Where Love Is…

Love runs deeper than many people realize, and the outcomes of love are significant. We all recognize when we don’t feel loved or when we have a hard time feeling love for someone who isn’t behaving lovingly. But, what we don’t often recognize is that love isn’t something that can be turned on and off …

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Podcast 70 – Transforming Hearts Through Love

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it takes to change negative behavior at the root of the problem: where someone’s heart is at. How do you inspire and teach a change of heart in your children and yourself? Listen in for a 4-step process to achieve relationships based on love!

“I Love You No Matter What”

Children need to feel love from their parents more than ever before. And, our neighbors need love too. That unconditional, deep and abiding love will help our children weather the storms of life. Love is the truth that fills the soul and gives life hope and meaning. Maybe, during this time of social and political …

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Podcast 13 – Creating A Loving Family Environment

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what real love looks and feels like in a family setting, how that love can and should be utilized, and the difference and similarities between romantic love and familial love. They touch on what it feels like when the proper love isn’t present, along with skills that can be used to bring that proper, deep love into family relationships. 

Mother giving high five to daughter

Praising For Real

I once had a reader say that praising didn’t come naturally for her. In fact, she thought praising seemed fake and annoying. She wrote:

I don’t want to be a cheerleader, always saying “Good job” no matter what—I want to say things that really matter, that I really believe, that are true. I guess what makes it hard is when I know (or think I know) that I’ve taught them how to do something better than they have done it, or that they should be capable of doing some things without always having to be praised for it.

Moon shining in the clouds and stars

Families Of Light

“Mommy, what makes the moon shine?”askedmy six-year-old daughter, Londyn. “The moon reflects the light of the sun,” I responded. After a brief discussion about the moon and the sun, I realized that her question was really profound. Innocence almost always finds truth.I’m grateful for that.The moon reflects the light from the sun. It never turns its back on the sun either.It always faces it.The moon loses light when things get in the way, like the earth.The moon has the power to control the tides on the earth; the very thing that gets in the way.

Love Begins at Home

“Love begins at home.” – Mother Teresa I absolutely love this quote for its power and simplicity. A child’s first lessons in love are in the home. They will base all other relationships throughout their lives on the quality of love they received from their parents and siblings. From their experiences at home, they will …

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Girl with flower bouquet

Slow Down, Mom


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,

‘Oh excuse me please’ was my reply.

He said, ‘Please excuse me too;

I wasn’t watching for you.’

We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story !