Soft Answer

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016
Soft Answer

A dear friend of mine has an autistic grandson. I know this boy. When he was a toddler, I took care of him two hours each week during church so his parents could attend classes. I did that for year.  This little boy really struggled. He would have terrible outbursts and sometimes scream and cry […]

Gottman 7 Principles Retreat at Bryce Canyon

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016
Gottman 7 Principles Retreat at Bryce Canyon

I love the vibe in Bryce Canyon. I love the vibe in a Gottman workshop.  I can’t wait to combine the two! My husband and I have been reviewing all the Gottman 7 Principles exercises together recently, and we have made some really wonderful discoveries that have brought us closer, calmer, and more content.  There is no […]

Gottman Workshop at Bryce Canyon

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016
Gottman Workshop at Bryce Canyon

I love the vibe in a Gottman workshop.  I love the vibe in Bryce Canyon. I can’t wait to combine the two! Mark and I have been reviewing all the Gottman 7 Principles exercises together recently, and we have made some really wonderful discoveries that have brought us closer, calmer, and more content.  There is no such […]

Time for a Time Out?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016
Time for a Time Out?

Let’s talk about re-creation.  It’s a brilliant word. A profound thing to do. When things are heating up with your spouse, your child, or coworker, it’s a really good idea to create a “time out” for yourself.   Stressful conversations and events can greatly diminish brain function, spiraling conversations into reactive, hurtful episodes instead of constructive, […]

Christmas TIME

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015
Christmas TIME

I was chatting with my friend last night. She was up to her eyeballs in Christmas week. My husband and I had been skiing in the morning, did some Christmas chores in the afternoon, and enjoyed a fun evening downtown when those chores were done. “How could you possibly have time to go skiing?” she […]

When Baby Comes Home…

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015
When Baby Comes Home…

What did you expect parenthood to be like? I remember my dreams for motherhood. Many definitely came true, exceeding my expectations. In other ways, reality hit me like a brick wall. I mean, I had a mom and a dad. I had 10 siblings! I watched my parents work very very hard to raise us, […]

Christmas Is Coming…

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015
Christmas Is Coming…

Every year I am more and more sure. I want my giving at Christmas to be about experiences, not things. I want to share the joy of that kind of giving with you. Today only, every class currently offered on knowhowmom.com website will be an additional 25% off the early bird price. That includes Active […]

Parenting By Nature, Part 2

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015
Parenting By Nature, Part 2

We invest a lifetime, and close to a fortune sometimes, rasing our children.  There may be some simpler ways. On my hike to Lake Blanche this morning, I came across these two sweet people. Dad and his son were out doing this challenging hike together. They let me take their picture, and, they let me […]

If Not Now, When?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015
If Not Now, When?

The time will never be “just right”.   As I look back on my life and forward to my future, and I include the things I wish I had accomplished, or did accomplish, or want to accomplish, the time is/was never “just right”! Life is chock full of time.  And yet we never have enough […]

A Freebie that will Change your Parenting Life!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015
A Freebie that will Change your Parenting Life!

Nothing made a bigger difference in my parenting life than good education.  I needed help in improving the peace in my head and in my home.  I wanted to like my kids, and myself!  Taking a reputable, research based parenting class can be one of the best things you can do for your family. Active […]