episode 20 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talked about the upcoming holidays and being triggered and how they both tie …

Ep 370 Why punishments and rewards don't work long-term

September 12th, 2019

11:58

Today, we look at verse 17 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about how we should respond when our child fails or makes a poor choice. This …

Ep 369 What your children REALLY need from you

September 11th, 2019

10:24

In today's episode, I share another excerpt from Kate Northrop's wonderful book Do Less, where she talks about an experience she had as a young mom. …

Ep 368 Are you willing to accept help?

September 10th, 2019

11:50

In today's episode, I share an excerpt from the fabulous Kate Northrop's new book, Do Less. This one concept is vital to being the kind of parent you …

Ep 367 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A great technique to keep in your back pocket!

September 9th, 2019

5:06

In this episode, I share a powerful, tiny technique you can keep in your back pocket to calm and center yourself whenever you need it. Join me!

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Ep 365 Empty yourself of worries

September 5th, 2019

9:37

In today's episode, I talk about verse 16 of The Parents Tao te Ching. How does worrying help you? In short, it doesn't. Join me to hear more!

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Ep 364 Combatting anxiety-based thoughts

September 4th, 2019

11:09

In today's episode, I share a technique to help your child confront and neutralize their anxiety-based thoughts. This might be helpful for you, too! …

Ep 363 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Paying tribute to the "labor" of parents

September 2nd, 2019

5:59

In this Mindfulness on Monday Labor Day episode, I pay tribute to the labor that parents expend in the most important job on the planet, raising the …

Ep 362 Leveling up in life

August 31st, 2019

25:35

In this throwback to episode 19 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how the cyclical nature of being a creative person. There are times when we are called to create and produce, and there are times when we …

Ep 361 Be alert and mindful

August 30th, 2019

7:32

In today's episode, I talk about verse 15 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Are you ready to shift gears in a moment? Tune in to find out!

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Ep 360 The stress we pass down

August 28th, 2019

6:39

In this episode, I talk about one very important thing you must do if your child is anxious, stressed and/or displaying "undesirable" behaviors. Join me to find out what it is! 

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Ep 359 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Greeting this school year with joyful anticipation

August 26th, 2019

5:18

In this episode, I share with you how you can approach this new school year and get it started on the right foot with a tiny shift in your approach …

Ep 358 Giving thanks

August 23rd, 2019

22:53

In this throwback to episode 18 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about the things we are thankful for, in our lives as well as in our …

Ep 357 Where are they from?

August 22nd, 2019

9:12

In today's episode, I talk about verse 14 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Where are our children from? And what is our ultimate responsibility as …

Ep 356 Grieving the closing of childhood chapters to welcome the new ones

August 21st, 2019

12:14

In this episode, I share the grieving process I went through over the past week as we attended a going-away dinner for my son's friends who are all …

Ep 355 Are you driving the speed limit in your life?

August 20th, 2019

9:40

Are you driving the appropriate speed limit for a parent? Join me in today's episode to find out! 

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Ep 354 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making the most of what's left of this summer

August 19th, 2019

6:54

In this episode, I encourage you to find ways to make the most of what's left of this summer. Join me, won't you? 

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Ep 353 The trouble with youth sports, part 2

August 16th, 2019

52:07

In this throwback to episode 17 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we come back to finish talking about a particularly aggressive soccer game that our …

Ep 352 Are you afraid of your child failing?

August 15th, 2019

7:11

In today's episode, we review verse 13 of The Parents Tao te Ching, Fear of Failure. Hopefully, you will get some useful nuggets out of this one!

Ep 351 Finding the good in childhood transitions

August 14th, 2019

13:32

Today's episode was inspired by the Back-to-School season we are entering. This is a big time of change for kids every year and here, I share my …

Ep 350 Reframing nervousness to something more productive

August 13th, 2019

6:50

In today's episode, I share a technique that I learned from the book I am currently reading, High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. My daughter …

Ep 349 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A technique to ground yourself when you are anxious

August 12th, 2019

5:24

In today's MOM episode, I share a technique you can use yourself when you are anxious, or with your child when they are anxious. Join me!

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Ep 347 In order to create a quiet place for your child, you must do THIS first

August 8th, 2019

9:55

How can you create a quiet place for your child? Tune in to today's episode to find out!

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Ep 346 The 2 things you MUST consider when getting your kids ready to go back to school

August 7th, 2019

7:53

Everyone is thinking about pencils and backpacks this time of year, but I have two things that are even more important for you to consider when you …

Ep 345 Is it normal for your teen to spend so much time alone in their room?

August 6th, 2019

10:36

I know I used to wonder this very thing myself. Today's episode was inspired by my own teenagers and an article I read in Grown and Flown talking about this very subject! Tune in if you've got a teen at home who likes …

Ep 344 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) All about our Vagus Nerve!

August 5th, 2019

6:25

In this MOM episode, I share all about our Vagus Nerve and how important it is in helping us to calm down. Join me to calm your Vagus Nerve!

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Ep 343 The problem with youth sports, part 1

August 2nd, 2019

35:01

In this throwback to episode 16 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about a game that our son played in during last week's soccer tournament. This game illustrated a lot of what is wrong with youth sports today. …

Ep 342 Being the Still Point in your child's life

August 1st, 2019

6:03

Today's episode is based on verse 11 of the Parents Tao te Ching. Are you the still point in your child's life? Tune in to find out!

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Ep 341 The stories we tell ourselves are not usually productive

July 31st, 2019

8:09

In today's episode, I share a story about a story my daughter told herself and how it turned out to be based on fiction instead of reality. Perhaps …

Ep 340 A parents' strategic use of the word "No"

July 30th, 2019

13:03

In this episode, I share why you should really try to limit your use of the word "no" as well as how this can help you in the future. Join me!

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Ep 339 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Take a mindful walk with me!

July 29th, 2019

5:38

In today's episode, I talk about the benefits of taking a walk and what to tune in to when you go on one. Join me today for a mindful walk!

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Ep 338 Talking teenagers!

July 27th, 2019

34:30

In this throwback to episode 15 of Maximizing Life in the middle, we talk about a time when our son found himself in a situation where he got a chance to utilize one of the things we discussed with him months earlier. …

Ep 337 Children are the best mindfulness teachers

July 26th, 2019

6:19

In today's episode, I review verse 10 of The Parents Tao te Ching, As They Are. This verse talks about how children, if you allow them to, will teach you better than anyone else how to tune in to the present moment. Ah, …

Ep 336 The ability to shift focus is a parental super power!

July 25th, 2019

11:46

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be able to shift focus as a parent. This is not something I was born easily able to do. As a task-oriented, goal-driven, organized person, I know what I want to do …

Ep 335 When life gives you lemons....be grateful!

July 23rd, 2019

15:57

I recorded today's episode just a few minutes before I published it. A storm knocked out our power last night and it's still not on today, and so I …

Ep 334 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Get outside!

July 22nd, 2019

5:15

We are at about the midpoint of summer, at least according to our school schedules. How much have you been outside so far? If not, I encourage you to …

Ep 333 The monster of distraction and how we deal with it!

July 19th, 2019

35:16

In this throwback to episode 14 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how easy it is to get distracted when you live a maximized life. How …

Ep 332 Can you make room?

July 18th, 2019

9:36

Today, I discuss verse 9 of The Parents Tao te Ching, talking about making space in your life and in your world. Join me to learn more! 

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Ep 331 A review of Life360

July 17th, 2019

11:55

Today, I wanted to share an app that I am using with my new teenage driver son and why I love it so much. Join me!

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Ep 330 The SECRET to vacation success!

July 16th, 2019

10:47

In this episode, I share with you the ONE thing you must do in order to have a successful summer family vacation. Join me to find out what it is!

Ep 329 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Practicing gratitude can alter your experience of life

July 15th, 2019

6:56

In today's MOM episode, I talk about how powerfully practicing gratitude can change your life. The crazy thing is, the circumstances in your life …

Ep 328 Your perspective is EVERYTHING

July 12th, 2019

27:06

In today's episode, Jay and I talk about some expenses that came up for us recently, and how he moved through from a place of lack and scarcity to a place of gratitude. Join us, as this might just help you too!

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Ep 327 Modeling contentment

July 11th, 2019

5:43

In today's episode, we look at verse 8 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Are you modeling contentment for your children?

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Ep 326 THIS is the example of being a good sports parent!

July 10th, 2019

6:43

Coco Gauff just had a remarkable run for a 15 year old at Wimbledon. Today, I share an article written about her parents, and I find it so inspiring …

Ep 325 A nifty tip for work-from-home moms!

July 9th, 2019

8:25

In today's episode, I share with you a helpful idea I came up with for being able to work in the summer while all the kids are home. I hope this …

Ep 324 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making mindful choices

July 8th, 2019

11:36

In today's episode, I share an experience we had last week and how I initially struggled through it, but then found a way to structure it so that I …

Ep 323 When life gets full

July 6th, 2019

35:21

In this throwback episode to episode 13 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded, we talk about the first week back to school and how …

Ep 322 Can you be present for all, whether it is your child or someone else's?

July 4th, 2019

12:40

Happy July 4th to all of my American listeners!

Today, I discussed Verse 7 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Its message REALLY applies to youth sports …

Ep 321 I don't know what I'm doing any more than you do

July 3rd, 2019

9:26

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend when she was struggling with her teenage son. I hope this inspires you if you find yourself in a similar situation. Join me!

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Ep 320 Celebrating the differences between moms and dads

July 2nd, 2019

9:25

In today's episode, I share a conversation I had this weekend and how it got me to thinking about how moms and dads are different and how we can embrace those differences to benefit everyone. Join me!

