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Practical advice and helpful tips on navigating the seasons of motherhood.

4 Rules for Loving Your ‘Blues’

4 Rules for Loving Your ‘Blues’

Taylor was my most difficult child for a season because he was just so different from me! I didn’t understand why he reacted to people or situations the way that he did. It was frustrating and sometimes embarrassing for me as a mom. Once I learned about the...

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WT 136: Help! My “Blue” Kid Is Making Me Melancholy

WT 136: Help! My “Blue” Kid Is Making Me Melancholy

Organized, thoughtful, loyal, precise. Our “blue” kids will grow up to be incredible leaders one day. The only problem is … today may not be that day. In this episode of Wire Talk, Karen and Sunny address questions from listeners all about the blue, or melancholy, temperament. From how to balance their need for quiet with your family’s activities to addressing their mood swings without catering to them, this is one episode packed with practical advice for all you moms of little Eeyores! 

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Stop Buying Them So Many Things!

Stop Buying Them So Many Things!

The best way to teach your child to be grateful is to STOP buying them so many things.  Our children are entitled and spoiled (and yes, I’m including my own kids in that statement!) If you’re reading this blog post, that means you have internet access and free time...

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WT 135: How Do I Teach My Kids Gratitude?

WT 135: How Do I Teach My Kids Gratitude?

How many times have you coached your child to say, “thank you” during the younger years? While teaching a two year old to respond politely is one task, teaching a 14 year old to be grateful for opportunities and possessions is entirely another. On today’s episode Sunny and Karen answer your questions about instilling gratitude in our children’s hearts. Make sure you have your close-toed shoes on mommas, Karen may step on a few toes in this one!

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Being An Advocate For Your Child

Being An Advocate For Your Child

On Wire Talk this past week we invited my good friend Christy Bennett on the show. Christy is a mother and an occupational therapist who shared her insights with us on sensory-based disorders. Whether you have a child with sensory-based behavior or not, I think you’ll...

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Equipping Our Daughters to Respond to Mean Girls

Equipping Our Daughters to Respond to Mean Girls

Mean girls are a sad fact of life; and if she hasn’t already, your daughter is going to encounter mean girls more than once growing up. Girls start this mean girl act as early as kindergarten, but definitely by 3rd grade you need to have a conversation with your...

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WT133: What Do I Do About Mean Girls?

WT133: What Do I Do About Mean Girls?

We may love to quote Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, but no one thinks it’s funny when you encounter a mean girl in real life. On Wire Talk today Sunny and Karen answer your questions all about girl drama. From playdate peer pressure to the high school hierarchy, how do you equip your daughter to handle mean girls and the yuck that inevitably comes along with some female relationships? Whether your daughter is 3, 13 or 30, tune in to hear Karen’s thoughts, and be encouraged that you can mother with confidence through these difficult times.

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Motivating Your ‘Green’ Child

Motivating Your ‘Green’ Child

Greens can be hard to motivate. The more we as moms try to micromanage them, the more they dig their heels into the ground and their stubborn streak comes out. As my kids were growing up here are a few things that helped me motivate my loveable (and sometimes lazy)...

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WT 132: Gaining Understanding of Our Greens

WT 132: Gaining Understanding of Our Greens

Peaceful, easy-going, conflict-avoiders … however you describe them, to a parent who doesn’t understand their motivations, ‘green’ kids can be a mystery. Today Karen and Sunny discuss teaching our greens to take responsibility for themselves when they are younger and how we can help them handle the pressures that come along with high school when they get older. Whether or not you have a green child, we think you’ll learn something new when you tune in. 

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