On February 15, 1986, Billy Ocean’s “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts. Appropriate, since that was around the time that Oklahoma was really feeling the effects of the oil boom bust. Times got tough financially. So therefore, we had to get tougher as a … Read more
Category: Strengthen Relationships
“Get an elf!” They said. “It will be fun!” They said.
I’ll be honest. By now, I thought we would be rid of the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our home. It’s been six long years. I didn’t expect our relationship to last this long. Yes, we started off strong. At first, it was … Read more
I will never forget my daughter’s first t-ball game. I was so excited for her to learn a new sport. Turns out, t-ball wasn’t her jam. But I’m glad we tried it, because t-ball taught me how to be a better sports parent.
I would watch her hanging out in right field, twirling in lazy … Read more
It’s “Back to School” time. Are you ready?
Last Friday night we attended the Back-to-School meeting to learn about what to expect for the upcoming year. While I love our school and I am very happy with the teachers, I still don’t have my head around the fact that school starts on Tuesday.
Based on … Read more
There is a life lesson I want you to learn, sooner rather than later. Live big. Don’t lose your sparkle. Live life to the fullest.
I mean really live it.
You have a Sparkly side. Don’t lose it.
I Lost My Sparkle
A while back, I misplaced my sparkly-fun side. I lost a part of … Read more
Inside: Your family time together isn’t going as planned. Now what?
Have you ever planned a family outing or event with great excitement, only to have it fall flat?
What do you do when your family time doesn’t stand up to your “perfect” expectations? How do you deal with frustration when your child isn’t interested … Read more