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Ep 319 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How's your transition to summer going?

July 1st, 2019

5:48

In today's episode, I touch base to see how your transition to summer is going with your children. Join me!

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Ep 318 Does it benefit us to be attached to material possessions?

June 28th, 2019

38:16

In this throwback to episode 12 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we share our thoughts Hurricane Harvey, and talk about the positive reminders we can take away from this devastating event. We talk about how Dr. Shefali …

Ep 317 Should we relax our "grip" on our children?

June 27th, 2019

9:23

In today's episode, I review verse 6 of The Parents' Tao te Ching. May this offer you a new perspective! 

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Ep 316 How should our children handle a peer who is being unkind?

June 26th, 2019

13:33

In today's episode, I share a story about my daughter and how she processed how or whether to respond to a peer who was being kind and what the outcome was. I hope this helps you in your home. Join me! 

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Ep 315 If something special breaks, is it the end of the world?

June 25th, 2019

14:59

In today's episode, I share a story of when a special collection of my children's artwork dropped and broke and how I worked through the experience. …

Ep 314 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making a smooth transition into summer

June 24th, 2019

6:43

Today marks the first week of summer break for my kids, and my friend helped me to remember how important it is to set an intention with our kids when we are transitioning. It is important to talk about expectations, …

Ep 313 Changing identities and how that impacts us

June 21st, 2019

25:15

In this Throwback episode to our 11th episode of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about his decision to transition from comic book artist to comic book writer and what a surprising challenge that has been …

Ep 312 Seeing to the heart of your child

June 20th, 2019

6:25

In today's episode, we discuss verse 5 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This may be my all-time favorite verse in this wonderful book as it is another …

Ep 311 An idea to help your serious child lighten up a little and have fun

June 19th, 2019

8:25

This weekend was my daughter's 8th grade dance, which is a huge deal in our schools. She was quite nervous leading up to it, but I gave her an idea …

Ep 310 Must-have tip for teaching your teen to parallel park!

June 18th, 2019

6:59

Today's episode was inspired by taking my son out yesterday to practice parallel parking in preparation for his upcoming driver's test. He was struggling to get the feel of the car just right, and I happened upon this …

Ep 309 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A meditation for those with anxiety

June 17th, 2019

6:19

In today's episode, I share a beautiful meditation from Corinne Zupko's book, From Anxiety to Love. This will help anyone suffering with anxiety, so …

Ep 308 It may be hard for a man to ask for help, but it's much easier for a man to offer help

June 14th, 2019

35:33

This episode just may be my favorite episode of all time. Jay and I sat down to discuss the suicide of a dear friend of his. During our discussion, …

Ep 307 What is our deepest responsibility to our children?

June 13th, 2019

15:29

In this episode, I share with you verse 4 from the Parents Tao te Ching. This is one of my favorite verses and it offers us the highest and deepest goal we can aspire to as parents. Join me!

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Ep 306 Your reputation can hurt or help you

June 12th, 2019

11:27

In this episode, I share a valuable learning experience that my daughter had recently in school and how her reputation helped her, but she didn't see …

Ep 305 Communication is a vital part of a healthy relationship

June 11th, 2019

13:12

Communication is so vital to a healthy relationship, but sometimes when we are busy it can be so hard to keep that at the top of our list. However, …

Ep 304 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Filling your own bucket

June 10th, 2019

7:45

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of filling your own bucket. You may have heard the quote that you can't pour from an empty cup? You can't show up as the parent you want to be when you are drained and …

Ep 303 Mile Markers on the journey called life

June 7th, 2019

39:47

In this throwback to episode 10 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about our annual camping trip that now includes over 35 people most years and how it has changed in the 20+ years we have been doing it. This has …

Ep 302 Happiness is contagious

June 6th, 2019

8:57

In today's episode, I read verse 3 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about true happiness and how we can teach and model that for our children. Join me! 

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Ep 301 Learning the moves of the Intricate Boundary Dance with our children

June 5th, 2019

10:54

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a new client about how to connect with her child while also not "allowing" their …

Ep 300 Why self-care is absolutely vital as a mom

June 4th, 2019

28:20

My dear friend Louise joined me for today's episode. She and I spoke at the Rise Gatherings retreat this weekend, and before I took her to the airport to fly home to Canada this morning, we recorded this episode based …

Ep 299 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A few minutes of peace for you

June 3rd, 2019

6:55

I don't know about you, but May and the end of the school year seem to dramatically increase the demands on our time. It can make us feel stressed! …

Ep 298 (Throwback) Maximize your life by decluttering!

May 31st, 2019

42:04

In this throwback episode to Maximizing Life in the Middle episode 9, we continue our talk about decluttering, but this time we are not talking about decluttering our physical space. Rather, we talk about decluttering …

Ep 297 Be careful with labels...

May 30th, 2019

12:47

In this episode, I read verse 2 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about how we must be careful with labeling things and people and how …

Ep 296 What does your child REALLY need most from you?

May 29th, 2019

6:22

In this episode, I share some thoughts on what our children really need from us and sadly, it's often different from what parents actually give to their children. Join me!

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Ep 295 Manifesting the career of your dreams with Dr. Shefali

May 28th, 2019

18:39

This is a special episode for me as I chat with my dear friend, Dr. Shefali about her new Conscious Coaching School. This is so exciting because I …

Ep 294 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of the pause to build connection with your teen

May 27th, 2019

10:57

In today's episode, I continue the discussion from last week about helping our children to build resilience, independence and self-confidence. In order for us to become our teen's Trusted Advisor, we must build trust …

Ep 293 (Throwback) The amazing benefits of decluttering!

May 24th, 2019

33:28

Today's episode is a throwback to episode 8 that Jay and I did in the Maximizing Life in the Middle podcast. In this episode, we talk about the process of decluttering and all of its benefits to living a higher quality …

Ep 292 Words of life - when to teach and when to allow

May 23rd, 2019

7:20

Today I am beginning a new series on the podcast where I will cover chapters in The Parents Tao te Ching: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by William Martin. In this episode, I read verse 1 and discuss its meaning. …

Ep 291 Do you want your child to call you as an adult?

May 22nd, 2019

14:56

Today's episode is part 2 of episode 290 where I talked about an article looking at why Generation Z is so depressed and anxious. In today's episode, I share with you what YOU can do to prevent this. Join me! 

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Ep 290 Are overprotective parents making kids depressed?

May 21st, 2019

13:20

In this episode, I discuss an article I read called Why is Generation Z so Depressed: Overprotective Parents. I share my thoughts about why this might be true and I will cover what we can do about it in part 2, episode …

Ep 289 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Recharging after "Mental Gymnastics"

May 20th, 2019

7:06

Do you ever feel like you are doing mental gymnastics all day with your children and all the other stimulation that comes along with life? Today's …

Ep 288 (Throwback) Surviving a crazy schedule

May 17th, 2019

32:27

This episode is a throwback to episode 7 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded. We recorded this episode at the end of a …

Ep 287 How do you react when your child brings home a bad grade?

May 16th, 2019

16:10

This is such a common struggle for parents, and when we overreact to our child's poor grade, it helps no one, as it closes down the lines of communication between us, and doesn't help them to do a better job next time. …

Ep 286 Using the "Sacred NO" with your teen

May 15th, 2019

9:59

How often do you say "No" to your teen? How does it work for you? In this episode, I explain how we can look at that word as sacred, especially with our teens, and how effective it is to minimize its use. Join me to get …

Ep 285 Making the transition from main organizer to advisor to our children with Deanne Barrett

May 14th, 2019

50:29

On today's show, I talked with teen expert Deanne Barrett about how we can be leaders in our home with our growing children. She explains brilliantly how we can help our teens practice and strengthen their critical …

Ep 284 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bit of peace and a gentle nudge in this crazy month of May!

May 13th, 2019

5:24

To follow up on last week's discussions of the craziness of the end of the school year, I wanted to offer you this little bit of wisdom today....

Ep 283 What is the "right" age to reduce the size of your child's birthday party invite list?

May 10th, 2019

12:11

Today, Jay and I talk about our son's 12th birthday party last weekend with 13 of his closest friends, which got us to wondering when is the right age to begin pairing down that list? Join us to hear more! 

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Ep 282 The relentlessness of modern parenting

May 9th, 2019

14:40

I was inspired to record today's episode based on this article that I read yesterday. What are we doing to ourselves and our children, and what can we do to change it? Join me to hear more! 

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Ep 281 Every child has a superpower with special guest Bolaji Oyejide

May 8th, 2019

42:11

Today, Jay and I talked with a very special guest who is a dad and a writer who has created a series of books to inspire children who may feel different, or marginalized. His stories help children to realize that each …

Ep 280 Surviving the craziness of May with school-aged children

May 7th, 2019

11:51

This episode was inspired by a listener who wrote in talking about how crazy May can get and how to stay sane during this end-of-school-year month. …

Ep 279 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The platform technique to combat anxiety

May 6th, 2019

19:00

Today, I revisit the Platform Technique and talk particularly about how it can help to combat anxiety, either for you or for your child. Join me!

If …

Ep 278 (Throwback) Celebrating life together

May 3rd, 2019

19:13

This is a Throwback to episode 6 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I did for a while. I hope you enjoy! 

Maximizing Life in the Middle goes on the road! We recorded this episode on our drive to celebrate our …

Ep 277 What you should REALLY focus on as a parent

May 2nd, 2019

8:36

This episode was inspired by a video I saw from Jay Shetty about what we should really focus on as parents. Hint: often times, it's NOT what we tend …

Ep 276 Can prayer be our go-to in tough times even if we are not religious?

