Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

Powerful Parenting for Today's Kids

erin-taylor.com
Welcome to Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids - a podcast to help stressed and overwhelmed parents end struggles with disrespect, power struggles tantrums, social media, anxiety, sensory issues, sports & more with their children! Do you long to understand, connect and communicate better with your child? You’ve come to the right place! Erin is a Mom, Entrepreneur, Certified Parent Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and Motivational Speaker. Please send your parenting questions to erin@erin-taylor.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support


501 Helping our kids to grieve
May 29 • 24 min
This quarantine is causing our kids to miss out on an awful lot, especially our seniors. Listen in as I talk about the five stages of grief and how can help our children to grieve during this time, or anytime. ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
500 Parenting is sometimes like stepping on thin ice
May 25 • 20 min
Did you ever have that experience where you have an interaction with your child, it completely blows up and you find yourself wondering how this minor situation got so bad? In this video, I talk about how similar that situation is to when you take a step…
499 Why teens are awesome!
May 22 • 19 min
I dedicate this episode in honor of my youngest son’s birthday, which made us officially the parents of three teens! In this show, I talk about all the reasons why teens are awesome, why parents should not fear them, and how they can connect with them…
498 Finding patience during this quarantine
May 20 • 9 min
In today’s show, I talk about what it takes for you to find patience with your children, especially during quarantine. But this also applies during any time. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
497 What does life look like on the other side of this quarantine?
May 18 • 18 min
In today’s show, I talk about what life can look like as we emerge from this global quarantine. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Get your copy of my book here -…
496 Celebrating a birthday, COVID style
May 15 • 14 min
In this episode, I share how we celebrated my niece’s 21st birthday in style, COVID style. This really shows that we can still enjoy our lives, even under quarantine. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
495 What to do when our kids are grouchy
May 13 • 20 min
In today’s show, I talk about what to do when our kids are grouchy and how we can help not only them, but ourselves in that moment. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
494 Feedback from day one of our Revolutionizing Parenthood conference
May 11 • 11 min
In today’s video, I share with you some of the early feedback we have gotten on our Revolutionizing Parenthood 2020 conference. If you have not yet done so, I hope you will join us! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
493 Helping our kids adjust to remote learning
May 8 • 19 min
In this video, I talk about how we can help our kids to adjust to and manage remotes schooling during quarantine. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Get your copy of…
492 Managing our time during this quarantine
May 6 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk about managing our time during this quarantine. ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Get your copy of my book here - https://amzn.to/2LFw3l0 Join my…
491 Managing expectations during this time
May 4 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to manage expectations realistically, especially during this quarantine. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Get…
490 The #1 thing you must do in this quarantine
May 1 • 21 min
In this video, I talk about how vital self-care is, especially during this quarantine. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Get your copy of my book here -…
489 How can you motivate your child during this quarantine?
Apr 29 • 18 min
In today’s episode, I talk about how you can motivate your child during this quarantine. But before we talk about that, we have to talk about what motivation is and the different types of motivation there are. This may help a lot of you whose kids are…
488 Making the most of this time in quarantine while also being in total surrender
Apr 28 • 21 min
In today’s episode, I talk about how our evening went last night. (Hint: it was BEAUTIFUL). There are so many opportunities in this quarantine. Let’s take advantage of them! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
487 Finding ways to fill in the blanks for our children that have been left with this pandemic
Apr 27 • 23 min
In today’s episode, I talk about some of the things I realized about how I can support my daughter through the challenges of this pandemic, and I hope it gives you some good ideas, too! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
486 Helping our children through the challenges of this pandemic
Apr 24 • 20 min
In today’s webinar, I talk about some of the challenges my 15 year old is having and how I am helping her through them. This quarantine it difficult for sure, and it is more important than ever that we are compassionate with ourselves and our children.…
485 Making the most of quarantine from a 15-year-old
Apr 23 • 23 min
In today’s episode, I was thrilled to be joined by my daughter Faith. We talked about what it’s been like for her living through this quarantine and how she is making the most of it. She also shares some great ideas of how she is “busting her boredom.”…
484 Creating “different” Easter memories this year
Apr 21 • 25 min
In today’s webinar, I talk about how we made different memories this Easter than we normally would have, but it was just as fun! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1 Register…
483 How we can take advantage of this time to create a new, better normal?
Apr 20 • 66 min
In this episode, I talk with our Revolutionizing Parenthood facilitator, Jennifer Ozgur about how this event came to be, how we pivoted to respond to the coronavirus, and what I hope parents will get out of this conference and quarantine. Registration is…
482 Watching the world move collectively through this global experience…together
Apr 17 • 27 min
In today’s webinar, I talk about how some of the changes we are making around our house during this time at home, as well as the way we are moving collectively through the phases of this quarantine. This week it’s all about giving haircuts! ► Subscribe to…
481 Now is a great time to take a good, hard look at ALL of your finances
Apr 16 • 11 min
In this webinar, I talk about how beneficial it is to look at your finances and get them in the best shape possible through this pandemic. Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
480 Finding the blessings in this pandemic
Apr 14 • 22 min
In today’s show (webinar), Jay and I talk about the hidden blessings we have found in this pandemic inside of our four walls. Join us! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFMYuRYxQS6LR10bqneIOA?sub_confirmation=1…
478 Helping our older teens through this pandemic with Claire Cetti
Apr 9 • 32 min
My good friend Claire Cetti and I had a fabulous and informative discussion about how we can best parent our older teens through this pandemic where their freedoms are restricted, their plans are cancelled and life is completely upended. The most…
477 How high schoolers and college students can make the most of this pandemic with Kyle Grappone
Apr 7 • 17 min
In today’s podcast, I chat with my good friend Kyle Grappone about how high schoolers and college students can capitalize on this time being home with a lightened schedule to prepare for their future. Join us! You can learn more about Kyle at…
475 Parenting special or extra needs kids through this pandemic with Juliet Marciano
Apr 3 • 23 min
In this video, I talk with my good friend Juliet Marciano about how parents of special needs kids can navigate this pandemic, which is challenging for all o us, but can be even more so for parents of special or extra needs kids. Join us! You can learn…
474 How can “allergy moms” cope during this pandemic? with Stacey Pinilis
Apr 2 • 13 min
In today’s interview, I chat with my good friend Stacey Pinilis, LCSW about how “allergy moms” can get through this pandemic where people are panic-buying at the grocery store and their kids need to avoid certain foods. Stacey offers such comfort and a…
473 Helping our twice exceptional children adjust to this “new normal” with Sheryl Stoller
Mar 31 • 27 min
In today’s episode, I talk with my good friend Sheryl Stoller about helping our twice exceptional children move through this pandemic - helping kids who feel things more intensely, have sensory challenges, think more grandly and/or have other learning…
472 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Moving consciously through this pandemic with Natalie Tellish
Mar 30 • 15 min
In today’s MOM episode, I loved chatting with Natalie Tellish, a conscious parenting coach who had such wisdom to share with us. She offered two REALLY valuable tips to use, especially during this challenging time, but also just every day of life. Join…
471 Surviving as a working parent, especially during this pandemic with Kacey Hartung
Mar 27 • 19 min
In today’s episode, I talk with Kacey Hartung about how to manage being a working parent, and one who is most likely working at home with children at home too during this global pandemic and how we can survive. Join us! And learn more about Kacey’s work…
470 Parenting collaboratively through this pandemic with Maria Sanders
Mar 26 • 23 min
In this video, my good friend Maria Sanders and I talk about how parents can work collaboratively with their children, especially during this pandemic that we are living through. Join us! You can learn more about Maria at www.mariasandersparentcoach.com.…
469 Remembering to play with your young children with Georgia DeClark
Mar 24 • 15 min
In this episode, I talk with my good friend, Georgia DeClark, a parent coach, preschool teacher and director about how we can remember to play with our young children, especially during this challenging time we are living in. Join us! You can connect with…
468 Mindfulness on Monday MOM Transitioning into motherhood during this pandemic
Mar 23 • 17 min
In this MOM episode, Karen Assaf and I talk about how to transition into motherhood, particularly during this coronavirus pandemic. Join us! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
467 Building mental and emotional wellbeing in children ages 4-10 with Wade Bergner and Isabella Lambauer
Mar 20 • 15 min
Today I interviewed Wade Bergner and Isabella Lambauer, co-founders of Real U Academy. They have created a program to increase the mental and emotional wellbeing of children ages 4-10. Join us! You can learn more about their work at…
466 Fun self-care for parents with Aparna Venkataraman
Mar 19 • 21 min
In today’s episode, I talk with Aparna Venkataraman about how parents can take care of themselves while doing the most important job on earth - parenting their children. Join us! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
465 Effective tips for co-parenting through separation/divorce with Cheryl Polsky
Mar 17 • 17 min
In today’s episode, I talk with Cheryl Polsky about how parents can effectively co-parent through divorce and separation. This information is valuable for all parents, actually! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
464 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How not to yell at our children with Janet Philbin
Mar 16 • 20 min
In this episode, Janet Philbin talks to me about how not to yell at our children, which I believe every parent has done at least once. Join us for a fascinating discussion and if you want to find out about Janet’s work, you can do so here -…
463 Understanding power struggles with Tia Fagan
Mar 13 • 18 min
In today’s episode, I talk with my good friend Tia Fagan about understanding the power struggles we find ourselves in with our children, as well as what to do about it once we recognize it. Tia will also be speaking at our Revolutionizing Parenthood…
462 Growing through challenging times with Barbara Vercruysse
Mar 12 • 22 min
In today’s episode, I talk with my friend Barbara Vercruysse who is a life and growth coach about growing through challenging times. Barbara should know, as she survived a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Barbara will also be speaking at our upcoming…
461 Can you care for yourself and bring your child along too? With Tara Murphy
Mar 10 • 26 min
Today I chat with my new friend, Tara Murphy who is the owner of Primp and Play, who is sponsoring our Revolutionizing Parenthood event this April. Tara talks with us about the incredible model that she has created to encourage moms to care for themselves…
460 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Mindful self-compassion with Amanda Votto
Mar 9 • 18 min
In today’s show, I talk with my good friend and mindfulness teacher, Amanda Votto about how we can cultivate mindful self-compassion. Amanda will be speaking at our upcoming Revolutionizing Parenthood conference if you’d like to join her and us! ►…
459 Happy birthday in Heaven, Sydney
Mar 6 • 43 min
Today’s throwback to episode27 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, was recorded on Sydney’s actual 17th birthday. Jay and I looked back over our lives since she was born and the impact that she made on each of us. We were not incredibly emotional during…
458 Lessons I learned from the death of my daughter
Mar 5 • 31 min
This Sunday, my daughter Sydney would turn 19. In today’s episode, I reflect on the powerful life lessons I learned from not only surviving her death, but from thriving as a result of the gift of her in my life. I hope you will join me and find some…
457 Not reacting when our teens mess up with Louise Clarke
Mar 3 • 27 min
In today’s episode, I talk with my good friend Louise Clarke about parenting teens. She should know, as she is parenting three of them currently! Louise shared a powerful story of a time when her son used poor judgment that she could have overreacted…
456 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) What’s the most important thing when you get busy?
Mar 2 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about the very most important thing that you cannot let fall off your To Do List when you get busy. Curious what it is? Join me! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
455 Becoming an “influencer” in our child’s life with Steve Robertson
Feb 28 • 47 min
Today I chatted with Gen Z expert Steve Robertson about the uniqueness of this generation and how we can work WITH their innate abilities rather than fight AGAINST them. This illuminating conversation covers topics such as how we can become an influencer…
454 Opposites are necessary in parenting
Feb 27 • 9 min
In today’s episode, we look at verse 36 of The Parents Tao te Ching. We may want our child to be one way, but they cannot be that way without understanding its opposite. Confused? Join me to hear more! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
453 Do you want to revolutionize parenthood with me?
Feb 25 • 14 min
In today’s episode, I share with you the back story of how Revolutionizing Parenthood came to be, as well as all the exciting things we have planned! If you would like to join us, when you visit https://revolutionizingparenthood.com/ and enter PODCAST25…
452 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care when times get busy!
