131 Boredom Buster and Creativity Builders for Kids

Help your kids bust boredom, build creativity, and have an awesome childhood!

Inspire your kids to bust boredom, build creativity, and have an awesome childhood! My new book, 131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders for Kids, will guide you on this journey. It is packed with activities to engage your kids, inspire their imagination, and encourage increased responsibility at home. Many of the ideas are family favorites–so we […]

Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders

Love Talks: 3 Creative Conversation Starter Books in 1

Discover a series of creative conversation starter books that will draw you closer as a couple!

Love Talks, is  a set of conversation starter books that will inspire you and your partner to draw closer together than ever before. Whether you are newly dating or approaching your golden anniversary, these creative conversation starters are sure to generate joy, deep conversation, and many happy memories! And the best part is that you can […]

Conversations Starters Book

131 Conversations That Engage Kids

A new book on family conversation and a free gift--if you act fast :)

Hey Everyone! If you read my last post,then you know that I have taken a break from my regular blogging schedule in order to try a few publishing experiments. With that said, I am excited to share my latest project–a book of fun, funny, and engaging conversations starters for families. If you act fast, you can get the […]

Catching Up In 2017

Taking time to breathe, creating family adventures, and a new book experiment!

Jenny and I didn’t mean to vanish from the blogging world. It just sort of happened. With the addition of baby Emmalynn to our family–amid a number of other changes–life kept getting busier. The good news is that we haven’t completely disappeared. The two of us simply stepped away for a few months to catch our breath. Some […]

Catching up in 2017

Clinging to Faith: How I Survived Body Dysmorphic Disorder’s Horror and Started Living

7 tips to help you shy away from unhappiness when the going gets tough!

Looking at the quality of my present life, I couldn’t help but overlook the traumatizing experience that once impaired my ability to live, laugh, love, and appreciate the good things in life. I view it as something more nasty than Paul George’s lower right leg injury back in one of Team USA’s scrimmage in 2014. […]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Finding Good With Childlike Wonder–Link-up #30

Children are experts at finding good in everyday events of life. It was the Summer of 2011, and I was on a daddy daughter date with my girls at Coronado Bay. This happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. Coronado bridge is a massive, 2.1 mile structure that connects San Diego to the […]

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Catching Foxes–Link-up #29

Simple ways I'm growing this week.

I took a deep breath and let out a sigh. Immediately, I wished that I could take the sigh back. Sighing is a bad habit. I sigh when I feel stressed. I sigh when life becomes rushed. And, I sigh when little annoyances come my way. On this particular morning, I felt hurried. Whenever possible, I  plan pockets of down […]

Catching Foxes

Don’t Quit, Try This Instead–Link-up #28

Every Friday, when I visit one of my favorite Link-ups at The Bloggers Pit Stop, I am greeted with the words, “You have not failed until you quit trying.” This anonymous quote has become a favorite. It is a reminder to me that hard work in writing is normal, so don’t quit. Another favorite quote […]

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Family Conversations Team-up and Link-up #27

Back in January, I proclaimed 2016 as my year of teamwork. It has awesome experiencing the power of teamwork in action with the launch of my latest book on creative family conversations.  Here is what has happened so far! 20 Family Conversations Over Dinner In addition to writing an incredible review, Pat Fenner from www.PatAndCandy.com, asked if she could […]

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Smiling, Sipping Coffee, and Breathing Deeply–Link-up #27

Your permission to relax and practice good self-care this week!

“You cannot impart to others that which you do not possess.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Barry Lord, a favorite professors while I was in graduate school. This quote is also the reason I am smiling, sipping coffee, and breathing deeply this week. After three glorious months of leave, today I  make my return to […]

Smiling, Sipping Coffee, and Breathing Deeply