May 1st, 2019

56:24

This is a very special episode, and one I was very much looking forward to. I chatted with my good friend, Aaron Schiller, who shared his family's journey over the past few months through his wife's near-death …

Ep 275 What makes a great dad?

April 30th, 2019

15:19

I dedicate today's episode to my dad, who was the greatest dad of all time, in my humble opinion. He would have turned 81 on the day I recorded this …

Ep 274 How practicing mindfulness can turn into a living meditation

April 29th, 2019

9:37

In this episode, I share how a regular mindfulness/meditation practice helps you to be mindful not only for five or twenty minutes while you are …

Ep 273 Your perspective changes EVERYTHING!

April 26th, 2019

26:27

Today's episode is a throwback to Episode 5 from Maximizing Life in the Middle, the podcast that my husband Jay and I did. 

In episode 5, we talk …

Ep 272 Self-care and mindset are vital to parenting well!

April 25th, 2019

30:19

In this episode, I illustrate through a tumultuous yesterday, how important self-care and mindset are. I hope you find some valuable nuggets in here! 

Ep 271 Nurturing persistence in our children even when it's not convenient

April 24th, 2019

9:00

In today's episode, I share a story that happened with my daughter and how my husband came to my rescue to help nurture our daughter's persistence (a valuable life skill) when I did not want to. Join me! 

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Ep 270 How do I spend time with my teens when they don't want to spend time with me?

April 23rd, 2019

11:25

Today's episode is an answer to a listener's question - shout-out to Loyal Listener Lucy! Lucy wanted to know how to spend time with her teenage girls when they are not interested in spending time with her. This one's …

Ep 269 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of practicing mindfulness

April 22nd, 2019

7:38

In today's episode, I talk about the importance of practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. The more we practice, the easier it gets! 

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Ep 268 Why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective, part 2

April 19th, 2019

20:19

In this episode, Jay and I continue our discussion about why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective. In this episode, we talk about the Boundary Dance and how it gets even trickier when our children …

Ep 267 A very personal story about how a child's environment affects them

April 18th, 2019

30:21

Today, I went back in time and shared a very personal story from my childhood. In talking with my mother-in-law last week, I came to a profound realization about a situation from my childhood and I think it will be …

Ep 266 What can we learn from Tiger Woods' comeback?

April 17th, 2019

12:28

I was inspired to talk about Tiger Woods' comeback after he won a Master's last weekend after 11 years. There are a lot of lessons here for us - join me! 

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Ep 265 Fishing can be beneficial for reasons you might not have considered!

April 16th, 2019

7:46

My son recently went fishing for the first time since he was a young boy and he LOVED it. It was remarkable to hear him articulate why he loved it so …

Ep 264 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An update on Analytical Meditation!

April 15th, 2019

7:13

I tried Analytical Meditation this week and was AMAZED at the experience. In here, I share with you what it did for me in the hopes it inspires you to try it as well!

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Ep 263 Why it's so hard to parent teens - from a dad's perspective, part 1

April 12th, 2019

27:40

In today's episode, I asked Jay for his perspective on why it's so hard to parent teens as a dad. His answer took us on an entirely unexpected adventure and it was so rich that we decided to record part 2 for next …

Ep 262 Teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves

April 12th, 2019

10:42

In this episode, I talk about the value of teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves and illustrate it with a story from my family. Join …

Ep 261 The Illusion of Pressure for Teens

April 10th, 2019

12:17

In today's episode, I share a concept that I just recently learned about called The Illusion of Pressure and how it affects our teens and what we can do about it. Join me! 

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Ep 260 Parenting teens is SO hard - and here's why!

April 9th, 2019

14:38

If you have a teen at home, do you ever feel lost, confused and stressed? It didn't used to be this hard, did it? Odds are, it wasn't! And it's getting harder, but why? Tune in to today's episode to find out! 

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Ep 259 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Analytical Meditation

April 8th, 2019

9:20

Today, I share a new form of meditation with you - one that helps you to directly solve problems. Intrigued? Join me to hear more!

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Ep 258 The challenges and pitfalls of being your child's sports coach

April 5th, 2019

30:55

In this episode, we talk about the potential pitfalls and traps of being a coach of your child's team and what you have to be careful to avoid as …

Ep 257 For all you single parents out there...

April 4th, 2019

10:07

This episode is in honor of my best friend who is a single mom. We were talking this weekend at our girls' weekend about the very real challenges of …

Ep 256 The unbelievable value and importance of sleep!

April 3rd, 2019

10:07

Recently, I have been helping my son improve his sleep hygiene, and even though I am a believer in the importance of sleep, even I am shocked at how …

Ep 255 Helping our kids manage the stress of Junior year of high school

April 2nd, 2019

19:39

In this episode, I share some of the journey my son has been on this year and how stressful it has been, even with us as parents trying not to …

Ep 254 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care is of utmost importance for you!

April 1st, 2019

10:07

Nothing is more important than self-care for being the kind of parent you want to be and the kind your children need. Join me to find out more! 

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Ep 253 Juggling schedules in a busy household

March 29th, 2019

27:31

This is a throwback to episode 4 of the podcast that Jay and I did for a while. In this, we talk about juggling schedules in a busy household. I'm …

Ep 247 A special guest who will open your heart just a little bit more!

March 28th, 2019

23:56

In today's episode I have my very good friend, Heidi Dellaire joining me. Heidi's book Roots and Tendrils will be released tomorrow. In this chat, we …

Ep 252 What is your biggest fear as a parent?

March 28th, 2019

12:31

In this episode, I talk all fear and how it negatively and subtly impacts our parenting. Join me! 

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Ep 251 The many benefits of nature

March 27th, 2019

11:45

With the arrival of spring, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit the many benefits of nature, and how you can bring some more of it into your life. Join me! 

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Ep 250 An intro to Restorative Justice in Schools

March 26th, 2019

15:28

Today I wanted to share a program with you that I learned about a while ago that I'm very excited about. It's called Restorative Justice and is being …

Ep 249 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of a 1-minute meditation

March 25th, 2019

7:56

Today, I share with you a mindfulness study I am participating in and how powerful the effects have been so far. Maybe you'd even like to join me! 

Ep 248 Go for what you want in life!

March 22nd, 2019

5:58

In today's episode, I update you on my daughter's attempt to make the track team at her middle school for the first time as an 8th grader. This …

Ep 246 A PSA about ticks and Lyme disease

March 20th, 2019

15:38

With the weather getting warmer here in the US, I thought today was a great day to talk about ticks and Lyme disease and what you can do to be on the lookout for possible signs and symptoms. As with everything I do, my …

Ep 245 If you're even willing to try, you've already won

March 19th, 2019

9:28

My daughter was really nervous last night about her next track tryout tomorrow and whether she will make the team. Through our discussion, I was able to help her to recognize that regardless of whether she makes the …

Ep 244 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) This too shall pass

March 18th, 2019

5:42

Today, I wanted to share a bit of advice my dear mother-in-law gave me and how helpful it is to remember. Join me! 

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Ep 243 What we can learn from the college cheating scandal

March 15th, 2019

32:20

In today's episode, Jay and I talk about the recent college cheating scandal that has involved many high-profile, wealthy and powerful individuals. …

Ep 242 How long after having a child does it take to get a good night's sleep again?

March 14th, 2019

6:56

Do you have young children? Do you feel like you are just running on fumes and that good sleep is nothing but a distant memory? A recent study might help explain why. Tune in to today's episode to learn more and find …

Ep 241 Helping our children reframe when they are nervous to something more productive

March 13th, 2019

6:37

Does your child ever feel nervous about something they are about to embark on? Or do you? In this episode, I share a story from my family where my daughter was feeling nervous and together we helped her to reframe it to …

Ep 240 Supporting our children through the pain of regret

March 12th, 2019

9:31

In this episode, I share a story where my daughter made a choice she came to regret and how I supported her through it by NOT saying "I told you so." …

Ep 239 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The hidden value of decluttering

March 11th, 2019

11:54

In this episode, I share some of my journey of decluttering and the amazing benefits I am experiencing from it! Also, here I invite you to join me in this adventure. Come along, won't you? 

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Ep 238 Happy 18th birthday to my daughter in Heaven

March 8th, 2019

34:07

I recorded this episode on what would be my daughter's 18th birthday had she lived. I so appreciate all of you who listen and I wanted to share a …

Ep 237 Identifying and managing your child's anxiety

March 7th, 2019

15:39

I have found myself in many conversations with my coaching clients and other parents about symptoms that they are not recognizing as anxiety. I knew it was time to revisit this topic here on the show. In this episode, I …

Ep 236 The pressure our children are under to succeed

March 6th, 2019

14:01

Today's episode was inspired by a concerning conversation I had with a teacher recently about catching her 8th grade students cheating. It's not the cheating that startles me the most - it's the REASON they cheated. …

Ep 235 Talking Boys! with Janet Allison of Boys Alive

March 5th, 2019

22:55

I very much enjoyed chatting with today's guest, Janet Allison about boys and how we can best support them as we raise them. Join us! 

Janet has a special audio to help parents help boys with anger. You can grab that …

Ep 234 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Oprah and Deepak's latest 21 Day Meditation Experience!

March 4th, 2019

5:03

In this episode, I talk about Oprah and Deepak's 21 Meditation Experience and invite you to join me!

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Ep 233 Update on the Whole30 a month later...