Feb 24 • 8 min
I am finding myself feeling busier and busier getting ready for our conference, which happens exactly two months from today! How do we keep ourselves well cared-for when times get busy? Join me to find out! ► Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:…
451 Should we introduce our kids to our passion?
Feb 21 • 35 min
In this throwback to episode 30 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about introducing our kids to our passions and whether that is a good idea and if so, how to go about it. We hope we give you some good food for thought in this episode, and we…
450 Embrace the ordinary
Feb 20 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 35 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Can we embrace the ordinary instead of constantly striving for the extraordinary as society encourages us to do? When we only focus on the extraordinary, we miss out on most of our…
449 Should you have the password to your teenager’s phone?
Feb 18 • 19 min
Today, I am reposting episode 193. This has been the most downloaded episode of my almost 450 so far! This is an important topic and I want to make sure no one misses it. In this episode, I answer a parent’s question about whether she should have her…
448 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Checking in with yourself to make sure you are on track
Feb 17 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I talk about how easy it is to veer off track and how important it is to regularly check in with yourself to help you to make micro adjustments in order to avoid finding yourself waaaaay off track. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored…
447 Find your TRIBE!
Feb 14 • 26 min
In this throwback to episode 29 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how important it is to build your tribe in whatever it is you do. It is valuable to find like-minded people doing similar work in the world. This gives you people to…
446 Can you love your child without controlling them?
Feb 13 • 8 min
In today’s episode, we review verse 34 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
445 What do you do when you are “stuck” as a parent?
Feb 11 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share an epiphany one of my client’s came to when she was stuck with her children. I hope this helps you when you feel stuck too! Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
444 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How fear can make us less mindful
Feb 10 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about fear, especially when it comes to parenting, and how it can rob us of the mindfulness that is so vital to building a healthy connection with our children. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
443 Should girls and boys teams compete against each other?
Feb 7 • 42 min
I finally managed to catch Jay long enough to record a new episode with him! Today, we talk about whether boys and girls teams should play each other in competition. Our son’s team played a girls’ team last weekend in soccer and it was, well….listen in to…
442 What do you REALLY need to know as a parent?
Feb 6 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 33 of The Parents Tao te Ching. You may be surprised by what you really need to know as a parent. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
441 Thoughts on the JLo/Shakira half-time show
Feb 4 • 13 min
There has been lots of talk this week about the half-time show during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Tune in to hear my thoughts, and see if you agree or disagree! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
440 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) In honor of Kobe Bryant
Feb 3 • 9 min
In today’s Mindfulness on Monday episode, I wanted to speak to something good we can all take away from Kobe’s tragic and untimely death. Join me and get inspired. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
439 How do you fit things in when your life is so full?
Jan 31 • 13 min
In this throwback to episode 28 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about finding time to fit things in when your life is full. It can be challenging, but it is vitally important to make sure you make time for the things and people who really…
438 Do rules give your child life?
Jan 30 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 32 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
437 Some memorization study tips to help your child!
Jan 28 • 19 min
I have been helping my daughter memorize things for tests and presentations for years. Today, I wanted to share some of the tips and techniques I have taught her that have helped her to get nearly 100% every single time! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
436 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It helps to let people know you are struggling
Jan 27 • 8 min
In this MOM episode, I talk about how my week went last week with two kids home with the flu and how I decided later in the week to navigate it to help myself. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
435 Can you view the flu as a gift?
Jan 21 • 7 min
The flu is running through my home right now and today, I talk about how you can reframe illnesses when they stop by for a visit. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
434 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A simple technique to relax
Jan 20 • 8 min
This year has not exactly started off with the bang of enthusiasm that I was feeling at the end of last year. I don’t know if you have experienced the same thing, but today, I offer something that benefits me as much as I hope it benefits you. Join me! —-…
433 Get up and MOVE!
Jan 17 • 23 min
In this throwback to episode 26 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about the value of moving our bodies and caring for ourselves. The more full your life gets, the easier it is to let fitness go out the window. But that is the last thing we should…
432 Your children are not your enemies
Jan 16 • 8 min
In today’s episode, we talk about verse 31 of The Parents Tao te Ching. My favorite line of this verse is “Weapons of mass destruction are no longer needed. Curious? Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
431 Should you post your child’s college acceptance letters on social media?
Jan 14 • 17 min
Trigger warning: this episode may stir up some uncomfortable feelings for you, or maybe not! I was inspired to record this episode after learning of something troubling. Please join me in this very important conversation. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
430 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How is 2020 going for you so far?
Jan 13 • 5 min
In today’s episode, I wanted to follow up on something I talked about last week in episode 426 - join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
429 Can a broken hot water heater make your life BETTER?
Jan 10 • 30 min
In today’s throwback to episode 25 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about our broken hot water heater and how we used it to bring huge amounts of gratitude into our lives and how you can too! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
428 Can you relinquish even a little bit of control?
Jan 9 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about verse 30 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This is a good one - join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
427 Do routines bring you comfort?
Jan 7 • 9 min
In this episode, I share with you my joy at returning to a routine after the fun of the holiday season. Do you feel the same? Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
426 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Seeing clearly in 2020
Jan 6 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I talk about seeing clearly in 2020 and how that can help you in all aspects of your life. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
425 Welcome to 2020!!!!
Jan 3 • 14 min
In this episode, I share why the beginning of this new year has been a …. “slow start” for me. I also share one of my exciting announcements for you for 2020! Tune in to this episode and visit https://www.erin-taylor.com/new-year-new-you-for-moms-in-2020/…
424 Helping siblings to work together
Dec 31, 2019 • 6 min
This holiday season, I had my three kids go out Christmas shopping together to get family gifts, and it was a great success! Tune in to find out how I helped to create a bonding time for them! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
423 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bit of serenity for you
Dec 30, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some calming self-care with you. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
421 Your child is the very energy of the Universe
Dec 27, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, we look at verse 29 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about the true nature of your child, and how you can best honor them. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
420 What it looks like to truly see, hear and value your child
Dec 26, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, I share a story that happened with my younger son where things did not go as he had planned due to a miscommunication. He was angry about the turn of events. I share with you how I helped him to navigate this situation in a way that…
419 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A quick way to actually ENJOY this holiday season
Dec 23, 2019 • 6 min
We are in the final stretch of the holiday season, and I’m guessing you might today’s reminder more than ever. Join me! And please consider joining us for our conference, Revolutionizing Parenthood, being held April 24-25, 2020. My podcast listeners can…
418 Reliving a wonderful Superbowl memory
Dec 20, 2019 • 50 min
In today’s episode, we throwback to episode 24 of Maximizing Life in the Middle where Jay and I relived the Eagles’ Superbowl victory. Given that the Eagles are not yet out of the running, maybe we can repeat last year’s win???? And please consider…
417 Dancing with life
Dec 19, 2019 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 28 of The Parents Tao te Ching. I also reference Dr. Shefali’s teachings about playing with the form of life and how to not take it so seriously and to see it for what it is. Join me! And please consider joining us…
416 Soothing our inner child to help us to parent better
Dec 17, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a breakthrough one of my clients had in a recent session and how powerfully it allowed her to parent her children with deeper connection. Join me! And please consider joining us for our conference, Revolutionizing Parenthood,…
415 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A moment of peace for you
Dec 16, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I offer you a guided relaxation exercise to help calm you in the midst of this busy holiday season and really, any time of year. I hope you enjoy it! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
414 Fan the spark of your child’s curiosity
Dec 12, 2019 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 27 of The Parents Tao te Ching, and how important it is for us to fan the spark of our chid’s curiosity and learning. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
413 - A beautiful example of compassion breaking down barriers
Dec 10, 2019 • 15 min
In today’s episode, I share an article I was very moved by this weekend. I hope you are too! And here is the link to the original article I am referencing -…
412 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Just say no!
Dec 9, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode, I talk about moving through this holiday season without falling apart and how you can accomplish this. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
406 Pursuing your dreams, part 2
Dec 6, 2019 • 40 min
This episode is being posted out of order (yikes!) because we did not get a chance to record it when I had planned to. Either way, join Jay and I as we discuss the process and benefit of pursuing your soul’s calling. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
411 Become the student of your child
Dec 5, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about verse 26 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Can we become the students and allow our children to be our teachers? Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
410 The power of really seeing our children as they are
Dec 3, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I talk about a development that occurred yesterday in my family and how I moved through it with my son. If I had not been able to truly “see” him, it would not have gone as well as it did. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
409 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Thanksgiving recap!
Dec 2, 2019 • 8 min
Join me on this Mindful Monday as I talk about the Thanksgiving weekend and how we can take a precious part of it into this holiday season! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
408 A GRATITUDE practice for you this Thanksgiving!
Nov 28, 2019 • 16 min
In today’s episode, I take you through my gratitude practice so that you can see how far-reaching and delicious it can be. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
407 Talking youth sports with John O’Sullivan!
Nov 26, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, I am thrilled to chat again with my good friend, John O’Sullivan about his upcoming book, Every Moment Matters: How the world’s best coach inspire their athletes and build championship teams. Here is John’s website where you can purchase…
405 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How do you want to spend the next two months?
Nov 25, 2019 • 9 min
I am going to be talking about how to move mindfully through this holiday season all during this holiday season. Join me for today’s thoughts! And here is the link to the article I wrote on LinkedIn about this very topic!…
404 Can you see the true magnificence of your child?
Nov 21, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, we look at verse 25 of The Parents Tao te Ching, which is so timely for this upcoming holiday season. Join me for some inspiration! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
403 Connecting with your kids in the kitchen with Katie Kimball
Nov 20, 2019 • 23 min
I loved chatting with Katie Kimball in today’s interview. She is FULL of ideas on how we can connect with our kids in the kitchen. In this episode, we talk about all the different life lessons kids can learn in the kitchen. Here is Katie’s website if…
402 You can still up-level even when you work hard to parent well
Nov 19, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I share a story that happened between me and my daughter and how surprised I was at what I needed to do as a result. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
401 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) JOYFULLY experiencing this holiday season
Nov 18, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I encourage you to re-evaluate all that you will do over the next two months. There IS a way to make this time of year wonderful and joyful, and in this episode, I share some of the ways you can do just that. Join me! —- This episode is…
400 Pursuing your dreams, part 1
Nov 15, 2019 • 16 min
In today’s episode, I have a special guest with me - my husband! This is actually a live conversation we recorded, and it’s been several months, so we were really excited to share this update with you. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
399 Agendas - yours or theirs?
Nov 14, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode, we look at verse 24 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about whether we are raising children with our own agendas and whether that is actually helping them. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
398 Why negotiating can be a good thing
Nov 12, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about why you should give serious consideration to negotiating with your child, as there may be hidden benefits you never even considered. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
397 No mixed messages
Nov 7, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I look at verse 23 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it looks at how we can avoid sending our children mixed messages and instead truly lean into who we are so that we can be the best role models for them. Join me! —- This episode is…
396 Become INDISTRACTABLE with Nir Eyal
Nov 5, 2019 • 44 min
I am super-excited to share with you today’s episode, where I interviewed Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable. I only promote books that I personally have read and loved and this one is no exception! Nir and I talk about some really vital topics in this…
395 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) When we get overwhelmed and overstressed
Nov 4, 2019 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share with you how I have recently veered off my path of mindfulness and self-care and the realizations I made along the way. I hope this inspires you to look at what you might need to do to care for your self. Join me! —- This…
394 - Snow days - love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Nov 1, 2019 • 15 min
In this throwback to episode 23 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about snow days and how to manage them successfully when you have kiddos. I also share one of my words for 2018 - FUN - and why I chose it! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
393 Your greatest legacy
Oct 31, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, we look at verse 22 of The Parents Tao te Ching. You don’t have to hide your mistakes, failures and mess-ups from your kids. In fact, they may be the most important thing you show them. Join me to learn more! —- This episode is…
392 You are a bigger influence than you think
Oct 29, 2019 • 7 min
I often work with parents who are trying to be such a big influence in their children’s lives. But when the desire to be an influence comes from a place of fear and unworthiness, it causes inevitable tension and power struggles between parent and child.…
391 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Give yourself a pat on the back
Oct 28, 2019 • 4 min
This episode is for all the moms out there. Too often, I hear moms beating themselves up for times when they fall short, and don’t meet their own expectations. Moms - today, instead of lamenting all the times you messed up, I want you to take a moment to…
390 Checking in on my way to LA!
Oct 18, 2019 • 2 min
This week has been quite busy for me, with two airplane trips to different cities. I wanted to pop in and say Hi to you all while I am sitting in the airport waiting for my next flight to LA. Join me! —- Support this podcast:…
389 Raising our kids to be kind
Oct 15, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about something beautiful I witnessed at my son’s soccer game this weekend. It illustrates what REALLY matters. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
387 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?
Oct 14, 2019 • 8 min
How are you showing up in your life? In this MOM episode, I talk about why it is important for you to look at how you do. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
386 The hidden mystery of your child’s being
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I reviewed verse 21 of The Parents Tao te Ching, The Hidden Mystery of Their Being. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
385 Is your child anxious? Check this out!
Oct 8, 2019 • 6 min
I am VERY excited to announce to you that my new course, Destination Peace is live! Tune in to hear more about it and find out if it might help YOU! You can also visit this link to find out more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
384 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the observer of your life
Oct 7, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about how you can be not only the participant, but the observer in your life. Curious about how? Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
383 Maximize by minimizing!
Oct 4, 2019 • 28 min
In this throwback to episode 22 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talked about the power of decluttering to help clear out your physical and mental space to achieve your goals and dreams. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
382 Model honesty for your children
Oct 3, 2019 • 8 min
Today, we look at verse 20 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
381 Surviving in the midst of chaos!
Oct 2, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, I share my last two days and why I have not had time to create episodes for the last two days. Sometimes, life gets like that, right? Some of the chaos we can reduce, but there is no way to completely eliminate it. Life happens, right?…
380 A new plan for a new year
Sep 27, 2019 • 33 min
This episode is a throwback to episode 21 of Maximizing Life in the Middle. Even though this is a little bit early, the new year is a great time to re-evaluate where you are and where you are going. This year, we decided to try a different approach to…
379 Do you see what’s inside your child’s heart?
Sep 26, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, we review verse 19 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
378 Children can be SO different - can we see it?
Sep 25, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story about how two of my children are vastly different and what that requires of me to be able to meet them where they are. I hope this gives you some ideas in your own parenting! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
377 The power of surrender as a parent
Sep 24, 2019 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share a triumphant moment one of my colleagues had with her toddler. She made a HUGE realization in the moment, shifted and realized remarkable results. Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
376 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding joy in the stress and chaos
Sep 23, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I share how we moved through a very hectic week last week. I hope that you find some nuggets of wisdom in here to help you through your challenging, stressful times! Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
375 Do you know your child’s natural virtues?
Sep 19, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, we review verse 19 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This is an important reminder, so please join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
374 How does your child keep track of their schedule in school?
Sep 18, 2019 • 10 min
Our school did away with agendas this school year. In today’s episode, I talk about my thoughts regarding how my son will manage his schedule and his due dates now. Join me, and if you have something that works in your school, I’d love to hear about it!…
373 The FIRST step you can take to help your anxious child
Sep 17, 2019 • 8 min
Raising a child who is anxious is a challenge to be sure. In this episode, I share the very first step you can and must take in order to help your child. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
372 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the observer of your life
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I talk about this one concept that can be extremely powerful to reducing your triggers, or at least reducing acting on your triggers. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
371 Holidays and Triggers
Sep 13, 2019 • 26 min
In this throwback to episode 20 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talked about the upcoming holidays and being triggered and how they both tie together. To continue the holiday traditions or not? THAT is the question… or is it? Listen to find out! —-…
370 Why punishments and rewards don’t work long-term
Sep 12, 2019 • 11 min
Today, we look at verse 17 of The Parents Tao te Ching, where it talks about how we should respond when our child fails or makes a poor choice. This is one of my favorite topics - join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
369 What your children REALLY need from you
Sep 11, 2019 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I share another excerpt from Kate Northrop’s wonderful book Do Less, where she talks about an experience she had as a young mom. We can all learn from this story. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
368 Are you willing to accept help?
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share an excerpt from the fabulous Kate Northrop’s new book, Do Less. This one concept is vital to being the kind of parent you want to be. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
367 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A great technique to keep in your back pocket!
