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Study Links Childhood Obesity and Sleep Deprivation children education family life fat loss fitness habits inspiration mental health parenting selfcare time management values weight loss Apr 26, 2013

Last night, around midnight, it was snowing, an unusual site in Kansas City in April. I went outside to enjoy the site and invited everyone else in the household to join me. It was coming down as fast as rain and my two dogs raced around the back yard as I laughed at their antics. I know the...

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Moms, Media, Mayhem, and Future Reward character children education family life fun habits inspiration mental health parenting time management values working moms Jan 09, 2013

Today's parents are not the first to grapple with media use but they are the first ones to deal with the massive increase in media availability. It's not just a TV in one room in the house anymore. By age three, one third of children in the U.S. have a television in their room. Videos can be...

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Making Wise Choices as Time Flies character education exercise family life fitness fun holidays inspiration nutrition parenting time management values Dec 30, 2012

As another year comes to an end, it is customary to reflect on how we want to improve our lives in the new year. Life goes better when we live intentionally rather than being pulled by whatever a day happens to bring. Making strategic choices about our health, friendships and work help us to...

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Weight Loss and Family Fun During Holidays (and Everyday) build muscle character children diet exercise fat loss fitness goals habits holidays values weight loss Oct 31, 2012

We are just about to officially begin the holiday season. If you have diet and exercise goals, you may be starting to make a mental list of what you are going to do to combat the five pounds that the average person puts on during the holidays and sadly never takes off. You'd like to enjoy the...

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3 Questions to Ask about your Child's Development character children diet exercise family life fitness fun goals inspiration nutrition parenting time management values working moms Oct 19, 2012

We're busy people with lots of responsibilities. Among all those activities that capture our time and attention, parenting is the one job we all want to get right. It deserves our time and attention so let us take a few moments to reflect on the kind of people our children are becoming. Here are...

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