March 1st, 2019

16:30

It's been a month since Jay and I finished the Whole30, so we decided it was time to update you on where we are and where we are headed. Join us! 

Ep 232 Making connections with our children

February 28th, 2019

13:03

Do you ever struggle to figure out how to connect, or stay connected, to your child? I have that pretty well figured out with two of my children, but the youngest one, well, he was a different story. Until last weekend. …

Ep 231 When sibling squabbles pay off later on...

February 27th, 2019

15:07

When our kids are growing, and squabbling, it can feel like there is no end in sight and no good can come of it but that's not true. Our siblings are the training ground for us to learn how to compromise with others. …

Ep 230 Is it possible to stay neutral when siblings argue?

February 26th, 2019

15:47

Do you ever feel frustrated when your kids fight with each other? Do you always find yourself embroiled in the middle of it with no one left feeling satisfied at the end? Join me in this episode as I talk about this …

Ep 229 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A walking meditation for you

February 25th, 2019

9:15

In this episode, I talk about a walking meditation and invite you to do one!

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Ep 228 Conveying your parental knowledge without saying "I told you so"

February 22nd, 2019

23:34

In this episode, Jay and I share an injury that our daughter sustained this week and how we helped her through it, as well as what we and she learned along the way. Join us!

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Ep 227 Teaching our children about money

February 21st, 2019

15:02

Money can be a complicated thing and as parents, it is imperative that we teach our children about it. But first, we must try to develop a healthy relationship with it. Having a healthy relationship with money is a …

Ep 226 The fine art of surrender in parenting

February 20th, 2019

11:27

I recorded today's episode the morning I published it. It is Wednesday, and two of my three kids have yet to go to school this week. So far, we've …

Ep 225 Helping our young children with their BIG emotions

February 19th, 2019

6:56

Does your young child ever have BIG emotions that leave you puzzled and  a bit shocked at the magnitude of it all? In this episode, I share a listener question that I got in the hopes that it helps you, too!

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Ep 224 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique revisited

February 18th, 2019

8:18

Do you need a few minutes just to quiet your racing mind? If so, you came to the right place! Join me as I take you through the Platform Technique to accomplish just that! 

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Ep 223 Juggling schedules in a busy household

February 17th, 2019

27:57

How do we do all that we do? It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn't do it without Jay's wonderful mom! She is always there to help us …

Ep 222 Watching girls take a stand for themselves

February 16th, 2019

38:33

In episode #3 of Maximizing Life in the Middle (throwback) we talk about a stand that our daughter and her classmates took to be allowed to wear tank …

Ep 221 Long socks and what our children can teach us

February 15th, 2019

16:06

Do you ever find yourself amazed at what you learn from your child? In today's episode, Jay shares something that one of children taught him and how that reinforced his desire to stay open to learning from them whenever …

Ep 220 Monitoring our children's social media use

February 14th, 2019

7:17

Do you struggle with social media use with your children? In this episode, I share a story about my younger son and his social media use, my feelings about it and how we moved forward even though he was not happy with …

Ep 219 Teaching entrepreneurship to our children

February 13th, 2019

10:38

In today's episode, I share a story about how I am teaching my daughter many lessons through a project we are working on. She is learning about the …

Ep 218 Protecting our children's sense of self

February 12th, 2019

12:58

In today's episode, I share a story that happened with my son in order to illustrate how we can take almost any situation and turn it into gold for …

Ep 217 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) I have a confession!

February 11th, 2019

10:39

In this episode, I make a confession. None of us are perfect, and I certainly don't claim to be. So join me as I confess my recent shortfall and vow to do better moving forward. 

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Ep 216 How to feel like you have it all

February 10th, 2019

44:58

In this mashup episode, we talk about how things might have fit in one phase of our lives but no longer fit or how we would love them to fit but they …

Ep 215 A mashup from Maximizing Life in the Middle!

February 9th, 2019

37:22

My husband Jay and I have a podcast called Maximizing Life in the Middle. We have decided to merge the two together into Powerful Parenting for …

Ep 214 Intro to my new, special regular guest!

February 8th, 2019

14:52

In today's episode, I introduce you to a very special guest who I think may end up being a regular ;) 

Join us!

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Ep 213 A teacher's gift that will last a lifetime

February 7th, 2019

13:48

In today's episode, I share a project my daughter's teacher has her class do each year. It is incredibly powerful, and gives to the students a gift …

Ep 212 How to use text messaging as a tool in your parenting

February 6th, 2019

8:55

Too often, I hear parents bashing social media and technology as the enemy to parenting. But when you look at things like that, it prevents you from …

Ep 211 How does it feel to eat clean for a Whole30 days?

February 5th, 2019

8:36

Now that I've come to the end of my Whole30 adventure, I wanted to update you on how it went, what my results were and how I feel now. After …

Ep 210 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of even a short daily meditation

February 4th, 2019

6:16

In today's episode, I share a story of a mom I'm coaching and how a simple meditation I recorded just for her is helping to unlock her hidden potential. Tune in to hear more!

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Ep 209 How parents and teachers can bring out the best in our children

February 1st, 2019

38:28

I have a very special guest with me today. Matt Beaudreau, who runs Acton Academy Placer, a fantastic outside-the-box school the nurtures their …

Ep 208 Parents - give yourself a pat on the back!

January 31st, 2019

9:25

I have not done an episode like this for a while, so I knew it was time. As parents, we tend to be so hard on ourselves and can get overly focused on the times we mess up while not giving ourselves credit for our …

Ep 207 Navigating the Birthday Party Invite List!

January 30th, 2019

10:27

I was recently interview by Linda Grasso of the SheSez podcast over at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shesez-with-linda-grasso/id1281371313?mt=2. We talked about some listener questions and I wanted to share one of …

Ep 206 The pressure of the "College Process"

January 29th, 2019

9:18

Today, I am sharing a very real challenge we are having in our home with helping our son to navigate the beginnings of the college search process. …

Ep 205 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A check in and some breaths

January 28th, 2019

6:50

A check-in on your mindfulness practice for 2019 (if you have started one) and a few deep breaths for you :)

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Ep 204 Crossover Episode!

January 26th, 2019

16:00

I connect up with my good friend and colleague, Louise Clarke, to talk about the chaos that is at times motherhood, as well as how to tame it. Join …

Ep 203 Looking at expectations, part 2 of 2

January 25th, 2019

13:42

In the last episode, we talked about the expectations of our children. In today's episode we will talk about parental expectations and how detrimental they can be to all aspects of parenting.

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Ep 202 Looking at expectations, part 1 of 2

January 24th, 2019

8:36

In today's episode, I talk about helping your children to have appropriate expectations and how beneficial that can be to them. 

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Ep 201 Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry

January 23rd, 2019

7:48

In today's episode, I share a story from a mom I worked with who was frustrated by her kids always fighting. I share how I helped her to see it in a different light, which allowed to approach it very differently. 

Ep 200 The joy of Tidying Up!

January 22nd, 2019

9:03

I've done my version of binge-watching Marie Kondo's new Netflix series called Tidying Up. For a person who rarely watches tv, this means I watched six episodes this weekend! It is SO good and I wanted to share with you …

Ep 199 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The benefits of stress reduction

January 21st, 2019

9:07

In this episode, I talk about the wide-ranging benefits of stress reduction, and how you can do it in your life. I go into this in great detail in my new course, The Chaos Cure. Why don't you join me? Registration is …

Ep 198 Recognizing our strengths and using them

January 18th, 2019

9:17

My daughter's amazing teacher has her students do this intensive project that ends up yielding incredibly powerful results for the kids. In this …

Ep 197 The Turning Point in my parenting

January 17th, 2019

10:56

Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you realize things are WAY off course and something must be changed? I had one of those turning points in my parenting, and in today's episode I share it with you.

If …

Ep 196 The joy of Self-Care after being sick

January 16th, 2019

11:25

Last week wiped out me and my family for most of the week. Between fevers, runny noses, kids being home sick and having no energy, I only got to the gym once. I recorded today's episode on a bright, sunny Monday morning …

Ep 195 Did you know that YOUR behavior is an iceberg too?

January 15th, 2019

12:14

I have talked many times on my podcast about how a child's behavior is an iceberg. But today, I'm talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg...as well as every single person you come into contact with!

In this …

Ep 194 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A boost of optimism for you

January 14th, 2019

10:06

I meet SO MANY people who see the world through a negative lens. That isn't going to get you anywhere, believe me. What's going to get you where you want to go is to shift your mindset to an optimistic, positive one. …

Ep 193 Should you have the password to your 15-year-old's iPhone?

January 11th, 2019

16:46

In this episode, I answer a parent's question about whether she should have her 15-year-old's password to their iPhone. Join me as I share my answer …

Ep 192 Friends - why you NEED them

January 10th, 2019

9:55

In this episode, I talk again about friends and why they are so special and so valuable in our lives. Join me!

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Ep 191 Update on my Whole30 plan - do you want to join me?

January 9th, 2019

12:00

In this episode, I update you on my Whole30 month - as of this recording, I am on Day 6 and I feel like a million bucks! Maybe this podcast will …

Ep 190 Can you declutter AND make money at the same time?

January 8th, 2019

16:18

In this episode, I share something I've been doing for several months now with great success! I share it with you here because it addresses two areas - clutter and money - both of which, when they are in good shape in …

Ep 189 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Welcoming 2019

January 7th, 2019

6:40

In this episode, I share a brief meditation to get your mind into the most effective space to welcome the New Year and all it has to offer you. Join me, won't you?