Sep 9, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, I share a powerful, tiny technique you can keep in your back pocket to calm and center yourself whenever you need it. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
365 Empty yourself of worries
Sep 5, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 16 of The Parents Tao te Ching. How does worrying help you? In short, it doesn’t. Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
364 Combatting anxiety-based thoughts
Sep 4, 2019 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share a technique to help your child confront and neutralize their anxiety-based thoughts. This might be helpful for you, too! Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
363 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Paying tribute to the “labor” of parents
Sep 2, 2019 • 5 min
In this Mindfulness on Monday Labor Day episode, I pay tribute to the labor that parents expend in the most important job on the planet, raising the next generation. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
362 Leveling up in life
Aug 31, 2019 • 25 min
In this throwback to episode 19 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how the cyclical nature of being a creative person. There are times when we are called to create and produce, and there are times when we are called to learn and grow so that…
361 Be alert and mindful
Aug 30, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 15 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Are you ready to shift gears in a moment? Tune in to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
360 The stress we pass down
Aug 28, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about one very important thing you must do if your child is anxious, stressed and/or displaying “undesirable” behaviors. Join me to find out what it is! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
359 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Greeting this school year with joyful anticipation
Aug 26, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, I share with you how you can approach this new school year and get it started on the right foot with a tiny shift in your approach to it. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
358 Giving thanks
Aug 23, 2019 • 22 min
In this throwback to episode 18 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about the things we are thankful for, in our lives as well as in our “podcast” world. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
357 Where are they from?
Aug 22, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I talk about verse 14 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Where are our children from? And what is our ultimate responsibility as parents? Join me to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
356 Grieving the closing of childhood chapters to welcome the new ones
Aug 21, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I share the grieving process I went through over the past week as we attended a going-away dinner for my son’s friends who are all leaving for college. I hope you find something valuable in here! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
355 Are you driving the speed limit in your life?
Aug 20, 2019 • 9 min
Are you driving the appropriate speed limit for a parent? Join me in today’s episode to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
354 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making the most of what’s left of this summer
Aug 19, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I encourage you to find ways to make the most of what’s left of this summer. Join me, won’t you? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
353 The trouble with youth sports, part 2
Aug 16, 2019 • 52 min
In this throwback to episode 17 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we come back to finish talking about a particularly aggressive soccer game that our son was involved in recently. Jay wanted to ponder what might be going on in the minds of the coaches,…
352 Are you afraid of your child failing?
Aug 15, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, we review verse 13 of The Parents Tao te Ching, Fear of Failure. Hopefully, you will get some useful nuggets out of this one! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
351 Finding the good in childhood transitions
Aug 14, 2019 • 13 min
Today’s episode was inspired by the Back-to-School season we are entering. This is a big time of change for kids every year and here, I share my thoughts on how we can make the most of it. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
350 Reframing nervousness to something more productive
Aug 13, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I share a technique that I learned from the book I am currently reading, High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. My daughter was nervous about the start of tryouts for the high school volleyball team which she hopes to make. This…
349 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A technique to ground yourself when you are anxious
Aug 12, 2019 • 5 min
In today’s MOM episode, I share a technique you can use yourself when you are anxious, or with your child when they are anxious. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
347 In order to create a quiet place for your child, you must do THIS first
Aug 8, 2019 • 9 min
How can you create a quiet place for your child? Tune in to today’s episode to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
346 The 2 things you MUST consider when getting your kids ready to go back to school
Aug 7, 2019 • 7 min
Everyone is thinking about pencils and backpacks this time of year, but I have two things that are even more important for you to consider when you help to prepare your child for this new school year. Tune in to find out what they are! —- This episode is…
345 Is it normal for your teen to spend so much time alone in their room?
Aug 6, 2019 • 10 min
I know I used to wonder this very thing myself. Today’s episode was inspired by my own teenagers and an article I read in Grown and Flown talking about this very subject! Tune in if you’ve got a teen at home who likes to be alone! —- This episode is…
344 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) All about our Vagus Nerve!
Aug 5, 2019 • 6 min
In this MOM episode, I share all about our Vagus Nerve and how important it is in helping us to calm down. Join me to calm your Vagus Nerve! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
343 The problem with youth sports, part 1
Aug 2, 2019 • 35 min
In this throwback to episode 16 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about a game that our son played in during last week’s soccer tournament. This game illustrated a lot of what is wrong with youth sports today. We talk about many different aspects…
342 Being the Still Point in your child’s life
Aug 1, 2019 • 6 min
Today’s episode is based on verse 11 of the Parents Tao te Ching. Are you the still point in your child’s life? Tune in to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
341 The stories we tell ourselves are not usually productive
Jul 31, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I share a story about a story my daughter told herself and how it turned out to be based on fiction instead of reality. Perhaps you have found your child or yourself doing this? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
340 A parents’ strategic use of the word “No”
Jul 30, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, I share why you should really try to limit your use of the word “no” as well as how this can help you in the future. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
339 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Take a mindful walk with me!
Jul 29, 2019 • 5 min
In today’s episode, I talk about the benefits of taking a walk and what to tune in to when you go on one. Join me today for a mindful walk! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
338 Talking teenagers!
Jul 27, 2019 • 34 min
In this throwback to episode 15 of Maximizing Life in the middle, we talk about a time when our son found himself in a situation where he got a chance to utilize one of the things we discussed with him months earlier. In this story, we share the value of…
337 Children are the best mindfulness teachers
Jul 26, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I review verse 10 of The Parents Tao te Ching, As They Are. This verse talks about how children, if you allow them to, will teach you better than anyone else how to tune in to the present moment. Ah, but can you do it? Join me to hear…
336 The ability to shift focus is a parental super power!
Jul 25, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be able to shift focus as a parent. This is not something I was born easily able to do. As a task-oriented, goal-driven, organized person, I know what I want to do and I work hard to accomplish it.…
335 When life gives you lemons….be grateful!
Jul 23, 2019 • 15 min
I recorded today’s episode just a few minutes before I published it. A storm knocked out our power last night and it’s still not on today, and so I am working from the library which thankfully still has power. Tune in to find out how I navigated my way…
334 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Get outside!
Jul 22, 2019 • 5 min
We are at about the midpoint of summer, at least according to our school schedules. How much have you been outside so far? If not, I encourage you to listen to this episode and get out there ASAP! Join me! —- Support this podcast:…
333 The monster of distraction and how we deal with it!
Jul 19, 2019 • 35 min
In this throwback to episode 14 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about how easy it is to get distracted when you live a maximized life. How do we manage all the stimuli that is coming at us? And how do we support each other when we do get…
332 Can you make room?
Jul 18, 2019 • 9 min
Today, I discuss verse 9 of The Parents Tao te Ching, talking about making space in your life and in your world. Join me to learn more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
331 A review of Life360
Jul 17, 2019 • 11 min
Today, I wanted to share an app that I am using with my new teenage driver son and why I love it so much. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
330 The SECRET to vacation success!
Jul 16, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I share with you the ONE thing you must do in order to have a successful summer family vacation. Join me to find out what it is! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
329 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Practicing gratitude can alter your experience of life
Jul 15, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s MOM episode, I talk about how powerfully practicing gratitude can change your life. The crazy thing is, the circumstances in your life don’t have to change, but if you change your perspective and practice gratitude, your experience of life will…
328 Your perspective is EVERYTHING
Jul 12, 2019 • 27 min
In today’s episode, Jay and I talk about some expenses that came up for us recently, and how he moved through from a place of lack and scarcity to a place of gratitude. Join us, as this might just help you too! Oh and here is the link to the commercial…
327 Modeling contentment
Jul 11, 2019 • 5 min
In today’s episode, we look at verse 8 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Are you modeling contentment for your children? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
326 THIS is the example of being a good sports parent!
Jul 10, 2019 • 6 min
Coco Gauff just had a remarkable run for a 15 year old at Wimbledon. Today, I share an article written about her parents, and I find it so inspiring for how we should all treat our young athletes. Here is the link to the article if you’d like to read it…
325 A nifty tip for work-from-home moms!
Jul 9, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I share with you a helpful idea I came up with for being able to work in the summer while all the kids are home. I hope this helps you too! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
324 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making mindful choices
Jul 8, 2019 • 11 min
In today’s episode, I share an experience we had last week and how I initially struggled through it, but then found a way to structure it so that I did not get drained in the process. Living mindfully is such an important and helpful way to live. Join me!…
323 When life gets full
Jul 6, 2019 • 35 min
In this throwback episode to episode 13 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded, we talk about the first week back to school and how it flew by and how it went in our family. Sometimes, life goes faster than we can keep up and sometimes…
322 Can you be present for all, whether it is your child or someone else’s?
Jul 4, 2019 • 12 min
Happy July 4th to all of my American listeners! Today, I discussed Verse 7 of The Parents Tao te Ching. Its message REALLY applies to youth sports and other things of that nature. I invite you to join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
321 I don’t know what I’m doing any more than you do
Jul 3, 2019 • 9 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend when she was struggling with her teenage son. I hope this inspires you if you find yourself in a similar situation. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
320 Celebrating the differences between moms and dads
Jul 2, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I share a conversation I had this weekend and how it got me to thinking about how moms and dads are different and how we can embrace those differences to benefit everyone. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
319 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How’s your transition to summer going?
Jul 1, 2019 • 5 min
In today’s episode, I touch base to see how your transition to summer is going with your children. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
318 Does it benefit us to be attached to material possessions?
Jun 28, 2019 • 38 min
In this throwback to episode 12 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we share our thoughts Hurricane Harvey, and talk about the positive reminders we can take away from this devastating event. We talk about how Dr. Shefali shows us that Hurricane Harvey…
317 Should we relax our “grip” on our children?
Jun 27, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I review verse 6 of The Parents’ Tao te Ching. May this offer you a new perspective! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
316 How should our children handle a peer who is being unkind?
Jun 26, 2019 • 13 min
In today’s episode, I share a story about my daughter and how she processed how or whether to respond to a peer who was being kind and what the outcome was. I hope this helps you in your home. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
315 If something special breaks, is it the end of the world?
Jun 25, 2019 • 14 min
In today’s episode, I share a story of when a special collection of my children’s artwork dropped and broke and how I worked through the experience. I hope this gives you some value in your own life! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
314 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Making a smooth transition into summer
Jun 24, 2019 • 6 min
Today marks the first week of summer break for my kids, and my friend helped me to remember how important it is to set an intention with our kids when we are transitioning. It is important to talk about expectations, desires as well as limits and…
313 Changing identities and how that impacts us
Jun 21, 2019 • 25 min
In this Throwback episode to our 11th episode of Maximizing Life in the Middle, Jay and I talk about his decision to transition from comic book artist to comic book writer and what a surprising challenge that has been for him. But in this transition, he…
312 Seeing to the heart of your child
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, we discuss verse 5 of The Parents Tao te Ching. This may be my all-time favorite verse in this wonderful book as it is another way to explain the iceberg that I always talk about. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
311 An idea to help your serious child lighten up a little and have fun
Jun 19, 2019 • 8 min
This weekend was my daughter’s 8th grade dance, which is a huge deal in our schools. She was quite nervous leading up to it, but I gave her an idea that helped her to tremendously enjoy herself, which was a surprise to both of us. Join me if you have a…
310 Must-have tip for teaching your teen to parallel park!
Jun 18, 2019 • 6 min
Today’s episode was inspired by taking my son out yesterday to practice parallel parking in preparation for his upcoming driver’s test. He was struggling to get the feel of the car just right, and I happened upon this little nugget to help him. Once I…
309 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A meditation for those with anxiety
Jun 17, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I share a beautiful meditation from Corinne Zupko’s book, From Anxiety to Love. This will help anyone suffering with anxiety, so if that is you or your child or partner, join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
308 It may be hard for a man to ask for help, but it’s much easier for a man to offer help
Jun 14, 2019 • 35 min
This episode just may be my favorite episode of all time. Jay and I sat down to discuss the suicide of a dear friend of his. During our discussion, he happened upon an idea that I think could pretty much change the world for men and change the course of…
307 What is our deepest responsibility to our children?
Jun 13, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode, I share with you verse 4 from the Parents Tao te Ching. This is one of my favorite verses and it offers us the highest and deepest goal we can aspire to as parents. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
306 Your reputation can hurt or help you
Jun 12, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, I share a valuable learning experience that my daughter had recently in school and how her reputation helped her, but she didn’t see it at the time. I hope this inspires you in your home. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
305 Communication is a vital part of a healthy relationship
Jun 11, 2019 • 13 min
Communication is so vital to a healthy relationship, but sometimes when we are busy it can be so hard to keep that at the top of our list. However, when we are busy, it is even more important to have good, solid, clear communication. I made a mistake with…
304 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Filling your own bucket
Jun 10, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I talk about the importance of filling your own bucket. You may have heard the quote that you can’t pour from an empty cup? You can’t show up as the parent you want to be when you are drained and depleted. Take some time with me today…
303 Mile Markers on the journey called life
Jun 7, 2019 • 39 min
In this throwback to episode 10 of Maximizing Life in the Middle, we talk about our annual camping trip that now includes over 35 people most years and how it has changed in the 20+ years we have been doing it. This has been a great opportunity to watch…
302 Happiness is contagious
Jun 6, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I read verse 3 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about true happiness and how we can teach and model that for our children. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
301 Learning the moves of the Intricate Boundary Dance with our children
Jun 5, 2019 • 10 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a new client about how to connect with her child while also not “allowing” their less-than-desirable behavior. This can be one of the most difficult things to do as a parent and also one of the most…
300 Why self-care is absolutely vital as a mom
Jun 4, 2019 • 28 min
My dear friend Louise joined me for today’s episode. She and I spoke at the Rise Gatherings retreat this weekend, and before I took her to the airport to fly home to Canada this morning, we recorded this episode based on a HUGE message that we got from…
299 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A few minutes of peace for you
Jun 3, 2019 • 6 min
I don’t know about you, but May and the end of the school year seem to dramatically increase the demands on our time. It can make us feel stressed! Today, I want to offer you a short respite from the hectic pace of it all. Join me! —- This episode is…
298 (Throwback) Maximize your life by decluttering!
