Have a Longevity Outlook When it Comes to Parenting

Parents (moms especially) sometimes get upset over small, insignificant things. I’m just being real. Stuff like flipping out over a dirty counter, but not acknowledging the beautiful art made for me by the child who made the mess. Yes, I’ve done it. Our pastor calls it “majoring in the minors”. We’ve been programmed to strive … Continue reading Have a Longevity Outlook When it Comes to Parenting

Monday Mom Tip!

Today's tip comes with a side of bad timing.  I really should have told you this in September or something.  Anyway, here it is: Stay a month ahead of the holidays! I mean, really, who can argue with that?  I'm a state employee and an entrepreneur.  So my pay schedule tries to run my household.  … Continue reading Monday Mom Tip!

Stressed About the Holidays? Try these tips from “How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18”!

The holidays can be something else!  Planning, cooking, cleaning, parenting!  Everything tries to intensify & become overwhelming.  But it doesn't have to be that way!  Try these tips to go from distressed to de-stressed! I.  Family calendar taking a beating?  Yeah, this time of year can be stressful because it seems like everyone is putting … Continue reading Stressed About the Holidays? Try these tips from “How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18”!

Confession: The Crazy Old Lady Was Right All Along!

When I was growing up, my mom would call herself a "crazy old lady".  Then again, she'd call her mom that, too!  Even though that may seem like a derogatory saying, she'd say it with respect.  It was usually in phrases like, "That crazy old lady outsmarted me again!" or "Little girl, you better listen … Continue reading Confession: The Crazy Old Lady Was Right All Along!

INCREDIBLE Announcement!

My book is now available in print & as an ebook!  I'm so excited !!!!  I want to say thank you for hanging in there with me.  I have some of the best people in the world to work with & once again the team has produced something GREAT!  So, grab a copy for you … Continue reading INCREDIBLE Announcement!

Book update!

Hi good people, I know you're wondering:  Tonya, you said the book, Are We There Yet?  How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18, would be out by now!  What's up?  I'll tell you what's up.  I put too much in it!  Don't get me wrong, I want every parent to have useful … Continue reading Book update!

10 Time Snatching Tips for Moms

Moms are overachievers by nature.  The person who is the hub of the home and the manager of the household is surely a living, breathing phenomenon!  So how can I help you get more out of your day?  Here are some moments of time you may be missing out on. 1.  Nap Time Nap time="What … Continue reading 10 Time Snatching Tips for Moms

Abba, My Father

Have you ever been excited for no "tangible" reason?  I am having a great day.  I really hope you did, too!  Please share about yours below!  It started with new experiences, meeting new people & doing new things by making new efforts.  I decided to take my two youngest to VBS.  No big deal, right?  … Continue reading Abba, My Father

How to Steal Time to Write (and an update on my new book)

Just an update:  I've been working on this book (Are We There Yet?  How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18) for about a month & I've come across some really interesting requests!  I've met moms of boys who want odor removing advice, moms with eye-rolling kids who want advice & parents who … Continue reading How to Steal Time to Write (and an update on my new book)

I’m working on book #2!

I'm very excited that I've published my first book, Mostly Sunny...With a Chance of Clouds & Rain, and now I'm off & running writing book #2.  My first series is:  Are We There Yet?  How NOT to Kill Your Kid Before They Turn 18.  I decided to write a series on parenting (& how to … Continue reading I’m working on book #2!