From the category archives:


What Kind of Day Are You Creating for Yourself?

November 1, 2012

Doug and I were camping and literally ‘driving off the beaten track’ last week in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. We camped in Hawk Canyon, one of our favorite places in the park. We went there because the wind was gusting hard, making it impossible for me to relax and enjoy where we were. When […]

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Get Out of the House…and Play!

October 8, 2012

Doug and I recently returned from visiting my brother and his wife in Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park. To add to the excitement, we took our 5-year-old grandson Sebastian. This is Sebastian’s first airplane flight since he was an infant, and I don’t know which of us is more excited – him […]

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Tip #5 ~ The Importance of Being Adventurous with Your Child

August 13, 2012

Today is the first day of my book giveaway and I have a new video for you. You can read about both below. “Joyous Child Joyous Parent” Book Giveaway From now until midnight, Friday, August 24, I am giving all of my printed books away for F.REE. And you are welcome to get additional copies […]

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How to Have More Fun with your Child

August 9, 2012

I’m going to the gym this morning with my wonderful son Orion where we regularly attend one of our favorite gym classes together. We both look forward to our Friday morning gym date and all the “it hurts so good pain” and the great conversation we share. REMINDER: JOYOUS CHILD JOYOUS PARENT BOOK GIVEAWAY!! From […]

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What is happening now…

December 8, 2011

I have wanted to write to you for a while now to let you know what I’m up to, what’s happening with me since I last wrote to you. At the end of June, when I returned from my solo journey in the Balkans, I realized a huge shift had happened within me. The person […]

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Children Learn Best with ‘Real Toys’

May 24, 2011

Do you ever feel swamped in plastic toys that have a way of multiplying when you turn your back? Then they hold your child’s attention only moments until he is on to the next thing? Most children have too many toys in general; and most of these toys do not encourage or support children’s optimum […]

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