May 31, 2019 • 42 min
In this throwback episode to Maximizing Life in the Middle episode 9, we continue our talk about decluttering, but this time we are not talking about decluttering our physical space. Rather, we talk about decluttering our mind, our time and our lives…
297 Be careful with labels…
May 30, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I read verse 2 from The Parents Tao Te Ching, where it talks about how we must be careful with labeling things and people and how that can have unintended consequences. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
296 What does your child REALLY need most from you?
May 29, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts on what our children really need from us and sadly, it’s often different from what parents actually give to their children. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
295 Manifesting the career of your dreams with Dr. Shefali
May 28, 2019 • 18 min
This is a special episode for me as I chat with my dear friend, Dr. Shefali about her new Conscious Coaching School. This is so exciting because I have been “bugging” her to create this school for about six years. And I love that she didn’t do it until…
294 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of the pause to build connection with your teen
May 27, 2019 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I continue the discussion from last week about helping our children to build resilience, independence and self-confidence. In order for us to become our teen’s Trusted Advisor, we must build trust with them and that cannot be done when…
293 (Throwback) The amazing benefits of decluttering!
May 24, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s episode is a throwback to episode 8 that Jay and I did in the Maximizing Life in the Middle podcast. In this episode, we talk about the process of decluttering and all of its benefits to living a higher quality life. When we have excessive…
292 Words of life - when to teach and when to allow
May 23, 2019 • 7 min
Today I am beginning a new series on the podcast where I will cover chapters in The Parents Tao te Ching: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by William Martin. In this episode, I read verse 1 and discuss its meaning. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored…
291 Do you want your child to call you as an adult?
May 22, 2019 • 14 min
Today’s episode is part 2 of episode 290 where I talked about an article looking at why Generation Z is so depressed and anxious. In today’s episode, I share with you what YOU can do to prevent this. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
290 Are overprotective parents making kids depressed?
May 21, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, I discuss an article I read called Why is Generation Z so Depressed: Overprotective Parents. I share my thoughts about why this might be true and I will cover what we can do about it in part 2, episode 291. Join me! —- This episode is…
289 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Recharging after “Mental Gymnastics”
May 20, 2019 • 7 min
Do you ever feel like you are doing mental gymnastics all day with your children and all the other stimulation that comes along with life? Today’s episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a mom a few days ago and how we can all recharge after…
288 (Throwback) Surviving a crazy schedule
May 17, 2019 • 32 min
This episode is a throwback to episode 7 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I recorded. We recorded this episode at the end of a particularly crazy week for all of us. In this episode, we process the week that we had, and how we navigated it.…
287 How do you react when your child brings home a bad grade?
May 16, 2019 • 16 min
This is such a common struggle for parents, and when we overreact to our child’s poor grade, it helps no one, as it closes down the lines of communication between us, and doesn’t help them to do a better job next time. Join me to find out how to navigate…
286 Using the “Sacred NO” with your teen
May 15, 2019 • 9 min
How often do you say “No” to your teen? How does it work for you? In this episode, I explain how we can look at that word as sacred, especially with our teens, and how effective it is to minimize its use. Join me to get some useful nuggets! —- This…
285 Making the transition from main organizer to advisor to our children with Deanne Barrett
May 14, 2019 • 50 min
On today’s show, I talked with teen expert Deanne Barrett about how we can be leaders in our home with our growing children. She explains brilliantly how we can help our teens practice and strengthen their critical thinking skills, something they will…
284 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bit of peace and a gentle nudge in this crazy month of May!
May 13, 2019 • 5 min
To follow up on last week’s discussions of the craziness of the end of the school year, I wanted to offer you this little bit of wisdom today…. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
283 What is the “right” age to reduce the size of your child’s birthday party invite list?
May 10, 2019 • 12 min
Today, Jay and I talk about our son’s 12th birthday party last weekend with 13 of his closest friends, which got us to wondering when is the right age to begin pairing down that list? Join us to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
282 The relentlessness of modern parenting
May 9, 2019 • 14 min
I was inspired to record today’s episode based on this article that I read yesterday. What are we doing to ourselves and our children, and what can we do to change it? Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
281 Every child has a superpower with special guest Bolaji Oyejide
May 8, 2019 • 42 min
Today, Jay and I talked with a very special guest who is a dad and a writer who has created a series of books to inspire children who may feel different, or marginalized. His stories help children to realize that each and every one of us has something…
280 Surviving the craziness of May with school-aged children
May 7, 2019 • 11 min
This episode was inspired by a listener who wrote in talking about how crazy May can get and how to stay sane during this end-of-school-year month. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
279 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The platform technique to combat anxiety
May 6, 2019 • 19 min
Today, I revisit the Platform Technique and talk particularly about how it can help to combat anxiety, either for you or for your child. Join me! If you are new to my podcast, welcome! If you have been listening for a while, thank you. It means the world…
278 (Throwback) Celebrating life together
May 3, 2019 • 19 min
This is a Throwback to episode 6 of Maximizing Life in the Middle that Jay and I did for a while. I hope you enjoy! Maximizing Life in the Middle goes on the road! We recorded this episode on our drive to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in Cape…
277 What you should REALLY focus on as a parent
May 2, 2019 • 8 min
This episode was inspired by a video I saw from Jay Shetty about what we should really focus on as parents. Hint: often times, it’s NOT what we tend to focus on. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
276 Can prayer be our go-to in tough times even if we are not religious?
May 1, 2019 • 56 min
This is a very special episode, and one I was very much looking forward to. I chatted with my good friend, Aaron Schiller, who shared his family’s journey over the past few months through his wife’s near-death experience with something that began as the…
275 What makes a great dad?
Apr 30, 2019 • 15 min
I dedicate today’s episode to my dad, who was the greatest dad of all time, in my humble opinion. He would have turned 81 on the day I recorded this episode, and I thought it fitting to talk about what makes a dad great. He was a wonderful example of…
274 How practicing mindfulness can turn into a living meditation
Apr 29, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I share how a regular mindfulness/meditation practice helps you to be mindful not only for five or twenty minutes while you are sitting in silence, but for your entire day. I hope this episode inspires you to make this a regular part of…
273 Your perspective changes EVERYTHING!
Apr 26, 2019 • 26 min
Today’s episode is a throwback to Episode 5 from Maximizing Life in the Middle, the podcast that my husband Jay and I did. In episode 5, we talk about our son’s freshman year of high school playing on the varsity volleyball team and helping him to see his…
272 Self-care and mindset are vital to parenting well!
Apr 25, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, I illustrate through a tumultuous yesterday, how important self-care and mindset are. I hope you find some valuable nuggets in here! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
271 Nurturing persistence in our children even when it’s not convenient
Apr 24, 2019 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I share a story that happened with my daughter and how my husband came to my rescue to help nurture our daughter’s persistence (a valuable life skill) when I did not want to. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
270 How do I spend time with my teens when they don’t want to spend time with me?
Apr 23, 2019 • 11 min
Today’s episode is an answer to a listener’s question - shout-out to Loyal Listener Lucy! Lucy wanted to know how to spend time with her teenage girls when they are not interested in spending time with her. This one’s for you, Lucy - and anyone else who…
269 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of practicing mindfulness
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I talk about the importance of practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. The more we practice, the easier it gets! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
268 Why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective, part 2
Apr 19, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Jay and I continue our discussion about why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective. In this episode, we talk about the Boundary Dance and how it gets even trickier when our children become teens! —- This episode is…
267 A very personal story about how a child’s environment affects them
Apr 18, 2019 • 30 min
Today, I went back in time and shared a very personal story from my childhood. In talking with my mother-in-law last week, I came to a profound realization about a situation from my childhood and I think it will be really helpful for you. Take a listen…
266 What can we learn from Tiger Woods’ comeback?
Apr 17, 2019 • 12 min
I was inspired to talk about Tiger Woods’ comeback after he won a Master’s last weekend after 11 years. There are a lot of lessons here for us - join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
265 Fishing can be beneficial for reasons you might not have considered!
Apr 16, 2019 • 7 min
My son recently went fishing for the first time since he was a young boy and he LOVED it. It was remarkable to hear him articulate why he loved it so much, and I wanted to share it with you here in the hopes that it inspires you in some way with your…
264 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An update on Analytical Meditation!
Apr 15, 2019 • 7 min
I tried Analytical Meditation this week and was AMAZED at the experience. In here, I share with you what it did for me in the hopes it inspires you to try it as well! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
263 Why it’s so hard to parent teens - from a dad’s perspective, part 1
Apr 12, 2019 • 27 min
In today’s episode, I asked Jay for his perspective on why it’s so hard to parent teens as a dad. His answer took us on an entirely unexpected adventure and it was so rich that we decided to record part 2 for next Friday! Join us here for part 1! —- This…
262 Teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves
Apr 11, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about the value of teaching our young teens to advocate for themselves and illustrate it with a story from my family. Join me! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
261 The Illusion of Pressure for Teens
Apr 10, 2019 • 12 min
In today’s episode, I share a concept that I just recently learned about called The Illusion of Pressure and how it affects our teens and what we can do about it. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
260 Parenting teens is SO hard - and here’s why!
Apr 9, 2019 • 14 min
If you have a teen at home, do you ever feel lost, confused and stressed? It didn’t used to be this hard, did it? Odds are, it wasn’t! And it’s getting harder, but why? Tune in to today’s episode to find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
259 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Analytical Meditation
Apr 8, 2019 • 9 min
Today, I share a new form of meditation with you - one that helps you to directly solve problems. Intrigued? Join me to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
258 The challenges and pitfalls of being your child’s sports coach
Apr 5, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, we talk about the potential pitfalls and traps of being a coach of your child’s team and what you have to be careful to avoid as their coach. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
257 For all you single parents out there…
Apr 4, 2019 • 10 min
This episode is in honor of my best friend who is a single mom. We were talking this weekend at our girls’ weekend about the very real challenges of being a single parent. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here to help you in your parenting whether…
256 The unbelievable value and importance of sleep!
Apr 3, 2019 • 10 min
Recently, I have been helping my son improve his sleep hygiene, and even though I am a believer in the importance of sleep, even I am shocked at how much it is helping him! Join me to find out more about why you should help your children AND yourself get…
255 Helping our kids manage the stress of Junior year of high school
Apr 2, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, I share some of the journey my son has been on this year and how stressful it has been, even with us as parents trying not to pressure him! There is so much coming at him from the outside that it’s almost too much. Here, I share how we…
254 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Self-care is of utmost importance for you!
