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How to Handle Tantrums

A Common Parenting Woe Question: My child has been starting to have tantrums.  Sometimes there’s a clear reason why, but other times there is not.  I realize she is still young, but I’m worried about her continually embracing this behavior as acceptable. Michelle Answers: Here are just a few words of understanding, and an idea […]

Keeping with Tradition, or Starting a New One

Remember the Love on Mothers’ Day While most women appreciate gifts of any kind, all women appreciate gifts that come straight from the heart with raw emotion and sentimentality. I have many women in my life that I completely respect, admire, and appreciate. They have wrapped their arms around me in prayer and love, and […]

A Positive Attitude Can Go a Long Way

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of high school students last week.  Wow!  It was incredible.  Afterward, I felt like I could literally do that everyday.  But if you knew me 3 years ago, you know that I probably would rather have been anywhere else, than presenting in front of a large […]

Get Your Baby Eating Right

More and more resources are popping up online, regarding the new hype of make-your-own baby food, as many parents, becoming more aware and weary of all the unhealthy additives and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being sneakily placed within our families’ diets, are looking for ways to raise their children more naturally.  Luckily, making your own […]

It’s the Little Things

Are you a working mom – a mom that works all day long and then comes home to screaming children, which only makes you feel more stressed?  Do you sometimes just wish that you could scream too, to let out your frustration?  Don’t worry – we all feel this way at times, whether we are […]

Building community with kids… and other adults too

Question: I keep hearing the term ‘building community,’ especially when it comes to parenting. What’s all the hype?  Michelle Answers: Great question! It’s true; finding a supportive, sustainable group of people you connect with is something that a lot of parents are looking to find – or create! – these days. People are social creatures, […]

Stop Stressing!

Why Stressful Parents, Equals Stressful Babies Babies may be too small to understand, but they are very sensitive to their parents’ emotions and moods. Therefore, stressful parents often create stressful babies. And although our children may sometimes be the cause of our stress, by displaying these emotions outwardly in their presence, we will only be […]