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Ep 188 Helping someone who is grieving

January 4th, 2019

9:32

Lately, I have heard of many losses people have suffered of their loved ones, and I have read some things on how to help grieving loved ones. Here, I share my best advice for how you can show up for someone you love …

Ep 187 What is your "Word" for 2019?

January 3rd, 2019

6:59

In this episode, I talk about the power of having a word or words to focus on each year. This really helps to keep your goals and desires in the front of your mind all year long. Tune in to find out more!

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Ep 186 Helping kids to make New Year's Resolutions

January 2nd, 2019

6:46

In this episode, I talk about the benefit of sharing a mindfulness approach to life with your kids, helping them to reflect on the past year and …

Ep 185 Beginning 2019 right

January 1st, 2019

5:15

In this episode, I encourage you to take the reflection you did over the past 7 episodes and use that to look towards 2019. What do you want 2019 to look like for yourself and your family?

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Ep 184 Looking back on 2018, part 7: Stress Reduction

December 31st, 2018

7:57

In part 7 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to Stress. Join me!

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Ep 183 Looking back on 2018, part 6: Decluttering

December 28th, 2018

8:18

In part 6 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to decluttering. Join me!

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Ep 182 Looking back on 2018, part 5: Connection

December 27th, 2018

9:29

In part 5 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to connection, with your kids, your partner (if you have one) and most importantly, yourself. Join me!

Ep 181 Looking back on 2018, part 4: Nutrition

December 26th, 2018

11:21

In part 4 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to nutrition. Join me!

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Ep 180 Looking back on 2018, part 3: Movement

December 25th, 2018

10:41

In part 3 of my 7 part series, I take you back over 2018 to look at your relationship with moving your body. Join me!

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Ep 179 Looking back on 2018, part 2: Sleep

December 24th, 2018

10:47

In part 2 of my 7 part series, I take you through some reflection and questions surrounding your relationship with sleep. Join me!

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Ep 178 Looking back on 2018, part 1: Money

December 21st, 2018

12:55

Each year at this time, I like to take stock in the past year and see what I'm pleased with and what needs a little more attention in the coming year. Over these next 7 episodes, I am going to take you through a few …

Ep 177 Keep FEAR out of your questions

December 20th, 2018

13:36

I was recently talking to two moms who expressed frustration that their children do not open up to them. What we discovered is that fear was driving them to question their kids, which never gets us closer to our goals …

Ep 176 Listening to your intuition, part 2

December 19th, 2018

14:58

In this episode, I share a success story from my own home about a time when I listened to my mother's intuition and how greatly it benefitted my daughter. I hope it inspires you and gives you some hope!

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Ep 175 Listening to your intuition, part 1

December 18th, 2018

8:05

In this episode, I talk about why it is so vitally important to listen to your intuition, especially as a parent. You know your child best, and they need you as an advocate.

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Ep 174 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding some peace during this busy time of year

December 17th, 2018

5:24

In this episode, I remind you to find some time for peace and calm during this Most Wonderful (and BUSY!) time of year. Join me!

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Ep 173 We need a screen time detox!

December 14th, 2018

7:45

In this episode, I share a realization I had regarding my son and his screen time after a particularly busy time of work for me. Here, I share what …

Ep 172 Navigating sibling squabbles

December 13th, 2018

7:04

In this episode, I share how I helped my son and daughter to reduce their sibling squabbles. I hope this helps you with your children!

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Ep 171 Be careful about recreating your childhood experiences in your child

December 12th, 2018

7:25

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom recently who is very fearful about something her son is going through. When we talked …

Ep 170 Using a leadership principle in parenting

December 11th, 2018

6:59

I had a great chat with a dad last week who is a leadership coach for big companies. He shared with me a very powerful leadership principal he uses …

Ep 169 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Dr. Muker's Manifestation Meditation

December 10th, 2018

6:53

In this episode, I share a powerful but incredibly simple meditation that I learned from Dr. Sukhi Muker. Listen in and see if you want to practice …

Ep 168 Connecting with our kids by entering THEIR world

December 7th, 2018

14:09

Here, I share a story of how I connected deeply with my son over rap music of all things. Listen in and see if this episode gives you any ideas or insights with your children!

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Ep 167 What is the "holiday season" all about, anyway?

December 6th, 2018

12:51

In this episode, I share my thoughts on what we should really be focusing on during this most "wonderful time of the year" as well as how to get …

Ep 166 Apologizing to our children

December 5th, 2018

12:28

In this episode, I share a story about when I recently owed my daughter an apology for a mistake I made, and I talk about why we should be willing to …

Ep 165 Keeping struggles and challenges in perspective

December 4th, 2018

15:04

In this episode, I talk about how to keep struggles and challenges in perspective. We must honor the struggle for what it can possibly teach us. Tune in to hear more!

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EP 164 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) Some peace during the busiest season

December 3rd, 2018

9:21

In this episode, I talk about how to bring more peace into your life during this busy time of year. Does it have to be as busy and stressful as it …

Ep 163 The Chaos Cure Announcement!

November 30th, 2018

8:37

In this episode, I share some detailed information about my first online parenting course that my colleague and I are building. This week it was …

Ep 162 Avoiding power struggles with teens

November 29th, 2018

20:20

In this episode, I share some thoughts on the frustration and resentment I have heard from many parents of teens lately. Raising teens does NOT have to be that hard, and in this episode, I share some ideas for how you …

Ep 161 Co-parenting through divorce. Is it possible?

November 28th, 2018

15:29

Join me as I answer a loyal-listener's question about co-parenting through divorce and how you can best navigate those tricky waters. And join my …

Ep 160 Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27th, 2018

7:32

In this episode, I share how my long holiday weekend went and I'm curious how your's went. We are knee-deep in the holiday madness now. Is there a …

Ep 159 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Ending the Yelling-Guilt-Stress-Yelling Cycle

November 26th, 2018

8:36

I answer another listener question about yelling at her kids and the stress she feels. Here, I share what we MUST do to end the cycle. Join me!

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Ep 158 A deeper explanation of how to allow natural consequences to work for you

November 23rd, 2018

19:24

In this episode, I share a struggle a parent had and how allowing natural consequences could help her and her daughter move through a challenging …

Ep 157 The #1 secret parents need to work better as a team

November 22nd, 2018

12:48

This episode is my latest blog talking about something I observed and remembered during two talks I gave last week to parents. Curious about what the secret is? Tune in to find out! And please join my Facebook group …

Ep 156 Getting kids to help around the house

November 21st, 2018

13:29

In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to get our kids to help out around the house without a lot of drama, threats, yelling and punishment. I talk about how to approach the subject with younger …

Ep 155 Why it is imperative that we get clear on setting healthy boundaries

November 20th, 2018

13:49

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a colleague about the families she works with who have an adult child who is a substance …

Ep 154 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Hitting the pause button

November 19th, 2018

7:28

I was inspired to record this episode based on some feedback that many of you have been giving to me regarding having trouble not reacting to your …

Ep 153 Siblings, compassion and getting what we need when we need it

November 16th, 2018

10:06

My son and daughter had an interaction this morning that - well - I didn't like. Here I share my thoughts on what happened to give me the clarity I needed to work through it with them.

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Ep 152 3 things you may be doing wrong in parenting your anxious children

November 15th, 2018

7:39

I was inspired to share some thoughts from my friend Renee Jain, who spoke at Dr. Shefali's Evolve conference a few weeks ago. If you'd like more …

Ep 151 Helping toddlers with their BIG emotions

November 14th, 2018

11:27

If there's one thing I wish I would have understood when my kids were toddlers, it's how to help them deal with their BIG emotions. Listen in if you …

Ep 150 Can we talk to young girls about puberty in a way that makes them comfortable?

November 13th, 2018

11:08

In this episode, I answer a listener's question about how to talk to a young girl about puberty in a way that makes her feel comfortable. Is it possible? I say yes indeed! Tune in to find out how!

And please join my …

Ep 149 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation benefits, thoughts on Evolve and breathing

November 12th, 2018

8:21

In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's 4th annual Evolve summit. I also offer a few minutes of breathing to help you relax. Join …

Ep 148 If you like a flower, you pluck it...

November 9th, 2018

5:54

In this episode, I continue with the theme of LOVE this week. Join me!

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Ep 147 3 reasons why love is NOT enough

November 8th, 2018

12:23

In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why love is just not enough. Join me!

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Ep 146 Why love is NOT enough

November 7th, 2018

6:44

In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali's recent Evolve Summit. Here, I talk about why love is NOT enough.

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Ep 145 Before you get rid of stress, find out why you feel it

November 6th, 2018

9:20

In this episode, I talk about the concept of not eliminating stress right away but rather, finding out why it is there in the first place, and what you need to do about it. Join me, won't you?

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Ep 144 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Loving Kindness Meditation

November 5th, 2018

10:17

In this episode, I share a loving kindness meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at

Ep 143 Should I panic that my toddler has become a picky eater?

November 2nd, 2018

10:01

In this episode, I share the answer to this question for those of you with picky eaters. The most important message is to try to relax. This too, …

Ep 142 Why it's important to invest in yourself

November 1st, 2018

9:34

In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why it's important to invest in ourselves. This is a message that in my opinion, moms cannot hear often enough, as we tend to put ourselves on the back burner in …

Ep 141 The Power of the Platform Technique in the first use!