Apr 1, 2019 • 10 min
Nothing is more important than self-care for being the kind of parent you want to be and the kind your children need. Join me to find out more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
253 Juggling schedules in a busy household
Mar 29, 2019 • 27 min
This is a throwback to episode 4 of the podcast that Jay and I did for a while. In this, we talk about juggling schedules in a busy household. I’m thinking you can relate???? Join us to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
247 A special guest who will open your heart just a little bit more!
Mar 28, 2019 • 23 min
In today’s episode I have my very good friend, Heidi Dellaire joining me. Heidi’s book Roots and Tendrils will be released tomorrow. In this chat, we talk about her book and how it came to be. Join me for a delightful conversation! And if you’d like to…
252 What is your biggest fear as a parent?
Mar 28, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk all fear and how it negatively and subtly impacts our parenting. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
251 The many benefits of nature
Mar 27, 2019 • 11 min
With the arrival of spring, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit the many benefits of nature, and how you can bring some more of it into your life. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
250 An intro to Restorative Justice in Schools
Mar 26, 2019 • 15 min
Today I wanted to share a program with you that I learned about a while ago that I’m very excited about. It’s called Restorative Justice and is being used with great success in schools all across the country. Tune in to learn more about it and see if it…
249 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of a 1-minute meditation
Mar 25, 2019 • 7 min
Today, I share with you a mindfulness study I am participating in and how powerful the effects have been so far. Maybe you’d even like to join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
248 Go for what you want in life!
Mar 22, 2019 • 5 min
In today’s episode, I update you on my daughter’s attempt to make the track team at her middle school for the first time as an 8th grader. This experience taught her a very valuable lesson about life. Join me to find out about it! —- This episode is…
246 A PSA about ticks and Lyme disease
Mar 20, 2019 • 15 min
With the weather getting warmer here in the US, I thought today was a great day to talk about ticks and Lyme disease and what you can do to be on the lookout for possible signs and symptoms. As with everything I do, my goal is not to instill fear and…
245 If you’re even willing to try, you’ve already won
Mar 19, 2019 • 9 min
My daughter was really nervous last night about her next track tryout tomorrow and whether she will make the team. Through our discussion, I was able to help her to recognize that regardless of whether she makes the team, she’s already won because she had…
244 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) This too shall pass
Mar 18, 2019 • 5 min
Today, I wanted to share a bit of advice my dear mother-in-law gave me and how helpful it is to remember. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
243 What we can learn from the college cheating scandal
Mar 15, 2019 • 32 min
In today’s episode, Jay and I talk about the recent college cheating scandal that has involved many high-profile, wealthy and powerful individuals. We can learn a lot from looking at this story from many angles as well as take a word of caution from it…
242 How long after having a child does it take to get a good night’s sleep again?
Mar 14, 2019 • 6 min
Do you have young children? Do you feel like you are just running on fumes and that good sleep is nothing but a distant memory? A recent study might help explain why. Tune in to today’s episode to learn more and find out what you can do to get a good…
241 Helping our children reframe when they are nervous to something more productive
Mar 13, 2019 • 6 min
Does your child ever feel nervous about something they are about to embark on? Or do you? In this episode, I share a story from my family where my daughter was feeling nervous and together we helped her to reframe it to something much less daunting. I…
240 Supporting our children through the pain of regret
Mar 12, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story where my daughter made a choice she came to regret and how I supported her through it by NOT saying “I told you so.” Moving through regret is a difficult but important life lesson. Join me if your child is struggling with…
239 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The hidden value of decluttering
Mar 11, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, I share some of my journey of decluttering and the amazing benefits I am experiencing from it! Also, here I invite you to join me in this adventure. Come along, won’t you? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
238 Happy 18th birthday to my daughter in Heaven
Mar 8, 2019 • 34 min
I recorded this episode on what would be my daughter’s 18th birthday had she lived. I so appreciate all of you who listen and I wanted to share a little bit more about me and how I got to where I am and what changed me. I hope you get a lot of value out…
237 Identifying and managing your child’s anxiety
Mar 7, 2019 • 15 min
I have found myself in many conversations with my coaching clients and other parents about symptoms that they are not recognizing as anxiety. I knew it was time to revisit this topic here on the show. In this episode, I talk about what anxiety might look…
236 The pressure our children are under to succeed
Mar 6, 2019 • 14 min
Today’s episode was inspired by a concerning conversation I had with a teacher recently about catching her 8th grade students cheating. It’s not the cheating that startles me the most - it’s the REASON they cheated. Tune in and listen. Together, we need…
235 Talking Boys! with Janet Allison of Boys Alive
Mar 5, 2019 • 22 min
I very much enjoyed chatting with today’s guest, Janet Allison about boys and how we can best support them as we raise them. Join us! Janet has a special audio to help parents help boys with anger. You can grab that here - http://boysalive.com/anger You…
234 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Oprah and Deepak’s latest 21 Day Meditation Experience!
Mar 4, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Meditation Experience and invite you to join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
233 Update on the Whole30 a month later…
Mar 1, 2019 • 16 min
It’s been a month since Jay and I finished the Whole30, so we decided it was time to update you on where we are and where we are headed. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
232 Making connections with our children
Feb 28, 2019 • 13 min
Do you ever struggle to figure out how to connect, or stay connected, to your child? I have that pretty well figured out with two of my children, but the youngest one, well, he was a different story. Until last weekend. Join me to find out what we did! —-…
231 When sibling squabbles pay off later on…
Feb 27, 2019 • 15 min
When our kids are growing, and squabbling, it can feel like there is no end in sight and no good can come of it but that’s not true. Our siblings are the training ground for us to learn how to compromise with others. Join me as I share something that…
230 Is it possible to stay neutral when siblings argue?
Feb 26, 2019 • 15 min
Do you ever feel frustrated when your kids fight with each other? Do you always find yourself embroiled in the middle of it with no one left feeling satisfied at the end? Join me in this episode as I talk about this very thing, and also learn a great way…
229 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A walking meditation for you
Feb 25, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about a walking meditation and invite you to do one! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
228 Conveying your parental knowledge without saying “I told you so”
Feb 22, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, Jay and I share an injury that our daughter sustained this week and how we helped her through it, as well as what we and she learned along the way. Join us! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
227 Teaching our children about money
Feb 21, 2019 • 15 min
Money can be a complicated thing and as parents, it is imperative that we teach our children about it. But first, we must try to develop a healthy relationship with it. Having a healthy relationship with money is a vital life skill that we need to impart…
226 The fine art of surrender in parenting
Feb 20, 2019 • 11 min
I recorded today’s episode the morning I published it. It is Wednesday, and two of my three kids have yet to go to school this week. So far, we’ve had a holiday, a sick day and now a snow day. If I didn’t learn how to surrender years ago, my head might be…
225 Helping our young children with their BIG emotions
Feb 19, 2019 • 6 min
Does your young child ever have BIG emotions that leave you puzzled and a bit shocked at the magnitude of it all? In this episode, I share a listener question that I got in the hopes that it helps you, too! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
224 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique revisited
Feb 18, 2019 • 8 min
Do you need a few minutes just to quiet your racing mind? If so, you came to the right place! Join me as I take you through the Platform Technique to accomplish just that! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
223 Juggling schedules in a busy household
Feb 17, 2019 • 27 min
How do we do all that we do? It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn’t do it without Jay’s wonderful mom! She is always there to help us with our kids and their schedules. It also takes a good deal of “calendar syncing” to make sure we are doing…
222 Watching girls take a stand for themselves
Feb 16, 2019 • 38 min
In episode #3 of Maximizing Life in the Middle (throwback) we talk about a stand that our daughter and her classmates took to be allowed to wear tank tops to school when the weather gets warm. The initial reason years ago for banning tank tops in her…
221 Long socks and what our children can teach us
Feb 15, 2019 • 16 min
Do you ever find yourself amazed at what you learn from your child? In today’s episode, Jay shares something that one of children taught him and how that reinforced his desire to stay open to learning from them whenever possible. Join us as we dive in! —-…
220 Monitoring our children’s social media use
Feb 14, 2019 • 7 min
Do you struggle with social media use with your children? In this episode, I share a story about my younger son and his social media use, my feelings about it and how we moved forward even though he was not happy with me. It is vital that as parents we…
219 Teaching entrepreneurship to our children
Feb 13, 2019 • 10 min
In today’s episode, I share a story about how I am teaching my daughter many lessons through a project we are working on. She is learning about the value of money, mindfulness about possessions, and entrepreneurship. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored…
218 Protecting our children’s sense of self
Feb 12, 2019 • 12 min
In today’s episode, I share a story that happened with my son in order to illustrate how we can take almost any situation and turn it into gold for us as parents and for our children. It is vital that as parents we protect their fragile and developing…
217 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) I have a confession!
Feb 11, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I make a confession. None of us are perfect, and I certainly don’t claim to be. So join me as I confess my recent shortfall and vow to do better moving forward. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
216 How to feel like you have it all
Feb 10, 2019 • 44 min
In this mashup episode, we talk about how things might have fit in one phase of our lives but no longer fit or how we would love them to fit but they don’t quite yet. The phrase “have it all” should be changed to “have all that you want” because if you…
215 A mashup from Maximizing Life in the Middle!
Feb 9, 2019 • 37 min
My husband Jay and I have a podcast called Maximizing Life in the Middle. We have decided to merge the two together into Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids. I am going to be sharing our MLIM episodes with you here. Here is episode 1 that we recorded over…
214 Intro to my new, special regular guest!
Feb 8, 2019 • 14 min
In today’s episode, I introduce you to a very special guest who I think may end up being a regular ;) Join us! And here is the recipe we talked about - https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/recipes/roasted-red-pepper-soup —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
213 A teacher’s gift that will last a lifetime
Feb 7, 2019 • 13 min
In today’s episode, I share a project my daughter’s teacher has her class do each year. It is incredibly powerful, and gives to the students a gift so priceless to their lives. Join me to find out what it is and then please share with your own students or…
212 How to use text messaging as a tool in your parenting
Feb 6, 2019 • 8 min
Too often, I hear parents bashing social media and technology as the enemy to parenting. But when you look at things like that, it prevents you from seeing how you can use it to your advantage. Join me as I share with you how I use text messaging to my…
211 How does it feel to eat clean for a Whole30 days?
Feb 5, 2019 • 8 min
Now that I’ve come to the end of my Whole30 adventure, I wanted to update you on how it went, what my results were and how I feel now. After listening to this episode, I dare you not to jump on board and try Whole30 for yourself! —- This episode is…
210 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The power of even a short daily meditation
Feb 4, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s episode, I share a story of a mom I’m coaching and how a simple meditation I recorded just for her is helping to unlock her hidden potential. Tune in to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
209 How parents and teachers can bring out the best in our children
Feb 1, 2019 • 38 min
I have a very special guest with me today. Matt Beaudreau, who runs Acton Academy Placer, a fantastic outside-the-box school the nurtures their students’ strengths and brings out the best in them. In this interview, Matt shares wisdom for how parents and…
208 Parents - give yourself a pat on the back!
Jan 31, 2019 • 9 min
I have not done an episode like this for a while, so I knew it was time. As parents, we tend to be so hard on ourselves and can get overly focused on the times we mess up while not giving ourselves credit for our successes and triumphs. If this describes…
207 Navigating the Birthday Party Invite List!
Jan 30, 2019 • 10 min
I was recently interview by Linda Grasso of the SheSez podcast over at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shesez-with-linda-grasso/id1281371313?mt=2. We talked about some listener questions and I wanted to share one of them with you here. How do you…
206 The pressure of the “College Process”
Jan 29, 2019 • 9 min
Today, I am sharing a very real challenge we are having in our home with helping our son to navigate the beginnings of the college search process. This is the beginning of two years of focusing on this until he transitions to whatever college he ends up…
205 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A check in and some breaths
Jan 28, 2019 • 6 min
A check-in on your mindfulness practice for 2019 (if you have started one) and a few deep breaths for you :) Registration for The Chaos Cure ends Jan. 29. Join us! https://revolutionizinglife.teachable.com/p/the-chaos-cure/ —- This episode is sponsored by…
204 Crossover Episode!
Jan 26, 2019 • 16 min
I connect up with my good friend and colleague, Louise Clarke, to talk about the chaos that is at times motherhood, as well as how to tame it. Join us! And if you’d like to join us for The Chaos Cure, you can do so at www.thechaoscure.net. —- Support this…
203 Looking at expectations, part 2 of 2
Jan 25, 2019 • 13 min
In the last episode, we talked about the expectations of our children. In today’s episode we will talk about parental expectations and how detrimental they can be to all aspects of parenting. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29. Register now…
202 Looking at expectations, part 1 of 2
Jan 24, 2019 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I talk about helping your children to have appropriate expectations and how beneficial that can be to them. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on Jan. 29, so if you want to register, do so now!…
201 Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry
Jan 23, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I share a story from a mom I worked with who was frustrated by her kids always fighting. I share how I helped her to see it in a different light, which allowed to approach it very differently. Registration for The Chaos Cure closes on…
200 The joy of Tidying Up!
Jan 22, 2019 • 9 min
I’ve done my version of binge-watching Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series called Tidying Up. For a person who rarely watches tv, this means I watched six episodes this weekend! It is SO good and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on why you should watch…
199 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The benefits of stress reduction
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about the wide-ranging benefits of stress reduction, and how you can do it in your life. I go into this in great detail in my new course, The Chaos Cure. Why don’t you join me? Registration is ONLY open now until Jan. 29, 2019.…
198 Recognizing our strengths and using them
Jan 18, 2019 • 9 min
My daughter’s amazing teacher has her students do this intensive project that ends up yielding incredibly powerful results for the kids. In this episode, I tell the story of this project and what my daughter created as a result of it. The impact of a good…
197 The Turning Point in my parenting
Jan 17, 2019 • 10 min
Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you realize things are WAY off course and something must be changed? I had one of those turning points in my parenting, and in today’s episode I share it with you. If you’d like to register for my new…
196 The joy of Self-Care after being sick
Jan 16, 2019 • 11 min
Last week wiped out me and my family for most of the week. Between fevers, runny noses, kids being home sick and having no energy, I only got to the gym once. I recorded today’s episode on a bright, sunny Monday morning after getting back to my routine…
195 Did you know that YOUR behavior is an iceberg too?
Jan 15, 2019 • 12 min
I have talked many times on my podcast about how a child’s behavior is an iceberg. But today, I’m talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg…as well as every single person you come into contact with! In this episode, I talk about Rise Gathering weekend…
194 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A boost of optimism for you
Jan 14, 2019 • 10 min
I meet SO MANY people who see the world through a negative lens. That isn’t going to get you anywhere, believe me. What’s going to get you where you want to go is to shift your mindset to an optimistic, positive one. Join me as I talk about this topic in…
193 Should you have the password to your 15-year-old’s iPhone?
Jan 11, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode, I answer a parent’s question about whether she should have her 15-year-old’s password to their iPhone. Join me as I share my answer and my reasons. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
192 Friends - why you NEED them
Jan 10, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk again about friends and why they are so special and so valuable in our lives. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
