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S.M.A.R.T. Goals – Episode 92

Are you thinking about what you REALLY want for the coming year? Join April and Saren for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.

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Book Summary: The Happiness Project

With a straightforward tone that is both reassuring and inspiring, Rubin reassures us that with focus and dedication, finding greater happiness is totally achievable.

Stick these leadership lessons to the roofs of your kids' mouths.

Book Summary: Peanut Butter Principles

As parents, we all wish we had been given an Owner’s Manual when we left the hospital with our first-born child, and probably each child after that–each model has it’s own unique characteristics and requires a little different approach, right? This book is packed with principles that we can teach to our children that will “stick to them like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.”

Book Summary: The Miracle Morning

Anny Quail share the details of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life (Before 8 am)–a book she is passionate about because it changed her life.

We CAN grow, even when it feels like we're surrounded by rocks!

Six Reasons Moms “Can’t Thrive”: Episode 7

In this episode, April and Saren discuss the top six reasons moms give for why they feel they can’t move forward with their personal goals and aspirations. Plus they share tried-and-true ways to get past these issues and really thrive.

Book Summary: Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After is the recently released book by Trista Sutter, who is most widely known for her role on the television show The Bachelor and as the original Bachelorette. This book really opened my eyes to what true gratitude is–that developing a grateful heart has more to do with our perspectives and how we choose to see things.

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Karate Kid Lesson

My 7-year old is a disaster…when it comes to organizing, that is. Step One was getting her to realize things don’t belong under the couch, on the couch, or in the middle of the kitchen. That’s when we introduced the Karate Kid method.

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Streamlining Our Kids’ Stuff

With our eyes turned to mom-centric organization, we can’t let a day go by without saying something about organizing our children’s “stuff”. From double strollers to sports equipment, dealing with our children’s “stuff” is something we have to face.

How can you create space in the new year?

A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals

I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years is that there’s an amazingly powerful process that helps me […]

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Is Your Child a Success?

Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi’s reaction to the passing grade his son, Aria, earned in math put them both on the Today Show. After seeing this father’s reaction (and the effect it had on his son), Allyson realized again how important it is to understand there are varying definitions of “success”, and to celebrate those successes like crazy.