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How Ben Carson’s Mother Changed His Life

A mother’s influence is significant. Ben Carson is one example. 

How to Protect Your Home

After raising three children who are now in their forties, I can honestly say it is even more important to protect your home, as in your family.

It makes a big difference in your child’s success if you stay tuned and be in touch with the teachers.

A Thought on Morality from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Things have changed and I’m not just an old bird saying that because I’ve not kept up with the times. I can honestly say that things have changed in our schools since the time when I taught in them.

Mother and Children Enjoying a Fun Moment

A Thought from The Tough Old Bird

Spring is here and summer is well on its way. Plan something fun with your children. Make a memory.

Women thinking positively

Success

You can use any measure

When you’re speaking of success.

3 Ways to Be a Great Parent Without Overscheduling

I’m a tough old bird now and I probably see things differently than young mothers. No, I’m certain I see things differently. And I might remind you that hindsight is 20/20.

Mother trying to instruct teenage son who is rolling his eyes in annoyance

Raising Grown Children-Detaching with Love

Parenting Adult Children When I hear mothers I coach talk about how their grown children are taking advantage of them it breaks my heart and it troubles me. Grown children are past the stage of a time out. You can’t ground them or take away their television privileges. They are making their own decisions and […]

Gail as cartoon of old bird

I’m a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

Raise Responsible Kids to Be Responsible Adults

Raise Responsible Adults Your goal when raising children is to get them to a point they no longer need you. We love our children so much it’s hard to imagine not hugging and loving on them as often as possible. By the very nature of motherhood we are attached to them. They cling to us […]