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The Aftermath of Virtual Learning

The Aftermath of Virtual Learning

📚 Your children are back at school, but it's not quite ‘business as usual'. Many of you have QUESTIONS about how to help your child be successful, especially in these uncertain times. What if you could get the ANSWERS you need from experts in education, all in ONE place?? Well, you CAN!

🖥 Join us for The Aftermath of Virtual Learning, an online summit you don't want to miss. I’m being interviewed by Dr. Lukisha Gibbs on how to help our children thrive this school year.

🎟. Click here to get your complimentary FREE Ticket. Date :September 26th – October 16th 2021 6PM EST.

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InnHerWork Women’s Retreat 2022

I am so excited to be a featured speaker at the Women's Wellness Retreat hosted by InnerHerWork. This is going to be a one-of-a-kind event designed with YOU in mind. Step off the treadmill that IS your life and be quiet, get clear, and be TRANSFORMED. Plus you'll be joining a circle of mission-driven women who are on the same path. Learn more at www.innherwork.com.

En-Courage-Ing Our Children in Crisis

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Renae Reinardy about “En-Courage-ing Our Children in Crisis”. She shared her perspective on how children are handling fear and anxiety as they head back to school. She also discussed valuable strategies for children and parents. You don't want to miss this. (Original Air Date:  Friday, September 10, 2021)

Guest:  Dr. Renee Reinardy, Psychologist & 2019 National Mother of the Year®️/http://www.lakesidecenter.org and http://www.couragecritters.com

A Mother’s Impact

I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, 2021 National Mother of the Year®️.  We talked about her passion for mothering her own children as well as her tireless service in the community where she sets young people up for success in school and in life. (Original air date: Friday, July 9. 2021)

Guest:  Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, University Administrator, Advocate, and Philanthropist https://www.americanmothers.org/2021-national-mother-of-the-year/

Fatherhood Today

 

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It's no secret that fatherhood has changed significantly from the days of our grandparents. A recent survey conducted by Pew Research revealed that fathers today spend more time per week on childcare than in previous generations.  In 2016, fathers reported spending an average of eight hours a week on child care – about triple the time they provided in 1965. And fathers put in about 10 hours a week on household chores in 2016, up from four hours in 1965. By comparison, mothers spent an average of about 14 hours a week on child care and 18 hours a week on housework in 2016.

This is largely due to the fact that mothers are now spending almost equal time at work as their male counterparts. But what exactly does this mean for modern-day dads? How do they balance parenting and careers? What are their thoughts about gender roles? 

While they’re spending more time with their children, many dads feel they’re not doing enough. Most dads (63%) said in a 2017 survey that they spend too little time with their kids, compared with 35% of mothers who said the same. Among both dads and moms who said they spend too little time with their kids, work obligations were cited most often as the main reason. Dads are also less positive about their own parenting abilities than are moms. Just 39% of fathers said in 2015 that they were doing a “very good job” raising their children, compared with 51% of mothers.

Dads are just as likely as moms to say that parenting is extremely important to their identity. Some 57% of fathers said this in a 2015 survey by the Center, compared with 58% of mothers. Like moms, many dads also seem to appreciate the benefits of parenthood: 54% reported that parenting is rewarding all of the time, as did 52% of moms. Meanwhile, 46% of fathers and 41% of mothers said they find parenting enjoyable all of the time.

To help you navigate this new world of fatherhood, we've listed a few tips that'll have you feeling confident about your role as dad!

  1. Be present.  Consistency is King.
  2. 2.  Create opportunities to teach.  You’ll be investing in your relationship with your child today, equipping him with skills he’ll need tomorrow,  and creating a legacy of competency for future generations.
  3. Make sure to schedule ‘hang time’ on a regular basis.  Let your children take the lead and learn what’s on their minds and in their hearts.
  4. Create a solid parenting philosophy.  Get clarity and consensus with your spouse/partner on the fundamental values and desired outcomes,  then build your own special connection with the kids.
  5. Don’t be a stranger.  Share who you are; your history, hopes, dreams.

Yes, fatherhood has changed significantly in the last 50 years. Nowadays, fathers are more involved in their children's lives and can often be found at home caring for the kids and working as hard as moms do outside of the house. These changes have a significant impact on how we raise our children, including differences in what we teach them about gender roles and expectations for their future careers. These trends point to a win-win for Moms and Dads, but the biggest winners are our kids!  

 

 

Reflections On Motherhood

As you might expect, motherhood has really been top of mind for me (more than usual) since last month when I launched my first solo book project, Mother’s Work:  Pearls of Wisdom and Gems from my journey.  In writing Mother’s Work, I reflected on my experiences as an outmanned and overwhelmed mom of twin boys.  I unearthed many lessons and thought-provoking experiences.  I tried to capture meaningful insights that I hope will inspire and encourage other moms on their journey.     

Before we turn our focus toward Dads on Sunday, I want to share some reflections on perspectives I collected during our celebratory “Month of Mom”.  Enjoy!

 

There are many different aspects to motherhood. The most important aspect is the unconditional love that mothers have for their children. Another aspect of motherhood is the sacrifice and hard work one must endure to provide for her family, which can be a difficult task at times. Mothers also face challenges like balancing work with parenting, but it's all worth it in the end when they see what a difference they make in their children's lives.   

Mothers are the foundation of their family

 

Mothers are the foundation of their family. Mothers hold everything steady.  They provide for children while also nurturing them to become productive members in society. They bring life into this world with one single touch that is filled with love more powerful than any other force on earth.

 

Mothers are a pillar holding up their house so it doesn't crumble under pressure or collapse due to lack of support from others who should be there but aren’t there to provide either physical or emotional reinforcement when needed most.

Mothers should be respected and appreciated for

all that they do…

 

Mothers nourish and nurture everyone around them, whether they be children or adults of all ages – even pets! Mothers should never go unnoticed for the great job they do in keeping things moving smoothly at home.  They also make life outside it much better by being there to support other mothers when times get tough.

 

I’m Vending at The Momference

I am so excited to be part of the Mommy Market at The Momference this year.  The Momference is a splendid celebration and retreat for Moms.  They can refresh, restore, rejuvenate and replenish at this event that truly is a just reward for their tireless devotion to their children and families.  It's a hot ticket every year.  Learn more:  http://www.themomference.com.

Called 2 Inspire – International Book Tour

I am delighted to be part of this international book tour.  It is a virtual event 3-day event, broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live, starting on June 22 and ending on June 24.  You will meet authors from around the world who will share powerful stories, wisdom, and insights from their books.  You don't want to miss it!!

The Confidence Conference

This amazing event is hosted by Joanna Butenschoen.  Joanna is a Life Coach, Leadership Development Coach, Bible teacher, Wife and Mother of 3.  She is passionate about helping Moms move confidently in God's purpose for themselves and their families.  This informative experience features a dynamic lineup speakers who will leave you inspired and uplifted.  Be part of it.  It's all happening on June 1, 2021.  Register at http://www.confidenceconferencelive.com.

 

Parenting in the Pandemic

In this episode, I sat down with dynamic, mom of 7, author and family strategist.  And did I mention she is the mom of 7 beautiful children she shares with her supportive husband???  Well, I couldn't wait for her to share her tips and strategies for holding things together at home, guiding other families, and taking good care of herself.  (Original Air Date:  September 11, 2020)

Guest: Charlotte Avery, 2020 Virginia Mother of the Year®️, Speaker and Author/http://www.beingcharlotteavery.com