It is okay to be a “NO” mom.

LucysnowMarch2013Take it from Lucy: don’t put anything in your ear but your elbow.

My apologies for being a little bit late with this week’s parenting mission and vlog. We had a mini health related adventure, which I explain in the video, that threw me off of my normal recording schedule. (It is always something, right?)

Anyway, a day late, but here is this week’s parenting video and reminder to myself that sometimes it is okay to be a NO mom. In fact, it might be vital to keeping things from getting too complicated around here.

So, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of your favorite brew, and give yourself a time out for the next 7 minutes as I invite you to join me in this week’s parenting mission:

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Monday mission: parenting with a positive attitude {vlog}

Hello!  It is Monday, which means it is time for another Monday Mission.

This week I’m talking with you about keeping a positive attitude and smiling, even during the mundane tasks of parenting and adulthood. 

It is easier said than done, for sure!  That’s why I’m making it my focus this week.

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Monday mission: connect with your kids on their level.


At the end of 2013 I started giving myself Monday Missions – easy tasks to do and gentle reminders for the week ahead to help make things simpler for me and the kids. It turns out that what helps me also helps some of you, so I dusted off my YouTube channel and have begun to record some simple vlogs for you.

So, here we are, grab your morning cup of coffee and join me for five minutes of parenting inspiration as we begin our week:

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