Mother’s Day-The EMPOWERED Mom Way

Today is ‘officially’ Mother’s Day. But let’s get real. Every day is Mother’s Day. Meaning: every single day we mother, we are mothered, we are loving, we are loved, we are our children’s mothers, we have our own mothers, aunts, sisters, friends, mentors, and incredibly brilliant women in our lives that brilliantly impact our lives,…

Back-To-School Tips: Empower Your Kids For a Great School Year

Your kids are probably already into their first few days of Back-To-School. Or will be starting soon. Here’s must-have tips to empower your kids for a great school year!

To the school & teachers: I give you my children. Therefore, I give you my heart. You have them for most of the day. Will you please care for, encourage, guide, challenge and respect them? I entrust them to you. The teachers, coaches, administrators, leaders – you hold my heart within your care. And at this Back-To-School time, here’s the tips that you, as parents, must have to empower your kids.

Get The Most Out Of Summer. Things To Do Before Trading Summer Sun For School Bells

Make The Most Of These Last Days of Summer

Soon it’s trading Summer Sun for School Bells.

But here’s some ways to savor these last days of summer and making memories with your kids. And isn’t that what it’s all about? Time, fun and memories with your kids? Here’s what YOU can do to savor summer! Don’t miss out on THESE life-long memories in the making!

Back-To-School Time: The First Day of School Bittersweet Exhuberation…Tears and Triumph: Empowering Our Kids: Empowering Ourselves

It’s the eternal paradox of parenting. It’s Back-To-School time.  Are you triumphantly dancing at the freedom or are you grabbing your tissues for your tears?  No matter where you fit in that mix – here’s some perspective you won’t want to miss as you prepare yourself and your kids for the new school year.

 
At the end of the school year – you can’t wait for summer! But by the end of the summer – for me anyway, I’m glad my kids are still alive! 
 
But the new school year is always more than just that, it’s a new beginning.  A new school start..  The juxtaposition of “Thank GAWD they are back in school” and “Oh wait! You’re growing up so fast – too fast”.…. these bittersweet thoughts always smack you straight upside the head when the new school year rolls around. At least it does for me.
 
So as we get ready to start each new year…. and we watch our kids grow……  what we really see is our hearts walking down the hallway, new backpack and all….  walking one step further away from us….    All the while strengthening their roots…  but also one more step towards developing their wings to fly on their own.  No matter their age, or their grade: the trepidation is the same, the glances back from them – no words needed, because, while their words say, “Momma, we’re big and growing you know…” ; their hearts and eyes need no words to say, “Momma, Daddy, I’m kinda scared, kinda excited— and I’m trying to act like I don’t need you.”  
 
 My Precious Babies:  From my heart to yours – I am saying the same thing.  Here’s reminders to empower YOU and YOUR kids for this school year.