Lisa's Blog

The latest insights and ponderings on issues facing modern parents and tips for finding peace.


I want my kid to be more ______________!

Take a moment to fill in the blank…honestly I want my child to be ________! Maybe more calm? More gentle? More assertive? Less emotional? More creative? My instagram post (https://www.instagram.com/the_peaceful_parent/) today says… You cannot expect to raise calm and gentle kids, if you are not! (Author unknown) A friend recently shared this wisdom with me....
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I screwed up & the mom guilt is killing me!

A friend of mine recently posted this on her Facebook page…. “I totally screwed up as a mom this morning and the mom guilt is killing me.  The pressure of a constantly traveling husband, an upcoming move, and other everyday stuff was building and I didn’t notice how bad it had become. I should have known...
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Where do you look for parenting advice?

I am in a few moms’ group on FB and I see Moms asking for parenting advice in the form of what should I do or what would you do in X situation. I am not a fan of asking this at all. Here is a question that I saw asked just today- At what...
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Audio Interview – Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith

Peaceful Parenting With Lisa Smith Audio interview by Laura Yamin of www.laurayamin.com.   You are listening to Say Yes Podcast, episode 111 Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do one thing that scares you every day.”  This show is about saying yes to those actions, big and small that push you closer to who you want to...
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Rules, Rules, Rules

A couple months ago I went on a trip away from my family. I try to go away at least once a year and plan my business, challenge myself physically and recharge. So after 6 nights away I returned home. My son (11 years old) was very excited to see me. In fact he jumped...
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