191 Update on my Whole30 plan - do you want to join me?
Jan 9, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I update you on my Whole30 month - as of this recording, I am on Day 6 and I feel like a million bucks! Maybe this podcast will inspire you to join me in starting this year off clean and recharged! Find out more about the Whole30 here -…
190 Can you declutter AND make money at the same time?
Jan 8, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode, I share something I’ve been doing for several months now with great success! I share it with you here because it addresses two areas - clutter and money - both of which, when they are in good shape in your life, allow you to be the parent…
189 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Welcoming 2019
Jan 7, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a brief meditation to get your mind into the most effective space to welcome the New Year and all it has to offer you. Join me, won’t you? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
188 Helping someone who is grieving
Jan 4, 2019 • 9 min
Lately, I have heard of many losses people have suffered of their loved ones, and I have read some things on how to help grieving loved ones. Here, I share my best advice for how you can show up for someone you love who is grieving. Join me! —- This…
187 What is your “Word” for 2019?
Jan 3, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about the power of having a word or words to focus on each year. This really helps to keep your goals and desires in the front of your mind all year long. Tune in to find out more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
186 Helping kids to make New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 2, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about the benefit of sharing a mindfulness approach to life with your kids, helping them to reflect on the past year and looking forward to the new one. Beware though - I also share some traps that you could find yourself in. Tune…
185 Beginning 2019 right
Jan 1, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, I encourage you to take the reflection you did over the past 7 episodes and use that to look towards 2019. What do you want 2019 to look like for yourself and your family? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
184 Looking back on 2018, part 7: Stress Reduction
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
In part 7 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to Stress. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
183 Looking back on 2018, part 6: Decluttering
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
In part 6 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to decluttering. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
182 Looking back on 2018, part 5: Connection
Dec 27, 2018 • 9 min
In part 5 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to connection, with your kids, your partner (if you have one) and most importantly, yourself. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
181 Looking back on 2018, part 4: Nutrition
Dec 26, 2018 • 11 min
In part 4 of my 7 part series, I take you back through a series of questions to consider your relationship in 2018 to nutrition. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
180 Looking back on 2018, part 3: Movement
Dec 25, 2018 • 10 min
In part 3 of my 7 part series, I take you back over 2018 to look at your relationship with moving your body. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
179 Looking back on 2018, part 2: Sleep
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
In part 2 of my 7 part series, I take you through some reflection and questions surrounding your relationship with sleep. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
178 Looking back on 2018, part 1: Money
Dec 21, 2018 • 12 min
Each year at this time, I like to take stock in the past year and see what I’m pleased with and what needs a little more attention in the coming year. Over these next 7 episodes, I am going to take you through a few areas of life to see where you stand.…
177 Keep FEAR out of your questions
Dec 20, 2018 • 13 min
I was recently talking to two moms who expressed frustration that their children do not open up to them. What we discovered is that fear was driving them to question their kids, which never gets us closer to our goals as parents. —- This episode is…
176 Listening to your intuition, part 2
Dec 19, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I share a success story from my own home about a time when I listened to my mother’s intuition and how greatly it benefitted my daughter. I hope it inspires you and gives you some hope! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
175 Listening to your intuition, part 1
Dec 18, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about why it is so vitally important to listen to your intuition, especially as a parent. You know your child best, and they need you as an advocate. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
174 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Finding some peace during this busy time of year
Dec 17, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I remind you to find some time for peace and calm during this Most Wonderful (and BUSY!) time of year. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
173 We need a screen time detox!
Dec 14, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a realization I had regarding my son and his screen time after a particularly busy time of work for me. Here, I share what my plan is to address this issue and in a future episode, I will update you on how it went! —- This episode…
172 Navigating sibling squabbles
Dec 13, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share how I helped my son and daughter to reduce their sibling squabbles. I hope this helps you with your children! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
171 Be careful about recreating your childhood experiences in your child
Dec 12, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom recently who is very fearful about something her son is going through. When we talked further, it turns out she experienced the same problem when she was his age. I hear about this connection with…
170 Using a leadership principle in parenting
Dec 11, 2018 • 6 min
I had a great chat with a dad last week who is a leadership coach for big companies. He shared with me a very powerful leadership principal he uses with his children, and I wanted to share it with you here! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
169 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Dr. Muker’s Manifestation Meditation
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a powerful but incredibly simple meditation that I learned from Dr. Sukhi Muker. Listen in and see if you want to practice it! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
168 Connecting with our kids by entering THEIR world
Dec 7, 2018 • 14 min
Here, I share a story of how I connected deeply with my son over rap music of all things. Listen in and see if this episode gives you any ideas or insights with your children! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
167 What is the “holiday season” all about, anyway?
Dec 6, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on what we should really be focusing on during this most “wonderful time of the year” as well as how to get there! Here is the link to the article that I mentioned in this episode -…
166 Apologizing to our children
Dec 5, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I share a story about when I recently owed my daughter an apology for a mistake I made, and I talk about why we should be willing to apologize to our children when we mess up. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
165 Keeping struggles and challenges in perspective
Dec 4, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode, I talk about how to keep struggles and challenges in perspective. We must honor the struggle for what it can possibly teach us. Tune in to hear more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
164 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) Some peace during the busiest season
Dec 3, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about how to bring more peace into your life during this busy time of year. Does it have to be as busy and stressful as it is? Listen in and then you decide…. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
163 The Chaos Cure Announcement!
Nov 30, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share some detailed information about my first online parenting course that my colleague and I are building. This week it was ready to go to our beta testers and will be ready to begin officially on Jan. 28, 2019! Check back here for…
162 Avoiding power struggles with teens
Nov 29, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts on the frustration and resentment I have heard from many parents of teens lately. Raising teens does NOT have to be that hard, and in this episode, I share some ideas for how you can better navigate it in your home!…
161 Co-parenting through divorce. Is it possible?
Nov 28, 2018 • 15 min
Join me as I answer a loyal-listener’s question about co-parenting through divorce and how you can best navigate those tricky waters. And join my Facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
160 Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 27, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share how my long holiday weekend went and I’m curious how your’s went. We are knee-deep in the holiday madness now. Is there a way we can reduce the madness and chaos? You bet there is! Join me to find out more! —- This episode is…
159 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Ending the Yelling-Guilt-Stress-Yelling Cycle
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
I answer another listener question about yelling at her kids and the stress she feels. Here, I share what we MUST do to end the cycle. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
158 A deeper explanation of how to allow natural consequences to work for you
Nov 23, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, I share a struggle a parent had and how allowing natural consequences could help her and her daughter move through a challenging situation. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
157 The #1 secret parents need to work better as a team
Nov 22, 2018 • 12 min
This episode is my latest blog talking about something I observed and remembered during two talks I gave last week to parents. Curious about what the secret is? Tune in to find out! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this secret and…
156 Getting kids to help around the house
Nov 21, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to get our kids to help out around the house without a lot of drama, threats, yelling and punishment. I talk about how to approach the subject with younger children as well as older. Join me! —- This…
155 Why it is imperative that we get clear on setting healthy boundaries
Nov 20, 2018 • 13 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a colleague about the families she works with who have an adult child who is a substance abuser. It really reinforced to me how imperative it is that parents figure out the delicate Boundary Dance…
154 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Hitting the pause button
Nov 19, 2018 • 7 min
I was inspired to record this episode based on some feedback that many of you have been giving to me regarding having trouble not reacting to your kids IN THE MOMENT. Join me as I share a very powerful way to start to stop reacting. —- This episode is…
153 Siblings, compassion and getting what we need when we need it
Nov 16, 2018 • 10 min
My son and daughter had an interaction this morning that - well - I didn’t like. Here I share my thoughts on what happened to give me the clarity I needed to work through it with them. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
152 3 things you may be doing wrong in parenting your anxious children
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
I was inspired to share some thoughts from my friend Renee Jain, who spoke at Dr. Shefali’s Evolve conference a few weeks ago. If you’d like more info about the work Renee does with anxious kiddos, you can check out here work here - https://gozen.com/.…
151 Helping toddlers with their BIG emotions
Nov 14, 2018 • 11 min
If there’s one thing I wish I would have understood when my kids were toddlers, it’s how to help them deal with their BIG emotions. Listen in if you have toddlers, and if you have older kids - don’t fret - it’s never too late! —- This episode is sponsored…
150 Can we talk to young girls about puberty in a way that makes them comfortable?
Nov 13, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a listener’s question about how to talk to a young girl about puberty in a way that makes her feel comfortable. Is it possible? I say yes indeed! Tune in to find out how! And please join my Facebook group where we talk about this…
149 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation benefits, thoughts on Evolve and breathing
Nov 12, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali’s 4th annual Evolve summit. I also offer a few minutes of breathing to help you relax. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
148 If you like a flower, you pluck it…
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I continue with the theme of LOVE this week. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
147 3 reasons why love is NOT enough
Nov 8, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why love is just not enough. Join me! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/powerful-parenting/support
146 Why love is NOT enough
Nov 7, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some thoughts from Dr. Shefali’s recent Evolve Summit. Here, I talk about why love is NOT enough. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
145 Before you get rid of stress, find out why you feel it
Nov 6, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about the concept of not eliminating stress right away but rather, finding out why it is there in the first place, and what you need to do about it. Join me, won’t you? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
144 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Loving Kindness Meditation
Nov 5, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a loving kindness meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. Keep the parenting conversation going in my facebook group!…
143 Should I panic that my toddler has become a picky eater?
Nov 2, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share the answer to this question for those of you with picky eaters. The most important message is to try to relax. This too, shall pass. If you find value in my podcast, it would mean the world to me if you would share it with others
142 Why it’s important to invest in yourself
Nov 1, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog talking about why it’s important to invest in ourselves. This is a message that in my opinion, moms cannot hear often enough, as we tend to put ourselves on the back burner in service of our loved ones. If you find…
141 The Power of the Platform Technique in the first use!
Oct 31, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a story a mom wrote to me about sharing how powerful my platform technique worked the very first time she tried it! She was able to stay calm and neutral and not get reactive, all while still helping her sons navigate a…
140 When reading ALL the books just doesn’t help
Oct 30, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a client when she first reached out to me, frustrated because she had read ALL the books and yet she was still triggered, reactive and angry. And add to that that she was sad because she just couldn’t put…
139 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Breath meditation
Oct 29, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a breath meditation by Dr. Mark Berton, which can be found at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. And consider joining me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/ —- This…
138 Getting help when you bring a new baby home
Oct 26, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a conversation I had with a mom who just brought a new baby home and was struggling with giving her older child the attention they deserved while not getting triggered and reactive and resenting how stressful everything was…
137 Time is a mysterious thing
Oct 25, 2018 • 8 min
For today’s episode, I read my blog from last week talking about time. Please join me! And please join my Facebook group as well - hope to see you over there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/powerfulparentingfortodayskids/ —- This episode is sponsored by…
136 A beautiful offering for you
Oct 24, 2018 • 8 min
If you’ve been following my content, you know that I went to the memorial service for a beautiful young woman who died far too young. As I mentioned in episode 135, the service was extraordinarily beautiful. If you love the hymn “Amazing Grace” as much as…
135 The strange paradox called life
Oct 23, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I wax philosophical about life and all of it’s intricate, intriguing paradoxes. Join me, as I sort through it all. And please consider joining my Facebook group, where we support each other in parenting…
134 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Body Scan Meditation
Oct 22, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Mark Berton and you can find this meditation at https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
133 Don’t hold too tight to your agenda!
Oct 19, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I share a story with one of my clients who was holding on too tight to her agenda. Tune in to find out what happened and what she learned from it. Hopefully, you will find some useful nuggets in here! I invite you to share your parenting…
132 What legacy do you want to leave?
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by attending the funeral of a good man who died far too soon. What legacy do you want to leave? Hop over to my Facebook and share!…
131 Plant seeds, but don’t squash them as they try to sprout!
Oct 17, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share a story of a mom and her realization of how she was stifling the very thing she was trying to accomplish. Hopefully, this will offer you some valuable insights into your own family. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
130 Getting called out by my own son!
Oct 16, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I share a story where my teenage son called me out recently on my behavior. I share this with you in the hopes that it gives you insight into your own behavior possibly. Join my parenting facebook group, where we talk about all things…
129 Mindfulness on Mondays (MOM) You upgrade your iOS, what about your mind?
Oct 15, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to upgrade our minds as often or more often than we upgrade our phones. Our phones are THE operating system of our modern lives, but if we don’t keep our minds as upgraded, we will not live the life we…
128 How shame cuts us off from the rest of the world
Oct 12, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about how shame causes us and our children to suffer in silence. So many parents are struggling, but are ashamed to ask for help. And so many kids are in the same place. When we reach out for help when we need it, it models for our…
127 Give thanks for those people who inspire you!
Oct 11, 2018 • 6 min
I recorded this episode on the way home from an event where I got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a man who has inspired me greatly and taught me so much. I have deep respect and appreciation for him. It got me to thinking about people who inspire us and I was…
126 Meal time battles? Get them involved!
Oct 10, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share a very successful plan that I came up with with one of my clients who was having mealtime battles with her daughter. This nearly eliminated the battle. Curious about what it was? Tune in! And please consider joining my facebook…
125 Time - Do you have enough or not? YOU decide!
Oct 9, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about how time can affect our parenting, and our entire outlook on life! Do you have enough? If not, you can! Join my facebook group where we talk about time and all things parenting!…
124 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) We are unkind to others when…?