October 31st, 2018

6:12

In this episode, I share a story a mom wrote to me about sharing how powerful my platform technique worked the very first time she tried it! She was …

Ep 140 When reading ALL the books just doesn't help

October 30th, 2018

10:08

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a client when she first reached out to me, frustrated because she had read ALL the books and yet she was still triggered, reactive and angry. And add to that that she …

Ep 139 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Breath meditation

October 29th, 2018

6:13

In this episode, I share a breath meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at

Ep 138 Getting help when you bring a new baby home

October 26th, 2018

7:27

In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom who just brought a new baby home and was struggling with giving her older child the …

Ep 137 Time is a mysterious thing

October 25th, 2018

8:00

For today's episode, I read my blog from last week talking about time. Please join me! And please join my Facebook group as well - hope to see you …

Ep 136 A beautiful offering for you

October 24th, 2018

8:30

If you've been following my content, you know that I went to the memorial service for a beautiful young woman who died far too young. As I mentioned …

Ep 135 The strange paradox called life

October 23rd, 2018

8:49

In this episode, I wax philosophical about life and all of it's intricate, intriguing paradoxes. Join me, as I sort through it all. And please consider joining my Facebook group, where we support each other in parenting

Ep 134 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Body Scan Meditation

October 22nd, 2018

6:21

In this episode, I share a Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Mark Berton and you can find this meditation at

Ep 133 Don't hold too tight to your agenda!

October 19th, 2018

11:21

In this episode, I share a story with one of my clients who was holding on too tight to her agenda. Tune in to find out what happened and what she …

Ep 132 What legacy do you want to leave?

October 18th, 2018

6:50

In this episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by attending the funeral of a good man who died far too soon.

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Ep 131 Plant seeds, but don't squash them as they try to sprout!

October 17th, 2018

8:09

In this episode, I share a story of a mom and her realization of how she was stifling the very thing she was trying to accomplish. Hopefully, this …

Ep 130 Getting called out by my own son!

October 16th, 2018

11:04

In this episode, I share a story where my teenage son called me out recently on my behavior. I share this with you in the hopes that it gives you insight into your own behavior possibly.

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Ep 129 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) You upgrade your iOS, what about your mind?

October 15th, 2018

7:30

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to upgrade our minds as often or more often than we upgrade our phones. Our phones are THE operating system of our modern lives, but if we don't keep our minds as …

Ep 128 How shame cuts us off from the rest of the world

October 12th, 2018

9:28

In this episode, I talk about how shame causes us and our children to suffer in silence. So many parents are struggling, but are ashamed to ask for help. And so many kids are in the same place. When we reach out for …

Ep 127 Give thanks for those people who inspire you!

October 11th, 2018

6:55

I recorded this episode on the way home from an event where I got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a man who has inspired me greatly and taught me so much. I have deep respect and appreciation for him. It got me to thinking …

Ep 126 Meal time battles? Get them involved!

October 10th, 2018

7:42

In this episode, I share a very successful plan that I came up with with one of my clients who was having mealtime battles with her daughter. This …

Ep 125 Time - Do you have enough or not? YOU decide!

October 9th, 2018

9:29

In this episode, I talk about how time can affect our parenting, and our entire outlook on life! Do you have enough? If not, you can!

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Ep 124 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) We are unkind to others when...?

October 8th, 2018

6:28

In this episode, I talk about a quote I read recently and it got me to thinking about how it applies to parenting. Take a listen and see what you think!

And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about …

Ep 123 What other things can you do while you brush your teeth?

October 5th, 2018

7:42

As busy moms, it can be challenging to fit in all the things we need and want to fit in. In today's episode, I share an idea I gave to a mom who was struggling with this very issue.

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Ep 122 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child: the steps

October 4th, 2018

9:49

Today I am reading my blog from last week about a Reset Conversation. This is a very powerful tool you can keep in your parenting toolbox. Join me as …

Ep 121 How a small drawer can be a huge win!

October 3rd, 2018

9:59

Do you ever have a lot of things weighing you down and then you want to make a positive change but you feel so overwhelmed you can't even start? Yet starting is exactly what you need to do to move away from that …

Ep 120 Should we take away our kid's activity when they mess up?

October 2nd, 2018

11:39

My heart hurt when I was at a back-to-school night recently and a mom asked after the presentation how to remove her son from band because he was not …

Ep 119 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Earthing?

October 1st, 2018

5:58

Have you ever heard of Earthing? This is a cool practice that can bring peace and calm into our lives. In today's episode, I share this practice with …

Ep 118 The ONE birthday gift I give myself

September 28th, 2018

6:21

In this episode, I share the ONE gift that I give myself each year on my birthday. Perhaps you would like to give yourself this same gift?

Please join …

Ep 117 5 Steps To Help You Connect With Your Teen

September 27th, 2018

7:36

In this episode, I read the latest blog sharing ways you can connect with your teen. I have spoken to lots of parents of teens who are struggling with this issue and I wanted to share some ideas with you.

Here is the …

Ep 116 Friend or Enforcer?

September 26th, 2018

12:01

During a client session last week, a parent asked me if she should be her child's friend or enforcer. I answered her question with a response that …

Ep 115 How to have a "Reset Conversation" with your child

September 25th, 2018

12:40

In this episode, I share a powerful technique for beginning to address problems in your home and the steps you can take moving forward from there.

Ep 114 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) You are doing the best you can!

September 24th, 2018

8:12

Often I hear moms beating themselves up for their shortcomings - the times they yelled, the times they were impatient, the times they said something unkind. But whenever I hear that, I want to stop them right there and …

Ep 113 What happens when we express gratitude to our children?

September 21st, 2018

9:37

In this episode, I share a simple comment I made to my daughter recently, and the profound impact it had on her. I hope you gain some great takeaways in this episode!

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Ep 112 Do you need a gratitude reminder?

September 20th, 2018

7:30

In this episode, I read my latest blog about gratitude and how important it is to keep practicing it regularly.

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Ep 111 A rant on overparenting teens

September 19th, 2018

10:29

This episode has been way overdue. I have seen too many teens recently who are not given enough freedom to go through the natural trial-and-error of becoming independent. Listen in and see if you can take away any …

Ep 110 Have you built your tribe?

September 18th, 2018

7:56

In this episode, I share the gift that a tribe gives to us. It really does take a village to raise a child, which is why I named my parent coaching business It Takes a Village Parent Coaching. In this episode, I also …

Ep 109 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A guided meditation for you

September 17th, 2018

4:53

In this episode, I share with you a guided meditation that we use in our workshops to help attendees settle into the experience. Take a listen and see if it helps you, too!

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Ep 108 A back-to-school check-in on homework, mindset, etc.

September 14th, 2018

10:05

In this episode, I wanted to check in on you to see how the back-to-school routine is going for you and your children.

And don't forget to go here to …

Ep 107 6 Reasons we Should Teach Mindfulness to our Children

September 13th, 2018

6:13

In this episode, I read my latest blog about teaching mindfulness to our children.

Click here to download my FREE guide to Mindfulness Activities you …

Ep 106 A rant on punishments, part 2

September 12th, 2018

10:35

The last episode was getting too long, so I had to cut it into two parts. Here is part 2 of my rant on punishments.

And don't forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/

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Ep 105 A rant on punishments, part 1

September 11th, 2018

13:38

In this episode, I really had to express my thoughts on punishment after reading a very disturbing article this week. Take a listen to this episode and see what you think.

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Ep 104 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An Anxiety Reducing Song?

September 10th, 2018

6:34

In this episode I share a song I came across by Marconi Union that is supposed to reduce anxiety by 65%. Take a listen and see what you think!

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Ep 103 What does Back-To-School mean for parents?

September 7th, 2018

9:06

I have been talking a lot lately about getting our kids ready for going back to school, but what does back-to-school mean for us parents?

And don't …

Ep 102 Does your bad mood REALLY have anything to do with the outside world?

September 6th, 2018

7:32

In this latest episode, I read my latest blog for those who prefer to listen while they exercise, walk the dog, or drive rather than sitting down to read. Does your bad mood really have anything to do with the outside …

Ep 101 Why Sticker Charts DON'T work!

September 5th, 2018

12:01

How many times have you tried a sticker chart or a reward chart and it started out great, only to fizzle in a few days or weeks? Join me as I explain WHY that is and WHAT you can do about it.

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Ep 100 Celebrating 100 episodes with an intro and contest!

September 4th, 2018

20:28

To celebrate episode 100, I thought it would be a good idea to tell my listeners a little bit about myself for those who don't already know. Listen …

Ep 99 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Manifesting what we want

September 3rd, 2018

7:51

Do you long for something that just isn't happening? You may be missing one critical piece. In this episode, I share with you what that is, and you may be surprised to know that it's not actually that complicated!

And if …

Ep 98 The power of overcoming your fears

August 31st, 2018

12:22

In this episode, I talk about a recent trip to a ropes/zip-lining course that I took my kids to (and did myself). It was so powerful to watch my son …

Ep 97 - 7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade

August 30th, 2018

9:14

In this episode, I read my blog from last week. I was inspired to write this after I took my 13-year-old daughter to see it last week.

And if you have …

Ep 96 A startling story from a college professor

August 29th, 2018

10:26

In this episode, I share a story a college professor told me last week. It made me stop and wonder what in the world we as parents are doing? Are we …

Ep 95 How you can set your child up for success this school year

August 28th, 2018

11:04

In this episode, I talk about how we can help to set our children up for success this school year, as well as the problem with the way our education …

Ep 94 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?

August 27th, 2018

5:18

In this latest episode, I encourage you to take a closer look at how you are showing up to your child in regards to this school year. How you show up …

Ep 93 Best Friends Forever!

August 24th, 2018

7:35

This episode is dedicated to my best friend Janet, who celebrates her birthday the day after this episode airs. Join me as I talk about the value of friends as well as your tribe. As I always say, it takes a village to …

Ep 92 14 ways to make this school year a success!

