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7 [Hugely Impactful] Points to Consider as You Raise a Daughter
What kind of daughters are we raising?? With gushing pride over the gifts, abilities, and beauty of their girls, it seems parents can lose their heads when it comes to raising daughters. Here are 7 keys to consider as you...Read more
The Magnifying Mirror of Marriage
When someone next to you is shining brightly, it reveals what needs to change in you. Recently I’ve had a fresh glimpse of the good things in my man…this man I’ve lived with for nearly four decades. His quiet, unabashed...Read more
Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual – call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates…
5 Priceless Practices for Your Little Leader-in-the-Making
"It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results."—Warren Buffet Beware the pervasive weak parenting culture where everyone’s tip-toeing around the tulips, afraid of crushing little Johnny and Sally. Adults driven by this misguided philosophy seem unwilling...Read more
Listen to Your Mother. You Just Might Win an Oscar.
Yesterday evening a cluster of us gals gathered for some delicious happy hour fare at a local spot, planted ourselves under the big screen and enjoyed lots of laughs, chatter and frivolous critique as we watched the 90th Academy Awards...Read more
The Super Power Given to Every Father
“Dad is destiny. More than virtually any other factor, a biological father’s presence in the family will determine a child’s success and happiness.”*1 In 1995 when this quote appeared in a popular news magazine, 68 percent of black children and...Read more
Want to Build a Solid, Successful Kid? Here’s a Non-Negotiable…
We hear a lot about emotional intelligence these days. It’s defined as: ‘the ability to use and manage your emotions - your FEELINGS - in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, overcome challenges and diffuse conflict.’ This emotional strength...Read more
Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.
Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...Read more
House hunting?? Here are some upgrades to consider…
I’ve been looking at real estate. Eyeballing all sorts of houses boasting miles of rich wood flooring, grandiose fireplaces, and kitchens equipped for kings, but I’m reminded that a house is just sticks and bricks if it’s devoid of life...Read more