Oct 8, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about a quote I read recently and it got me to thinking about how it applies to parenting. Take a listen and see what you think! And please consider joining my facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
123 What other things can you do while you brush your teeth?
Oct 5, 2018 • 7 min
As busy moms, it can be challenging to fit in all the things we need and want to fit in. In today’s episode, I share an idea I gave to a mom who was struggling with this very issue. Join my facebook group where you can ask any parenting questions you…
122 How to have a “Reset Conversation” with your child: the steps
Oct 4, 2018 • 9 min
Today I am reading my blog from last week about a Reset Conversation. This is a very powerful tool you can keep in your parenting toolbox. Join me as I explain it to you. Here is a free guide to use to help you navigate a struggle with your child AFTER…
121 How a small drawer can be a huge win!
Oct 3, 2018 • 9 min
Do you ever have a lot of things weighing you down and then you want to make a positive change but you feel so overwhelmed you can’t even start? Yet starting is exactly what you need to do to move away from that overwhelm. Tune in as I share a story that…
120 Should we take away our kid’s activity when they mess up?
Oct 2, 2018 • 11 min
My heart hurt when I was at a back-to-school night recently and a mom asked after the presentation how to remove her son from band because he was not doing what he needed to do. Listen in as I share with you my thoughts on this. Join my facebook group…
119 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Earthing?
Oct 1, 2018 • 5 min
Have you ever heard of Earthing? This is a cool practice that can bring peace and calm into our lives. In today’s episode, I share this practice with you so you can try it too! Join my Facebook group, where we talk about earthing and all other things…
118 The ONE birthday gift I give myself
Sep 28, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share the ONE gift that I give myself each year on my birthday. Perhaps you would like to give yourself this same gift? Please join my facebook group where we can talk about kids, birthdays, parenting and everything else!…
117 5 Steps To Help You Connect With Your Teen
Sep 27, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I read the latest blog sharing ways you can connect with your teen. I have spoken to lots of parents of teens who are struggling with this issue and I wanted to share some ideas with you. Here is the Super Formula I mentioned in this…
116 Friend or Enforcer?
Sep 26, 2018 • 12 min
During a client session last week, a parent asked me if she should be her child’s friend or enforcer. I answered her question with a response that surprised even me! But I truly believe what I said to her and I think you will too. Take a listen and see…
115 How to have a “Reset Conversation” with your child
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I share a powerful technique for beginning to address problems in your home and the steps you can take moving forward from there. And please join my Facebook group, where you can get access to me to ask any questions you might have!…
114 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) You are doing the best you can!
Sep 24, 2018 • 8 min
Often I hear moms beating themselves up for their shortcomings - the times they yelled, the times they were impatient, the times they said something unkind. But whenever I hear that, I want to stop them right there and offer them what I say in this…
113 What happens when we express gratitude to our children?
Sep 21, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a simple comment I made to my daughter recently, and the profound impact it had on her. I hope you gain some great takeaways in this episode! And please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all things parenting!…
112 Do you need a gratitude reminder?
Sep 20, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog about gratitude and how important it is to keep practicing it regularly. Please join my FREE facebook group where we talk about all these sorts of things!…
111 A rant on overparenting teens
Sep 19, 2018 • 10 min
This episode has been way overdue. I have seen too many teens recently who are not given enough freedom to go through the natural trial-and-error of becoming independent. Listen in and see if you can take away any nuggets from this episode. And please…
110 Have you built your tribe?
Sep 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share the gift that a tribe gives to us. It really does take a village to raise a child, which is why I named my parent coaching business It Takes a Village Parent Coaching. In this episode, I also issue a challenge which, if you take…
109 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A guided meditation for you
Sep 17, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share with you a guided meditation that we use in our workshops to help attendees settle into the experience. Take a listen and see if it helps you, too! And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
108 A back-to-school check-in on homework, mindset, etc.
Sep 14, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I wanted to check in on you to see how the back-to-school routine is going for you and your children. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
107 6 Reasons we Should Teach Mindfulness to our Children
Sep 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog about teaching mindfulness to our children. Click here to download my FREE guide to Mindfulness Activities you can teach to your children! https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/442983?v=7 And don’t forget to go…
106 A rant on punishments, part 2
Sep 12, 2018 • 10 min
The last episode was getting too long, so I had to cut it into two parts. Here is part 2 of my rant on punishments. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
105 A rant on punishments, part 1
Sep 11, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, I really had to express my thoughts on punishment after reading a very disturbing article this week. Take a listen to this episode and see what you think. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
104 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) An Anxiety Reducing Song?
Sep 10, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode I share a song I came across by Marconi Union that is supposed to reduce anxiety by 65%. Take a listen and see what you think! And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/ —- This episode is…
103 What does Back-To-School mean for parents?
Sep 7, 2018 • 9 min
I have been talking a lot lately about getting our kids ready for going back to school, but what does back-to-school mean for us parents? And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18! erin-taylor.com/podcasts/ —- This episode is sponsored…
102 Does your bad mood REALLY have anything to do with the outside world?
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 min
In this latest episode, I read my latest blog for those who prefer to listen while they exercise, walk the dog, or drive rather than sitting down to read. Does your bad mood really have anything to do with the outside world? You may be surprised by the…
101 Why Sticker Charts DON’T work!
Sep 5, 2018 • 12 min
How many times have you tried a sticker chart or a reward chart and it started out great, only to fizzle in a few days or weeks? Join me as I explain WHY that is and WHAT you can do about it. And don’t forget to go here to enter my contest until 9/30/18!…
100 Celebrating 100 episodes with an intro and contest!
Sep 4, 2018 • 20 min
To celebrate episode 100, I thought it would be a good idea to tell my listeners a little bit about myself for those who don’t already know. Listen all the way through this episode to find out information on how you can enter my 100th episode celebration…
99 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Manifesting what we want
Sep 3, 2018 • 7 min
Do you long for something that just isn’t happening? You may be missing one critical piece. In this episode, I share with you what that is, and you may be surprised to know that it’s not actually that complicated! And if you have not yet joined my FREE…
98 The power of overcoming your fears
Aug 31, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about a recent trip to a ropes/zip-lining course that I took my kids to (and did myself). It was so powerful to watch my son overcome his fears before my eyes and I also share the positive effect this trip had on me! And if you…
97 - 7 Reasons why you Should take your Teen to see Eighth Grade
Aug 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week. I was inspired to write this after I took my 13-year-old daughter to see it last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
96 A startling story from a college professor
Aug 29, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a story a college professor told me last week. It made me stop and wonder what in the world we as parents are doing? Are we setting our children up for success? And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you…
95 How you can set your child up for success this school year
Aug 28, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about how we can help to set our children up for success this school year, as well as the problem with the way our education system is structured. This is a good thing to think about to help us to keep it all in perspective. And if…
94 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) How are you showing up?
Aug 27, 2018 • 5 min
In this latest episode, I encourage you to take a closer look at how you are showing up to your child in regards to this school year. How you show up can have a strong impact on your child! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite…
93 Best Friends Forever!
Aug 24, 2018 • 7 min
This episode is dedicated to my best friend Janet, who celebrates her birthday the day after this episode airs. Join me as I talk about the value of friends as well as your tribe. As I always say, it takes a village to raise a child. And if you have not…
92 14 ways to make this school year a success!
Aug 23, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who listen at the gym, on the way to work, while walking, etc. so you don’t have to take the time to sit down and read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so…
91 A BIG question for you!
Aug 22, 2018 • 6 min
I aim to continually bring value to all of my listeners with each and every episode. Today, I ask a simple favor of you - to send me an email with your vote on a topic I cover in today’s episode. Email me at erin@erin-taylor.com and join my mailing list…
90 A nod to working moms
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 min
I was inspired to record this episode as a shout-out to working moms everywhere one day when I was feeling particularly stretched thin as a mom and business owner. May you find some encouragement and inspiration in my words. And if you have not yet joined…
89 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Where am I????
Aug 20, 2018 • 6 min
See if you can tell where I am recording this episode from. Hint: It is NOT where you might expect! I can’t say any more for fear of spoiling it for you :) And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can…
88 How P!nk can inspire us all
Aug 17, 2018 • 8 min
In today’s episode, I read my blog from last week that was inspired by some challenges that P!nk had on her Australian tour trying to juggle being a mom and a performer. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here,…
87 Help! My 3 year old won’t listen!
Aug 16, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I recall a conversation I had with a mom of a toddler boy, who has recently “found” his voice and as a result, does not want to listen to her, which is causing her a lot of stress and frustration. If this sounds familiar, I hope you find…
86 Help! I feel like my daughter is drifting away!
Aug 15, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a listener question who is stressed because her daughter is becoming a tween and feels like she is drifting away from her. Does this sound familiar? If so, I hope this episode gives you some peace and insights! And if you have…
85 Help! All I do is yell at my kids!
Aug 14, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a listeners question about how to stop yelling at her kids. If this resonates with you, I hope you find some ideas in this episode! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can…
84 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A late summer check-in with you
Aug 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going with you and mindfulness now that summer is well underway. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
83 Seeing consequences through to their natural conclusions
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I update you on the resolution of the consequence that my son was dealing with as a result of a poor decision he made at his birthday party. In this episode, I talk about how we moved through the situation, ultimately seeing it through to…
82 4 Reasons why Gratitude may be the answer to your problem
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode I read my latest blog about gratitude and how powerful it can be as a tool to help us out of a challenging situation. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
81 Set your intention and watch how the Universe has your back
Aug 8, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, I talk about an intention I set in the beginning of this summer and how it has all unfolded almost effortlessly. When we are aligned with our intentions, amazing things can happen! And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I…
80 A great partnership makes all the difference
Aug 7, 2018 • 10 min
Recently, we have had to make some new decisions regarding our oldest son. In this episode, I talk about how helpful it has been to work together with my husband to navigate this new territory. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I…
79 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Alone time is necessary
Aug 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to be alone, whether we are introverted or extraverted. This is the way we get to know ourselves and understand ourselves better and it vitally important. Join me as I talk about this topic! And if you…
78 Teens grow up before our eyes!
Aug 3, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode, I update you on our son’s first two weeks of driving and share how we allowed him to fly home by himself. It is astonishing to me how quickly he is growing up now that he has turned 16. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook…
77 4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Vacation
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week talking about how to get back on track after vacation. Here is the link to the free download I mentioned in this episode - https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/406855?v=7. And if you have not yet joined…
76 Not letting life mess up our self-care; getting back on track
Aug 1, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about my month of very heavy travel and what that has meant for my self-care routine. Also, how we can get back on track when we return home. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where…
75 Checking in with your kids to make sure you are on the same page
Jul 31, 2018 • 8 min
When we were on vacation last week, my son told me that I had been playing with them a lot on vacation, but not as much when we are at home. I was surprised, as I felt I had been doing a good job at home. But it can be challenging as a mom who works from…
74 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The importance of self-care
Jul 30, 2018 • 8 min
As a mom it can be so easy to push yourself so far down on your own list you forget you are even there! But that is detrimental to everyone. In today’s episode, I talk about why self-care is so important and what YOU can do about it! And if you have not…
73 It’s all about gratitude
Jul 27, 2018 • 8 min
Every so often, I have to talk about gratitude. It is literally the antidote to so many things we struggle with in life. It is darn hard to be grateful and depressed, or grateful and angry. It is the balm for our hurting souls. Join me as I explore…
72 Can kids learn life lessons at the beach?
Jul 26, 2018 • 7 min
You better believe they can! And even better, they can learn life lessons playing sports at the beach! Join me as I share some of the life lessons my son picked up this week playing in the Junior National Beach Volleyball tournament. This is my blog from…
71 Don’t be ships passing in the night
Jul 25, 2018 • 7 min
When you are an active family, it can be really easy for Mom and Dad to drift apart. But that helps no one. In this episode, I talk about how to avoid being ships passing in the night. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to…
70 New moms - give yourself a break!
Jul 24, 2018 • 10 min
I was talking with a mom recently who has a 2, 4 and 6 year old. She was feeling harried and stressed and it inspired me to talk to her and all moms of young ones in this episode. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do…
69 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) 3 deep breaths, pause and wisdom
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
The benefits of mindfulness have never been as evident as they are now, especially after hearing how the coach of the boy soccer team who was trapped in the Thai cave helped the boys to stay calm by meditating daily. Tune in as a take you through a very…
68 The Power of the Pause
Jul 20, 2018 • 8 min
Our kids can trigger us so easily sometimes. That is what happens in intimate relationships where we know each other so well; it’s human nature. But what can we do about it? There is a beautiful little gift called the Pause and in this episode, I talk…
67 A summer screen time plan for everyone
Jul 19, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog for those of you who like to listen on the go rather than sit down to read. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions…
66 The problem with time limits on screen-time
Jul 18, 2018 • 11 min
Do you ever tell your child they have five more minutes to play on their video game and come back five minutes later only to find that they have not gotten off the game? In this episode I break down why using strict time limits for screen time,…
65 The fine line between holding on and letting go of our teens
Jul 17, 2018 • 12 min
It can be so tough sometimes to know how much to let go of our growing teens. They are at a stage in life where it is normal to breakaway, but yet they are also interested in experimenting with new (sometimes not healthy) things. Join me as I explore how…
64 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Platform Technique revisited
Jul 16, 2018 • 9 min
Do you find it hard to fit meditation into your life daily? It can be hard to find a few minutes to sit quietly (and alone) to meditate. That’s why I love the Platform Technique so much and wanted to share it here once again. And if you have not yet…
63 Working, staying at home - it’s all a challenge
Jul 13, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on working from home this summer and trying to fit it all in. But I also share my deepest respect to full-time working parents (like my own parents were) as well as full-time-stay-at-home parents. We all deserve…
62 The value of creativity in our parenting
Jul 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog from last week, inspired by the view outside my hotel room window in Phoenix, AZ last week. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing…
61 Supporting your child to become a new driver
Jul 11, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share my thoughts on helping our children to become the best drivers they can be when they first learn. My son is spending this week with his driving lessons before he gets his permit, and I thought it would be a great topic to share!…
60 It’s all about perspective - with a very special guest!
Jul 10, 2018 • 7 min
I have a very special guest with me in today’s episode - my daughter! She showed me a very cool illustration she saw on a tv show and I asked her if she would come on to the podcast to talk about it! We hope you enjoy today’s episode! And if you have not…
59 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Review of the Calm App
Jul 9, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite apps, Calm. They also have a website, so you can access it on your computer as well as your phone, and you can check them out here - https://www.calm.com/. And if you have not yet joined my FREE…
58 Looking back on my son’s 16th birthday and the lessons he has taught me
Jul 6, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode (recorded on my son’s 16th birthday) I look back over the past 16 years and the lessons he has taught me as one of my greatest teachers. I hope that you find some useful nuggets here in this episode that you can use in your home! And if…
57 4 Steps to Make Summer a Success for Parents
Jul 5, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog helping parents to make this summer a success with their children. And if you have not yet joined my FREE facebook group, I invite you to do so here, where you can ask your most pressing parenting questions -…
56 A powerful speech by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds
Jul 4, 2018 • 6 min
Happy July 4th! In this episode, I share a powerful speech that Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds made at a recent show we went to. He shares his own struggle with depression and tells the audience that there is nothing weak about seeking help and…
55 A Parenting challenge, and two vastly different potential outcomes
Jul 3, 2018 • 13 min
This is one of my favorite episodes so far, as I talk about a woman who reached out for help to one of my colleagues. I believe many people can relate to her struggle and I wanted to share it with you. I also offer two vastly different potential outcomes…
54 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience
Jul 2, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation experiences - something that Oprah and Deepak offer several times a year for FREE. If you would like to purchase past experiences, you can do so here - https://chopracentermeditation.com/. The funny…
53 - Rise Up!