August 23rd, 2018

10:20

In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who listen at the gym, on the way to work, while walking, etc. so you don't have to take the time to sit down and read.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE …

Ep 91 A BIG question for you!

August 22nd, 2018

6:33

I aim to continually bring value to all of my listeners with each and every episode. Today, I ask a simple favor of you - to send me an email with your vote on a topic I cover in today's episode. Email me at

Ep 90 A nod to working moms

August 21st, 2018

6:19

I was inspired to record this episode as a shout-out to working moms everywhere one day when I was feeling particularly stretched thin as a mom and …

Ep 89 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Where am I????

August 20th, 2018

6:10

See if you can tell where I am recording this episode from. Hint: It is NOT where you might expect! I can't say any more for fear of spoiling it for you :)

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite …

Ep 88 How P!nk can inspire us all

August 17th, 2018

8:02

In today's episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by some challenges that P!nk had on her Australian tour trying to juggle being a mom and a performer.

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Ep 87 Help! My 3 year old won't listen!

August 16th, 2018

9:47

In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with a mom of a toddler boy, who has recently "found" his voice and as a result, does not want to …

Ep 86 Help! I feel like my daughter is drifting away!

August 15th, 2018

6:55

In this episode, I answer a listener question who is stressed because her daughter is becoming a tween and feels like she is drifting away from her. Does this sound familiar? If so, I hope this episode gives you some …

Ep 85 Help! All I do is yell at my kids!

August 14th, 2018

6:04

In this episode, I answer a listeners question about how to stop yelling at her kids. If this resonates with you, I hope you find some ideas in this episode!

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Ep 84 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A late summer check-in with you

August 13th, 2018

6:38

In this episode, I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going with you and mindfulness now that summer is well underway.

And if you have …

Ep 83 Seeing consequences through to their natural conclusions

August 10th, 2018

7:05

In this episode, I update you on the resolution of the consequence that my son was dealing with as a result of a poor decision he made at his …

Ep 82 4 Reasons why Gratitude may be the answer to your problem

August 9th, 2018

8:18

In this episode I read my latest blog about gratitude and how powerful it can be as a tool to help us out of a challenging situation.

And if you have …

Ep 81 Set your intention and watch how the Universe has your back

August 8th, 2018

13:23

In this episode, I talk about an intention I set in the beginning of this summer and how it has all unfolded almost effortlessly. When we are aligned …

Ep 80 A great partnership makes all the difference

August 7th, 2018

10:50

Recently, we have had to make some new decisions regarding our oldest son. In this episode, I talk about how helpful it has been to work together …

Ep 79 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Alone time is necessary

August 6th, 2018

6:41

In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be alone, whether we are introverted or extraverted. This is the way we get to know ourselves and understand ourselves better and it vitally important. Join me as I …

Ep 78 Teens grow up before our eyes!

August 3rd, 2018

15:02

In this episode, I update you on our son's first two weeks of driving and share how we allowed him to fly home by himself. It is astonishing to me how quickly he is growing up now that he has turned 16.

And if you have …

Ep 77 4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation

August 2nd, 2018

8:09

In this episode, I read my blog from last week talking about how to get back on track after vacation. Here is the link to the free download I mentioned in this episode -

Ep 76 Not letting life mess up our self-care; getting back on track

August 1st, 2018

9:26

In this episode, I talk about my month of very heavy travel and what that has meant for my self-care routine. Also, how we can get back on track when we return home.

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Ep 75 Checking in with your kids to make sure you are on the same page

July 31st, 2018

8:42

When we were on vacation last week, my son told me that I had been playing with them a lot on vacation, but not as much when we are at home. I was …

Ep 74 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of self-care

July 30th, 2018

8:42

As a mom it can be so easy to push yourself so far down on your own list you forget you are even there! But that is detrimental to everyone. In today's episode, I talk about why self-care is so important and what YOU …

Ep 73 It's all about gratitude

July 27th, 2018

8:02

Every so often, I have to talk about gratitude. It is literally the antidote to so many things we struggle with in life. It is darn hard to be …

Ep 72 Can kids learn life lessons at the beach?

July 26th, 2018

7:13

You better believe they can! And even better, they can learn life lessons playing sports at the beach! Join me as I share some of the life lessons my son picked up this week playing in the Junior National Beach …

Ep 71 Don't be ships passing in the night

July 25th, 2018

7:56

When you are an active family, it can be really easy for Mom and Dad to drift apart. But that helps no one. In this episode, I talk about how to avoid being ships passing in the night.

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Ep 70 New moms - give yourself a break!

July 24th, 2018

10:28

I was talking with a mom recently who has a 2, 4 and 6 year old. She was feeling harried and stressed and it inspired me to talk to her and all moms …

Ep 69 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) 3 deep breaths, pause and wisdom

July 23rd, 2018

7:59

The benefits of mindfulness have never been as evident as they are now, especially after hearing how the coach of the boy soccer team who was trapped …

Ep 68 The Power of the Pause

July 20th, 2018

8:25

Our kids can trigger us so easily sometimes. That is what happens in intimate relationships where we know each other so well; it's human nature. But …

Ep 67 A summer screen time plan for everyone

July 19th, 2018

9:13

In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who like to listen on the go rather than sit down to read.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask …

Ep 66 The problem with time limits on screen-time

July 18th, 2018

11:34

Do you ever tell your child they have five more minutes to play on their video game and come back five minutes later only to find that they have not gotten off the game?

In this episode I break down why using strict time …

Ep 65 The fine line between holding on and letting go of our teens

July 17th, 2018

12:31

It can be so tough sometimes to know how much to let go of our growing teens. They are at a stage in life where it is normal to breakaway, but yet they are also interested in experimenting with new (sometimes not …

Ep 64 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Platform Technique revisited

July 16th, 2018

9:38

Do you find it hard to fit meditation into your life daily? It can be hard to find a few minutes to sit quietly (and alone) to meditate. That's why I love the Platform Technique so much and wanted to share it here once …

Ep 63 Working, staying at home - it's all a challenge

July 13th, 2018

8:48

In this episode, I share my thoughts on working from home this summer and trying to fit it all in. But I also share my deepest respect to full-time …

Ep 62 The value of creativity in our parenting

July 12th, 2018

6:46

In this episode, I read my latest blog from last week, inspired by the view outside my hotel room window in Phoenix, AZ last week.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where …

Ep 61 Supporting your child to become a new driver

July 11th, 2018

10:42

In this episode, I share my thoughts on helping our children to become the best drivers they can be when they first learn. My son is spending this week with his driving lessons before he gets his permit, and I thought …

Ep 60 It's all about perspective - with a very special guest!

July 10th, 2018

7:59

I have a very special guest with me in today's episode - my daughter! She showed me a very cool illustration she saw on a tv show and I asked her if …

Ep 59 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Review of the Calm App

July 9th, 2018

5:23

In this episode, I review another one of my favorite apps, Calm. They also have a website, so you can access it on your computer as well as your phone, and you can check them out here - https://www.calm.com/.

And if you …

Ep 58 Looking back on my son's 16th birthday and the lessons he has taught me

July 6th, 2018

15:23

In this episode (recorded on my son's 16th birthday) I look back over the past 16 years and the lessons he has taught me as one of my greatest …

Ep 57 4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents

July 5th, 2018

13:14

In this episode, I read my latest blog helping parents to make this summer a success with their children.

And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most …

Ep 56 A powerful speech by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds

July 4th, 2018

6:52

Happy July 4th! In this episode, I share a powerful speech that Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds made at a recent show we went to. He shares …

Ep 55 A Parenting challenge, and two vastly different potential outcomes

July 3rd, 2018

13:21

This is one of my favorite episodes so far, as I talk about a woman who reached out for help to one of my colleagues. I believe many people can …

Ep 54 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of Oprah and Deepak's 21 Day Meditation Experience

July 2nd, 2018

8:08

In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation experiences - something that Oprah and Deepak offer several times a year for FREE. If you …

Ep 53 - Rise Up!

June 29th, 2018

12:20

In this episode, I talk about the recent events surrounding immigrant children/families and what it has to do with our democracy in action. I offer a different viewpoint on this subject than you may have heard yet so …

Ep 52 Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly

June 28th, 2018

13:32

In this episode, I read my latest blog, talking about technology and our kids. If you have not yet and would like to listen to our FREE summit: The …

Ep 51 Talking about "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran

June 27th, 2018

7:14

In this episode, I read to you one of my favorite poems and one that resonates so much with me as a parent. After, I talk about its meaning. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do!

And if you have not yet done so, …

Ep 50 "Playground Politics"

June 26th, 2018

6:32

In this episode, I talk about a Facebook Live I did in my FREE facebook group where I brought on a group member and we talked through a challenge she was having with helping her daughter navigate the playground and …

Ep 49 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Insight Timer App

June 25th, 2018

5:57

In this episode, I review another one of my favorite meditation apps, Insight Timer. You can check out their app here - https://insighttimer.com/.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we …

Ep 48 Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to anxiety

June 22nd, 2018

9:26

In this episode, I share a story about how knowledge can empower you or your child when anxiety strikes. I hope it helps you! Check out my FREE resources for helping you with your anxious kiddos here -

Ep 47 How to use natural consequences to discipline your child

June 21st, 2018

10:57

In this episode, I read my blog from last week for those of you who are on the go and prefer to listen rather than read. This is part 3 of my series on discipline helping you to bring it all together. You can download …

Ep 46 Summer is coming! Are you ready?

