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.

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. 
 

How To Talk To Your Kids About Violence

How To Talk To Your Kids About Violence

AP DALLAS SHOOTINGS PROTEST DALLAS A USA TX“Mommy, Is a killer still on the loose?”

He hadn’t even had a chance to wipe the sleepiness from his gaze.  Yet fear was written all over his face.

My innocent child-awash in the violent reality that shattered our world overnight.

Drowning in fear and insecurity – he’s looking to me for answers.

Yet, I was grappling to gasp my own emotional breathe, my still-unprocessed grief and our new gut-wrenching reality we call our world.

How was I to answer his questions? What will I say to all my boys?

Here’s some tips for talking to your kids about violence.

The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

The Selfie Generation: Entitled or Empowered?

FACE IT: The Selfie Is Here To Stay.

It’s as ubiquitous as are cell phones.

And isn’t it funny that today is “NATIONAL SELFIE DAY”?!

We live in a world where everyone thinks ‘it’s all about me’ – and that is especially – and acutely accurate for our kids, dubbed, “The Selfie Generation”.

But how do you prevent your child from thinking THEY are the center of the universe?

Horror In Orlando: How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

“Momma, What Happened?!”

How To Talk To Your Kids About The News.

How To Empower Your Kids“Could someone shoot me, Momma?”

49 people are dead and more than 53 are wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in an Orlando club early Sunday morning. Another terror attack on US soil. Another needless hate crime.

I stall, wondering how to answer that question. If I’m shaken, unsure and can’t even process the reality as an adult, how can we possibly expect our children to? Much less, how do I answer their questions?

When the news is everywhere – your kids look to you for answers.

But what if you don’t have them?

Here’s what you do.

The Empowered Mom TV Debuts!

It’s been a thrilling, exciting and yes, empowering journey…and today a MAJOR step as THE EMPOWERED MOM TV debuts! And The Empowered Mom Family of Companies continues its growth. Check this out: So, yes, it’s just a bit of a tease – that’s why the video on my phone was blurry- you have to tune…

“Just A Mom”?? Screw That! Mom IS the Most Empowered!

“JUST a Mom?” “Oh, you don’t work?” If one more person would’ve said those phrases- I might seriously go all Italian on them! Going from a high-profile, public career as an anchor and reporter to having 3 babies within 21 months-(yes, a set of twins in that mix)-to caring for 3 infants was, let’s just…