• No Matter What, You Can!

    We Often Believe We Cannot Do Something Until We Do It My husband bought a pergola for our patio. It was a necessity because the west sun is so hot that you can’t even turn the doorknob in mid-summer. The problem is that it had to be anchored into the cement. It had already blown over three times. We didn’t have the...


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  • Are You Sick of Mother’s Day?

      When my youngest daughter was pregnant with her first baby, she began a blog titled “Countdown to Motherhood.” Each week she had a different mother from her circle of women write an article about their experience with mothering. I was one of the mom’s in that circle. Today I’m sharing what I wrote on that long-ago Mother’s Day. (Link for the...

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  • Do You Want to be Perfect?

    “No matter how consistent I am at something I just haven’t been able to be perfect!” The mom making this comment was feeling really stressed out and like a failure. Can you relate? As a mentor, I hear it all the time! Where in the world did we ever get the idea that there would ever be a time in our...

  • Screen Free for a Month! WHAT?

    What if you went Screen-Free, as a family, for a WHOLE MONTH!! Do you think you could do it? Would your family go nuts? Would everyone crack up? Would the fighting increase? Yikes!! A whole month!! One of the main tips I give to help families connect better and more often, is to manage technology better. Turn off your digital devices,...

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Mary Ann Johnson | Relationship Transformations for Busy Parents, 2017

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