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Be Joyful: Get Creative with Joy Boards

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Creativity + Passions | 0 comments

Be Joyful: Get Creative with Joy Boards

Joy boards mean one thing at our house: Messy fun. Magazines scattered everywhere. Glue sticks. And tons of creative energy all around. This is what creating Joy Boards looks like at our house. Joy Boards are more commonly known as vision boards, but for young artists and creatives, it’s more fun to call them JOY boards — boards that just make you feel really happy when you look at them. The purpose for creating a Joy Board is really...

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Encouraging Girls to Love Themselves

Posted by on 7-07-15 in Featured, Health + Body Image | 0 comments

Encouraging Girls to Love Themselves

The other day we were driving down the road. My daughter got upset about a billboard promoting beauty by a local skin care doctor. “She’s covered in make up!” she said. “Why is that a problem?” I asked her. “Because you don’t have to wear make up to be beautiful,” she responded. I hid my fist pump from the driver’s seat and I said you are so, so right. Encouraging girls to love themselves is an ongoing process. Even...

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A Fun Game for Connecting with Tween Girls

Posted by on 6-06-15 in Featured, Parenting + Resources | 0 comments

A Fun Game for Connecting with Tween Girls

My daughter sits coloring on the couch. I’m on my laptop, getting some work done. “Ask me some “Would you Rather” questions,” she says, relaxed. It’s just her and me┬átoday as her sister is at drama camp. And we’ve played Would You Rather a hundred times. But today, it’s different. Today, I can use these questions to focus solely on her — something we can’t do much of when her twin sister is around. Like always, I start out...

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A Tried and True Parenting Toolbox for Tween Girls

Posted by on 6-06-15 in Featured, Parenting + Resources | 2 comments

A Tried and True Parenting Toolbox for Tween Girls

When my little girls were young, it wasn’t easy physically keeping up with them. As a solo mom most of the time, I was almost always outnumbered. However, play and games were almost always an easy distraction that could take away any tough moments. A little game of peek-a-boo or hide and seek cured everything. Then those same little girls grew up and became tweens and those baby games don’t work when a friend treats them poorly at school...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Daughter Today

Posted by on 6-06-15 in Featured, Parenting + Resources | 0 comments

5 Questions to Ask Your Daughter Today

Girls are so interesting. Sometimes it seems we hardly know who they are … before they change, again. At the end of a long, busy day, I often like to get some quiet time to sit and reflect on our day. What I would love to know, in those moments, are what we can all do better at tomorrow. The great thing about raising girls is that they really do love to talk. They love to share and they...

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