10 Tips For Raising Confident Kids

raising confident kids to go into the world as confident adults

With every passing day, it seems like our mainstream culture becomes more complex and, therefore, more difficult to navigate. As adults, it’s tough to keep up with the top news stories, stay in the loop at our kids’ schools, maintain a thriving business, and support a loving home. If we’re having trouble keeping everything straight, can you imagine how our …

You Need To Eat A Burger

Why do people think it’s ok to make comments about a skinny person’s body or ask if we ever eat or “whisper” (cause we hear you) to your friend, “She needs to eat a burger or something!”  Cause we ALL know if someone said, “YOU ARE A FAT ASS” all hell would break loose.  And just so you know, we …

Make A Self-Love Resolution This Year

It’s a new year, and as many people make resolutions to make lifestyle changes, get out of debt, spend time with loved ones and just overall be a better them, I sit and make goals on spending more time with God and myself.  Yes, this year is going to be all about ME!  It’s all about making and keeping a …

Hillsong Kids – Can You Believe It!?

Children's Worship Music by Hillsong Kids

Are you looking for fun and energizing music to have children listen to and bless their life?  Enter to win or purchase a DVD filled with Children’s Worship songs to teach and touch the heart of your child.  I had the pleasure of working with Hillsong Kids and their latest DVD, Can You Believe It!? Songs Of Truth is a …

That Time I Got Called A Racist

The Time I was called a racist

Photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash A loss of innocence and the swift lesson in racism from your “friends” Disclaimer: This story won’t be funny or cheerful, and my better self doesn’t emerge for a few more posts. However, I would fail the readers miserably if I hid this story to protect the ugly parts of my journey. We all have ugly; …

What Is Your Favorite Color?

What is your favorite color?  Fashion Diva Girl started our dinner conversation on Sunday with this question.  After church, we headed to The Lanai At Mamalabay to have linner (late lunch, early dinner). So, here we were sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather in Hawaii and watching the waves when this question came about.  Of course we each took turns sharing …

Excuse Me, My Hair Is Normal Hair

“What do you mean you can’t braid her hair?  It’s normal hair.”  That started a conversation in our home.  A dialogue between my husband and child that I silently sat at the table and watched the frustration on my child’s face.  Normal hair?  Hmmmm….what is “normal” hair?  Cause, girlfriend, mine is ALL the way normal. You see, my daughter braids …

Be A Ray Of Sunshine For Others

Being there and encouraging others.

Self-esteem is how we feel about our self, but we can help other’s boost their self-esteem as well.  This post will talk about ways we can encourage our children to help a friend, classmate or teammate improve their self-esteem.  Yes, your child can assist in enhancing self-esteem in the classroom. About a year ago my daughter came home talking about …