June 20th, 2018

7:45

In this episode, I share some ideas and insights about how you can make this a successful summer with your kiddos!

And if you have not yet done so, …

Ep 45 A tip to reduce overwhelm when you feel it

June 19th, 2018

6:37

In this episode, I share a tip that helps me when a situation is making me feel overwhelmed. I hope it helps you, too! If you haven't yet checked it out, please pick up my free worksheet on a technique called Box …

Ep 44 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Headspace App!

June 18th, 2018

7:45

In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation apps - Headspace! Andy Puddicombe and the folks at Headspace just celebrated having ONE …

Ep 43 - The power of the pause when it comes to discipline

June 15th, 2018

7:23

In this episode, I take a tip and dig deeper, helping you to see how pausing can benefit you and your child TREMENDOUSLY when you are trying to transform the way you use discipline in your home. I hope it helps you! I …

Ep 42 How do YOU fit in to the art of discipline?

June 14th, 2018

9:20

In today's episode, I read my latest blog, part 2 in my discipline series, for those of you who prefer to listen on the go rather than sit down and read at the computer or on your phone. You can download part 2 of my …

Ep 41 Class presentation tips for your nervous kiddos

June 13th, 2018

7:56

I recorded this episode to share some tips that I gave to my daughter when she was prepping for and feeling nervous about her upcoming oral presentation for her class. I hope this helps those of you out there who have …

Ep 40 You only get one life - STOP putting it off!

June 12th, 2018

7:42

I recorded this episode after thinking about how many moms I've met who put off the things that feed their souls while they are busy raising their …

Ep 39 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Beach and the Wonders of Negative Ions

June 11th, 2018

5:42

I recorded this episode at the beach with my family. I explain why the beach is my happy and what negative ions have to do with it. Enjoy!

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all …

Ep 38 Teens are Terrific!

June 8th, 2018

9:37

I recorded this episode after an encounter I had with an adult who was lamenting teenagers. I think teens really are terrific and I had to share that …

Ep 37 Struggling with how to discipline your child?

June 7th, 2018

12:17

I'm trying something new in this episode. Here, I am going to read my latest blog on discipline. Some people like to consume content by reading, others by watching and still others by listening. So for those of you who …

Ep 36 The benefits of nature

June 6th, 2018

6:55

In this episode, I share some fun interactions we have had recently outside and talk about the benefits to being out in nature.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things …

Ep 35 - You can do it!

June 5th, 2018

5:49

I felt called in this episode to give you a bit of encouragement. We all are working so hard to achieve what is important to us. Sometimes it's a struggle and takes time and it can be easy to get discouraged. But I am …

Ep 34 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Energy Clearing Technique

June 4th, 2018

5:33

In this episode, I share with you an easy but powerful energy clearing technique that I learned from my yoga teacher. In case you need to see it to …

Ep 33 There are no shortcuts

June 1st, 2018

9:07

In this episode, I talk about committing to something and doing it even when we don't feel like it. This is necessary in parenting, and in life.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk …

Ep 32 Help! I need kid-friendly games on the iPad! Or do I?

May 31st, 2018

7:23

In this episode, I answer a mom who wrote to me asking for help entertaining her daughter while she brushed her hair in the mornings. Listen in as I answer her and how my suggestion worked for her!

And if you have not …

Ep 31 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 4

May 30th, 2018

8:21

In this episode, I share my final pillar of health. This one's a biggie and if you haven't listened to the prior three parts, go check them out as well!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -

Ep 30 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 3

May 29th, 2018

7:42

In this episode, I share my 3rd pillar of health in the hopes that it gives you some ideas and inspiration!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -

Ep 29 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation App Review

May 28th, 2018

4:54

In this episode, I share one of my favorite mindfulness apps for smartphones. It is called Simply Being. In this episode, I share how it works and …

Ep 28 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 2

May 25th, 2018

11:12

I continue this 4 part series by sharing my second pillar of health. I hope this helps you!

You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/

Ep 27 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 1

May 24th, 2018

9:38

I was inspired to share with you the 4 pillars of health that I came up with several years ago. In this episode, I talk about part 1. I hope you get …

Ep 26 It Takes a Village

May 23rd, 2018

8:23

This episode was inspired by a women's retreat called Rise Gathering that I spoke at this weekend. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here!

And if …

Ep 25 Triumphant Mom Moments - Mom Allows her Toddler to be a Scientist!

May 22nd, 2018

9:03

In this first edition of this new segment, I share a powerful Triumphant Mom Moment when a mom realized that she needed to truly see what her son …

Ep 24 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the Observer of Your Life

May 21st, 2018

9:35

In this episode, I explain how you can be both the participant and the observer of your life. When we do this, we allow ourselves the space to respond instead of react.

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE …

Ep 23 The wonder of this world - do you appreciate it?

May 18th, 2018

4:38

On my way home this evening, I was awestruck by what I heard in my back yard and I grabbed my phone to record this episode to share it with you. When was the last time you were awestruck and what were you awestruck …

Ep 22 Help! My son doesn't want to go to Tball practice!

May 17th, 2018

5:36

In this episode, I relate a conversation I had with a mom who was trying to move consciously through a challenge with her little boy. This mom did a fantastic job of supporting her son and I wanted to share her triumph …

Ep 21 Help! My child doesn't want to practice the violin!

May 16th, 2018

4:21

In this episode, I talk about a question I got from a mom whose daughter was resisting practicing the violin. In my discussion with this mom, …

Ep 20 A Powerful Word for your Parenting Vocabulary

May 15th, 2018

10:05

In this episode, I share a story about how a word helped me to navigate a frustrating situation with my son in a very smooth, productive manner. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!

And if you have not yet done …

Ep 19 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique

May 14th, 2018

11:06

In this episode I share a powerful technique that will help you learn to "mind your mind." I teach this to all of the parents I work with and I hope …

Ep 18 Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13th, 2018

6:21

I wanted to offer thoughts on this Mother’s Day to each of you listening. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or anything else. I hope my words here bring you comfort, joy and gratitude today.

And if you have not yet done …

Ep 17 What does an iceberg have to do with my child?

May 11th, 2018

8:38

In this episode, I share a very powerful tool - one of my favorite parenting tools of all time. I teach this to my coaching clients, I use it in all …

Ep 16 Teachers - give that challenging child a wink!

May 10th, 2018

5:59

This episode was inspired by a teacher who called in to Gary Vaynerchuk's podcast and asked how teachers can make an impact in the life of a student in today's world. I loved his answer so much that I wanted to share it …

Ep 15 Help! Another adult is correcting my child in a way I don't like!

May 9th, 2018

4:40

In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how to deal with another adult who is correcting her child in a way she is not comfortable with. I …

Ep 14 Help! My 14 year old is drifting away from me!

May 8th, 2018

8:12

In this episode, I help a mom to feel less stressed and anxious about her son pulling away from her a little bit. This is developmentally normal at …

Ep 13 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bedtime idea for your anxious kiddo

May 7th, 2018

4:41

In this episode, I share a bedtime practice I began with my daughter when her worries started weighing heavily on her when she was 8 years old. This …

Ep 12 Help! I'm being pulled in a million directions!

May 4th, 2018

7:49

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend and fellow mom about "The Myth of the Supermom." Is there anyone who …

Ep 11 The Power of our Village

May 3rd, 2018

5:00

A conversation I had with a mom yesterday inspired today's episode, where I talk about how important it is to reach out to our village when we are struggling. We are wired for connection and connect, we must!

And if you …

Ep 10 Help! My child is overly sensitive!

May 1st, 2018

8:10

In this episode, I share some common traits of highly sensitive people, also called empaths, from the amazing Dr. Judith Orloff, who can be found at

Ep 9 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It Takes A Village!

May 1st, 2018

5:40

This episode was inspired by two moms I met at my son’s beach volleyball tournament. Shout out to you guys - you know who you are! It does take a …

Ep 8 Help! How do I find time for me???

April 28th, 2018

5:25

I recorded this episode on a walk in the woods behind my house, which is one way that I recharge my batteries. In this episode, I answer a mom's question about how she can find time for herself with two little ones.

I …

Ep 7 Help! My child won't listen to me!

April 27th, 2018

10:01

In this episode, I answer another question emailed to me by a mom whose 6 year old son won't listen to her and she is very frustrated. I share one of …

Ep 6 Help! My Spouse and I are NOT on the Same Parenting Page!

April 25th, 2018

8:19

In this episode I share a response I gave to a mom who emailed me frustrated that she and her husband are not on the same parenting page. I realized that there are many, many parents feeling frustrated about this and …

Ep 5 What Qualities are you Instilling in your Young Athlete?

April 24th, 2018

6:43

This episode was inspired by watching my son's volleyball match against a team that was not nearly as talented as his team. I watched the …

Ep 4 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) - Box Breathing

April 23rd, 2018

6:06

Join me for my new segment called MOM (Mindfulness on Monday). In today's episode, I share a powerful tool called Box Breathing. Take a few moments …

Ep 3 The Power of Gratitude

April 22nd, 2018

9:59

Today I share the power of a gratitude practice and all the benefits you can experience from it. At the end, I offer you a challenge. Join me, won't you?

And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where …

Ep 2 MORE Ways to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

April 18th, 2018

18:48

In this episode, I share some powerful tools to help younger and older children manage their anxiety. I also explain common symptoms of anxiety and …

Ep 1 The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with your Child

April 13th, 2018

13:19

In this first episode of Powerful Parenting for Today's Child, I talk about how you can navigate and avoid power struggles with your child. I use a …

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