Jun 29, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I talk about the recent events surrounding immigrant children/families and what it has to do with our democracy in action. I offer a different viewpoint on this subject than you may have heard yet so tune in! And if you have not yet…
52 Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly
Jun 28, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, I read my latest blog, talking about technology and our kids. If you have not yet and would like to listen to our FREE summit: The Screen Machine; Navigating Technology in our Families, you can do so here -…
51 Talking about “On Children” by Kahlil Gibran
Jun 27, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I read to you one of my favorite poems and one that resonates so much with me as a parent. After, I talk about its meaning. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we…
50 “Playground Politics”
Jun 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about a Facebook Live I did in my FREE facebook group where I brought on a group member and we talked through a challenge she was having with helping her daughter navigate the playground and social dynamics in 4th grade. I share…
49 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Insight Timer App
Jun 25, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I review another one of my favorite meditation apps, Insight Timer. You can check out their app here - https://insighttimer.com/. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
48 Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to anxiety
Jun 22, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I share a story about how knowledge can empower you or your child when anxiety strikes. I hope it helps you! Check out my FREE resources for helping you with your anxious kiddos here - http://erin-taylor.com/free-resources/. And if you…
47 How to use natural consequences to discipline your child
Jun 21, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I read my blog from last week for those of you who are on the go and prefer to listen rather than read. This is part 3 of my series on discipline helping you to bring it all together. You can download my FREE worksheet for part 3 here -…
46 Summer is coming! Are you ready?
Jun 20, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share some ideas and insights about how you can make this a successful summer with your kiddos! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
45 A tip to reduce overwhelm when you feel it
Jun 19, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share a tip that helps me when a situation is making me feel overwhelmed. I hope it helps you, too! If you haven’t yet checked it out, please pick up my free worksheet on a technique called Box Breathing, which could also really help…
44 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A review of the Headspace App!
Jun 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I review one of my favorite meditation apps - Headspace! Andy Puddicombe and the folks at Headspace just celebrated having ONE MILLION subscribers so clearly I’m not the only one who loves it! Check out their app here -…
43 - The power of the pause when it comes to discipline
Jun 15, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I take a tip and dig deeper, helping you to see how pausing can benefit you and your child TREMENDOUSLY when you are trying to transform the way you use discipline in your home. I hope it helps you! I have a few FREE resources on…
42 How do YOU fit in to the art of discipline?
Jun 14, 2018 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I read my latest blog, part 2 in my discipline series, for those of you who prefer to listen on the go rather than sit down and read at the computer or on your phone. You can download part 2 of my FREE guide here -…
41 Class presentation tips for your nervous kiddos
Jun 13, 2018 • 7 min
I recorded this episode to share some tips that I gave to my daughter when she was prepping for and feeling nervous about her upcoming oral presentation for her class. I hope this helps those of you out there who have kids who get nervous about this same…
40 You only get one life - STOP putting it off!
Jun 12, 2018 • 7 min
I recorded this episode after thinking about how many moms I’ve met who put off the things that feed their souls while they are busy raising their children. I say “hogwash” to that - our kids will appreciate a happy, content, well-rounded mom even more…
39 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Beach and the Wonders of Negative Ions
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
I recorded this episode at the beach with my family. I explain why the beach is my happy and what negative ions have to do with it. Enjoy! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
38 Teens are Terrific!
Jun 8, 2018 • 9 min
I recorded this episode after an encounter I had with an adult who was lamenting teenagers. I think teens really are terrific and I had to share that with you today so you can lighten the load of a teenager in your life. And if you have not yet done so,…
37 Struggling with how to discipline your child?
Jun 7, 2018 • 12 min
I’m trying something new in this episode. Here, I am going to read my latest blog on discipline. Some people like to consume content by reading, others by watching and still others by listening. So for those of you who want to listen on the go, enjoy! But…
36 The benefits of nature
Jun 6, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I share some fun interactions we have had recently outside and talk about the benefits to being out in nature. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
35 - You can do it!
Jun 5, 2018 • 5 min
I felt called in this episode to give you a bit of encouragement. We all are working so hard to achieve what is important to us. Sometimes it’s a struggle and takes time and it can be easy to get discouraged. But I am here to tell you You Can Do It! And…
34 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Energy Clearing Technique
Jun 4, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I share with you an easy but powerful energy clearing technique that I learned from my yoga teacher. In case you need to see it to understand it, watch my youtube video on it here - https://youtu.be/6cwo9EFgQt0. And if you have not yet…
33 There are no shortcuts
Jun 1, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I talk about committing to something and doing it even when we don’t feel like it. This is necessary in parenting, and in life. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
32 Help! I need kid-friendly games on the iPad! Or do I?
May 31, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a mom who wrote to me asking for help entertaining her daughter while she brushed her hair in the mornings. Listen in as I answer her and how my suggestion worked for her! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook…
31 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 4
May 30, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share my final pillar of health. This one’s a biggie and if you haven’t listened to the prior three parts, go check them out as well! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -…
30 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 3
May 29, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I share my 3rd pillar of health in the hopes that it gives you some ideas and inspiration! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not…
29 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Meditation App Review
May 28, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share one of my favorite mindfulness apps for smartphones. It is called Simply Being. In this episode, I share how it works and how it can benefit you! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all…
28 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 2
May 25, 2018 • 11 min
I continue this 4 part series by sharing my second pillar of health. I hope this helps you! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here - http://erin-taylor.com/self-care/4-pillars-better-mom-better/ And if you have not yet done so,…
27 The 4 Pillars of Health, Part 1
May 24, 2018 • 9 min
I was inspired to share with you the 4 pillars of health that I came up with several years ago. In this episode, I talk about part 1. I hope you get something useful out of it! You can check out my blog and FREE download on this topic here -…
26 It Takes a Village
May 23, 2018 • 8 min
This episode was inspired by a women’s retreat called Rise Gathering that I spoke at this weekend. I hope you find some useful nuggets in here! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
25 Triumphant Mom Moments - Mom Allows her Toddler to be a Scientist!
May 22, 2018 • 9 min
In this first edition of this new segment, I share a powerful Triumphant Mom Moment when a mom realized that she needed to truly see what her son needed in that moment and allow him to become a scientist! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE…
24 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) Be the Observer of Your Life
May 21, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I explain how you can be both the participant and the observer of your life. When we do this, we allow ourselves the space to respond instead of react. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things…
23 The wonder of this world - do you appreciate it?
May 18, 2018 • 4 min
On my way home this evening, I was awestruck by what I heard in my back yard and I grabbed my phone to record this episode to share it with you. When was the last time you were awestruck and what were you awestruck about? If you haven’t recently, I…
22 Help! My son doesn’t want to go to Tball practice!
May 17, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I relate a conversation I had with a mom who was trying to move consciously through a challenge with her little boy. This mom did a fantastic job of supporting her son and I wanted to share her triumph in the hopes that it inspires some…
21 Help! My child doesn’t want to practice the violin!
May 16, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I talk about a question I got from a mom whose daughter was resisting practicing the violin. In my discussion with this mom, something very telling came out. I hope I give you some good food for thought in this episode. And if you have…
20 A Powerful Word for your Parenting Vocabulary
May 15, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I share a story about how a word helped me to navigate a frustrating situation with my son in a very smooth, productive manner. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group…
19 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) The Platform Technique
May 14, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode I share a powerful technique that will help you learn to “mind your mind.” I teach this to all of the parents I work with and I hope it is helpful for you, too! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all…
18 Happy Mother’s Day!
May 13, 2018 • 6 min
I wanted to offer thoughts on this Mother’s Day to each of you listening. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or anything else. I hope my words here bring you comfort, joy and gratitude today. And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group…
17 What does an iceberg have to do with my child?
May 11, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share a very powerful tool - one of my favorite parenting tools of all time. I teach this to my coaching clients, I use it in all of my workshops and anywhere else I can squeeze it in. I also wrote a blog about the iceberg, which you…
16 Teachers - give that challenging child a wink!
May 10, 2018 • 5 min
This episode was inspired by a teacher who called in to Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast and asked how teachers can make an impact in the life of a student in today’s world. I loved his answer so much that I wanted to share it with you here! And if you have not…
15 Help! Another adult is correcting my child in a way I don’t like!
May 9, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a mom’s question about how to deal with another adult who is correcting her child in a way she is not comfortable with. I hope this episode helps you if you have found yourself in this situation. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
14 Help! My 14 year old is drifting away from me!
May 8, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I help a mom to feel less stressed and anxious about her son pulling away from her a little bit. This is developmentally normal at this age, and in this episode I share some ideas of ways to connect in this new chapter of his boyhood. And…
13 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) A bedtime idea for your anxious kiddo
May 7, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I share a bedtime practice I began with my daughter when her worries started weighing heavily on her when she was 8 years old. This worked well for her and I hope it does for your child too! I’d love to know what you think - drop me an…
12 Help! I’m being pulled in a million directions!
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend and fellow mom about “The Myth of the Supermom.” Is there anyone who successfully fits this role? Here, I talk about the conclusions I came to about the most fulfilling way to live life,…
11 The Power of our Village
May 3, 2018 • 5 min
A conversation I had with a mom yesterday inspired today’s episode, where I talk about how important it is to reach out to our village when we are struggling. We are wired for connection and connect, we must! And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE…
10 Help! My child is overly sensitive!
May 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I share some common traits of highly sensitive people, also called empaths, from the amazing Dr. Judith Orloff, who can be found at www.drjudithorloff.com. I also share a powerful tool for empaths to use to protect their highly sensitive…
9 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) It Takes A Village!
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
This episode was inspired by two moms I met at my son’s beach volleyball tournament. Shout out to you guys - you know who you are! It does take a village to raise a child, so make sure you create your tribe. You deserve it! And so does your child. And if…
8 Help! How do I find time for me???
Apr 27, 2018 • 5 min
I recorded this episode on a walk in the woods behind my house, which is one way that I recharge my batteries. In this episode, I answer a mom’s question about how she can find time for herself with two little ones. I also wrote a blog on the importance…
7 Help! My child won’t listen to me!
Apr 26, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I answer another question emailed to me by a mom whose 6 year old son won’t listen to her and she is very frustrated. I share one of my favorite concepts - the Iceberg. Take a listen and I’d love to hear what you think! And if you have…
6 Help! My Spouse and I are NOT on the Same Parenting Page!
Apr 25, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode I share a response I gave to a mom who emailed me frustrated that she and her husband are not on the same parenting page. I realized that there are many, many parents feeling frustrated about this and decided to share my answer with all of…
5 What Qualities are you Instilling in your Young Athlete?
Apr 24, 2018 • 6 min
This episode was inspired by watching my son’s volleyball match against a team that was not nearly as talented as his team. I watched the sportsmanship displayed by him and his teammates and wanted to talk about what qualities we should be instilling in…
4 Mindfulness on Monday (MOM) - Box Breathing
Apr 23, 2018 • 6 min
Join me for my new segment called MOM (Mindfulness on Monday). In today’s episode, I share a powerful tool called Box Breathing. Take a few moments to listen in and add this to your parenting (and life!) toolbox! I recorded a video on my youtube channel…
3 The Power of Gratitude
Apr 22, 2018 • 9 min
Today I share the power of a gratitude practice and all the benefits you can experience from it. At the end, I offer you a challenge. Join me, won’t you? And if you have not yet done so, join my FREE facebook group where we talk all things parenting -…
2 MORE Ways to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety
Apr 18, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, I share some powerful tools to help younger and older children manage their anxiety. I also explain common symptoms of anxiety and what you as a parent can do when your child is anxious. Here are a few blogs and FREE downloads I wrote…
1 The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with your Child
Apr 13, 2018 • 13 min
In this first episode of Powerful Parenting for Today’s Child, I talk about how you can navigate and avoid power struggles with your child. I use a fabulous example that one of my clients had with her daughter recently. It is my hope that you get…
Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids (Trailer)
Apr 12, 2018 • 0 min
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