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Sleep is a BIG deal! As parents this is ultra-magnified. What if you had sleep apnea and stopped breathing thousands of time during the night? The effects that would have on your physical health, mental health, and work productivity would be extreme, to say the least. Some of you already know what I'm talking about. […]

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Today on How To Raise a Maverick we're talking about the drinking culture. Not the drink culture of the younger generation, we are talk'n 'bout parents. If you know me personally I love a good cocktail. So when Lisa Boucher starting talking about “when kids see you use alcohol as a way to cope with […]

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Grandparents are the BEST! Except when they're not ūüėČ How to deal with those fun issues that pop up when the generations mix. I have the top 6 trick issues that tend to creep their way into our families. Screen Time¬† 1. 99.9% of the time you will understand the impact of screentime more than […]

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From Scared To Empowered It's nothing to brag about… ( no.. ready it's not a good thing) but I have had more than a handful scary life experiences that I BARELY made it out by the skin of my teeth and a prayer! I share two of these close to the end of this episode. […]

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Bring Sex and Intimacy¬†Back Into Your Marriage After Having Kids So often¬†when I speak to large groups of women, most of the backstage conversations/comments I get are about either women not knowing much about their own bodies and how their lack of sexual desire is hurting their marriage. You may think what has this got […]

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The Golden Question…How to Motivate the Younger Generations? They¬†are always asking Why? Their social lives are more important than…anything. They are not motived by money! How the heck are we going to get these kids to hold their own “out there”?!? Before you think all is lost listen to what Mark C. Perna has to […]

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Parents LOVE to share photos of their kids. Of course,¬†they do.¬†Kids are cute, funny and the grandparents want to see their every¬†move. But is there a price to pay for letting the world have access to our kid's images…(and if you share them on any social media¬†site you are sharing them with the¬†world). YES! Here […]

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If you are anything like me, 90% of the time I am just putting out¬†fires and just trying to keep everyone alive and if I'm lucky…happy. But what about OUR lives? Our happiness¬†as parents? No one is going to make our lives great except us. But how do we do it? Kelly Pietrangeli found herself […]

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‘My Childs's Different' by Elaine Halligan is an absolute¬†must-read for any parent that has a child that is ..well “different.” Today Elaine gave us a handful of simple ways we as parents can change our¬†OWN behaviors to help bring out the best in all of our kids. What you will learn in this episode: 1. […]

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How to turn the volume down on Christmas. How to talk to kids about Santa and teaching unconditional love!  

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