Have you heard Peggy O’Mara’s message, “The way we talk to our child becomes their inner voice.” The quote is viral on the parenting front.  When I first read this, I honestly thought, “Geez, another responsibility.”  I know that our words can’t be taken….
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Have you ever wished there was someone else who could answer all of the thousands of questions your child asks1 you each day?  The ones you don’t know the answer to.  Well, there is.  Her name is Alexa, and she can make a lot….
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Do you ever feel like you are constantly saying NO to your child? You know you have to set boundaries, but yet you want to stay connected, right?  This is happening in lots of households.  Now, for the good news.  You can and will….
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Have you ever had a moment where your child barely does something or says something and you POUNCE on the child as if they committed the ultimate misbehavior?  Only to think a few minutes later, “Wow!  I really overreacted.  Where did that come from?….
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Have you heard all the buzz on self-care and thought to yourself, “I don’t have time for all that?”  Have you read you can only love as much as you love yourself only to roll your eyes in response and think, “I love my….
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This 1 simple tip will not only help you to be a more grateful mom, but you will eventually be a happier human if you make it a permanent habit. When you read about triggers in the parenting space, whatever you’re reading is usually referring to….
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Do you experience your child asking you to do something a million times, and you have said, “YES,” every time?   I recently had an AHA moment about keeping my word with my child that made me realize I had some work to do!  Now,….
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If your child attends a school, then you will attend a parent-teacher conference at some point. As a matter of fact, effective communication between parent, teacher, and the student is a leading factor in the success of a child’s school experience.  As a teacher and….
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Welcome, I’m Shelly, BSEED, M.Ed, wife and mother of 2.

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