Saturday, April 13, 2019

“Raising Happy Healthy Christian Kids” Parenting Summit Replay!

I am delighted to announce a Full Replay of ALL the interviews for 5 days ONLY.  This will be from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 Aprildirectly following the Easter weekend.

There is room for guests to join us!  Who will you share this with?  Forward this email, or copy and paste the below information. You can even highlight your favorite interviews from the list below.

But please do it NOW.  New listeners will need to have signed up on by Friday 19 April to be guaranteed access to the replay period.

Let’s explore parenting and educating your child in line with God’s vision! 21 experts share their wisdom in a free online Interview Series. Raising Happy Healthy Christian Kids, hosted by Kate Cavanagh Opt In Now and definitely before the Easter weekend to hear these speakers:

In order of appearance:
Katie Kimball
Setting up dinner-time for success and cooking with your kids
Becky Ramsey
Finding God as an expatriate Mom in France
Tracy Cutchlow
Discovering our toddlers' needs and intentions
Dawn Sadler
How to Tame the Chaos, Focus on What Matters, and Get the Right Things Done
Allison Gingras
God's call to Adopt, one Christian Mother's story
Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith
Finding Restorative Rest
Lindsay Schlegel
Living Motherhood as a daughter of God
Dr Colleen Carroll
Achieving "screen freedom" at home
Wendy Snyder
Increasing connection, co-operation and respect with your children
Rachel Martin
Changing the direction of a (difficult) day
Lynn Finnegan
Our relationship with the earth 
Colleen Duggan
Attending Mass with our children
Angie Tolpin
Keeping God at the centre of our pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum journey
Andrea Olson
Early Potty Training
Rachel Bainton
Godly Play, and wood carving
Kate Stephens
How to set up our home for young children using Montessori educational theory
Mary Lenaburg
Being brave with God close-by - one Mum's experience of caring for her severely disabled daughter
Chris Mooney
Educating a child with dyslexia: one Mum’s journey
Jill Savage
Keeping our marriages strong
Dr Wendi McKenna
Tummy time, and working towards a family "mission-statement"
Christie Purifoy
Placemaking - nurturing places as a way to help our families be held in God's goodness
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dreams for our Families: Parenting Summit

 We've all spent time seeking God’s hopes and dreams for our children.

Has anyone ever told you that you are doing an AMAZING job as a parent, while also caring enough about your family to give you some tips to ENJOY your days a little more and ENCOURAGE you to ask for God’s help to grow into a MORE EXPERIENCED parent?!  

Hmmmmm, I'm thinking this isn't so common.....

That is why I was so thrilled when my friend Kate Cavanagh told me she was hosting an interview series about parenting with God’s help, which is actually born out of her own experience in Montessori education .

Kate was surprised at how difficult she found Motherhood and realized that her path out of overwhelm lay in accessing GREAT parenting resources AND taking the time to share her heart with wise friends.

And this is exactly what Kate is offering in this Christian Parenting Summit:  Real conversations, deep listening, and lots of compassion. It’s called “Raising Happy Healthy Christian Kids:  How to parent and educate your child in line with God’s Vision”.     

And I have a complimentary ticket for you to attend.  That’s right, it’s completely free!  You can register using this link   And hey, you'll be able to listen to it from your couch, your kitchen, or on the go.

These interviews with parenting experts are short, real and raw.  ( annnnnnnnd......I'm along them! How awesome - - and humbling - - to have been asked by Kate to participate!! )

They are coaching style conversations which are designed to help us apply the experts’ knowledge to our real lives.  They cover topics as diverse as toddler tantrums, teaching children to cook, growing in our identity as parents, realizing we are loved for who we are And in my case, a discussion of homeschool balance and teaching your child with learning differences including my new book!

Sign up right here to listen for yourself!

This series is for women who want to relax into Motherhood with the grace and joy that God offers us, but who are challenged by the many obstacles of our everyday life.  For people who are curious to look at their parenting or grandparenting, and themselves, and their children, through God’s loving eyes.
Until next time,

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PS Kate “gets it”, she knows we need to take a deep breath and apply parenting theory in a way that is grace-filled and flexible for our individual families. This is a powerful combination, and here’s the link one last time

Monday, February 25, 2019

Homeschool and Scripture:A Catholic Millennial’s Guide to the Bible

Today's post is written and shared
with us by my < new and lovely > friend,
Alexandria Robinson, of The Genesis Feminist.
I'm privileged to introduce you to Alexandria,
if you don't yet know her, her wonderful blog
and her soon-to-be-released book,
And to Alexandria's friends and readers who are visiting,
a hearty welcome! I hope you'll stay and become regulars here!

One of the most important things we can do is invest in the next generation and parents who homeschool know this well. There are a plethora of reasons to homeschool your child but my favorite is the investment in their faith. Raising children in our modern world is tremendously difficult with all the things competing for their attention. One of the most important things a parent can do is to give their child a faith-filled foundation for the rest of their lives. This is easier said than done, especially with teenagers and young adults.

One of the greatest ways to support their faith is to teach them the importance of regular Scripture reading. Spending time in the Word of God will serve them well as they go through college, early professional life, and starting families of their own. But convincing someone who isn’t keen on their faith in the first place to spend time reading the Bible is almost impossible. I wrote A Catholic Millennial’s Guide to the Bible to help answer some of the most common objections to Scripture reading that young people face today. In the book, I share about how the sciences can only exist because God exists, contrary to the notion that one can either believe in religion or believe in science. The truth is, the natural world is created by God with order, structure, and balance. Scientific theories are forever theories without being able to replicate the experiment and getting the same result: order, structure, balance.

I also share the all-important, how? So many of us mean well when it comes to our faith journey, but without the right tools to assist us, we falter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had the idea that I want to read the Bible in a year or read 5 chapters a day and I just can’t maintain that. Young people are prone to ambitious thought and this can sometimes translate into their relationship with the Lord. Some kids are perfectionists and get very worked up when they don’t meet the standards they have imposed upon themselves. Some think they can’t be successful in the goal so they don’t try in the first place. In the book, I talk about how to establish a simple and attainable routine to Bible time which will help them throughout all stages of life.

A Catholic Millennial’s Guide to the Bible can help homeschool parents root their young people in Christ. We know that the world bombards us with negativity, pain, and disappointment. The Lord offers us healing, wisdom, and joy through his Word. I am of the opinion that the Bible is one of the most underutilized resources by my generation. We are so full of hope, yet we are easily distracted and disappointed by the world around us. That’s why I work every day to develop my relationship with the Lord. I know that where human beings will fail, my God is with me always. As young people face new challenges the best thing we can do for them is to pass on the gift of faith to the next generation. My book is a tool to help convince young people of the importance of cultivating a relationship with their God and King.

Alexandria Robinson is the author of the new book, A Catholic Millennial’s Guide to the Bible. In it, she explains how to the Word of God is relevant to our lives in the modern day, the Church’s relationship with Scripture throughout history, and how the Bible came to be. It is written by and for young Catholic laity to encourage them on their long journey home to our Heavenly Father. It will make a great Lenten read or Easter gift. For more on Alexandria, check out her blog at

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web!

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 Here’s to productive days ahead!!
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Productivity tips for real people: << my e-planner and much more>>


What would you do with a 25-hour day?

Squeezing more time out of the ol’ 24 hours a day - 
especially if you cook for your family every day,
 keep your house clean(ish), plus hold down a job to pay all the bills - is hard.

You’ve tried googling "productivity tips" but you see ideas suited 

for C-level executives or young singles with boundless energy. 
Which isn’t you, right now.

I have something to help, something created by people who understand 

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Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,


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