How to Help Your Child “Try Harder”

Watching your child give a half-hearted effort is frustrating. Whether it’s in school, sports, or chores, parents are always looking or answers on how to help their kids “try harder.” There is no magic pill for motivation, but there are some key components to boosting your child’s effort. The first step is to recognize that.. ....more

Wellness and Pampering – The Power of Self-Care

You strive to take care of your family to the best of your ability, but what about you? Did you know that regular wellness and pampering could have a positive impact on your health? Doctors have known for years the toll stress can take on a body ....more

8 Steps to a Smooth School Re-Entry

Whether you’ve been counting the days until school starts in anticipation or dread, there’s no doubt that the new year always comes with changes and re-adjustments. If you struggle with back-to-school challenges, here’s a few thoughts to help with the re-entry. Be a stickler about sleep ....more

15 Ways to be Happier and Healthier

We all search for ways to make our lives simpler, happier, and healthier. As parents, we tend to put all of our needs aside while raising our children, and forget that there are ways to not only make us happier and healthier, but our entire families. Deep breathes – many say that living in the.. ....more

10 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

One of the best gifts you can give your child is a positive understanding of his own self-worth. This is the armor your child wears as she ventures out into the world and encounters people who will work at tearing down her self-esteem. This is the armor he will wear long after you are gone,.. ....more

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Marriage

This past weekend my oldest daughter got married. The hurry and scurry of wedding preparations began 6 months ago as we searched for a dress and a place to have the wedding. Besides the wedding planning, there has been the emotional prep and the stress of change ....more

Do You Feed Your Child The Best Fruit For A Healthy Lifestyle?

Strawberries are so good, I can eat them for breakfast, for snack, or even for dessert....more

Why Doing What is GOOD is Not Always BEST

You probably took one look at the title of this post and thought, “Huh?” Let me explain it by beginning with a quote from Erma Bombeck, who said, quite simply: No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I think that we would all agree that making the bed is a good thing,... Read More » Author information Janis Janis Meredith has been a coach's wife for 28 years and a sports mom for 20 ....more

Do You Know How Eggs Affect Your Child’s Health?

Eggs have always been my go-to snack/meal when I am tired and my son is hungry....more