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Smart Phones & Dumb People: What...

Smart Phones & Dumb People: What you are missing when you don’t look up…
I’m on my iPhone way too much. Yes, I admit it. My phone is always beeping, buzzing, ringing (kinda), dinging and it’s got me trained to look at it every time. A few weeks ago, I realized that it was time to get a handle on this issue. So, I decided to activate a tech solution to help me with my tech problem. In fact, I found the [...]

My Other 9/11 Memory…

Mattie Lincoln
Mattie Lincoln Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001? (How many times have we been asked that question?) We were all doing “morning things.” Breakfast. Coffee. Commute. Riding a bus to school. Watching PBS with your little ones on an actual television because there were no iPads back then. And then it happened. That morning, I w [...]

What I do on the first day of school ...

If you need a recipe, here's one for Nutella Ice cream: bit.ly/1rio3ut
If you need a recipe, here’s one for Nutella Ice cream: bit.ly/1rio3ut We still have one more week of summer vacation at Casa de Roose. However, many of you are bundling your offspring back to school this morning, so I want to share my back-to-school tradition with you: After the kids leave the house, I eat a bowl of ice cream. Yes, on [...]

The ONE word that represents what ALL...

Helicopter-Mom
Is there ONE thing that your kids need more than anything else? Okay, other than Jesus. Yes, I believe that all kids need Jesus. You do, too. But, outside of a relationship with Christ, what else does your child need in order to succeed in life? In a word: RESOURCEFULNESS Last week, I posted on Facebook about how I stopped school shopping wit [...]

Goodbye, Marie…

Goodbye, Marie…
Dear Marie, It’s your last day in the US. Today, I figured I would distract myself for a little while by writing this blog post. It’s Saturday morning and we’re in the living room. You’re sitting in the chair across from me while Sami is braiding your hair one more time. You didn’t want have to deal with your ha [...]

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  • Check Your Calendar – FREE Webinar September 29th September 20, 2014
    To celebrate the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Secret, Ken Blanchard and I will host a FREE one-hour Webinar on Monday September 29th at 2:00 Eastern. For those new to The Secret, Ken and I will share an overview of the SERVE model and its implications for all of us who strive to lead at […]
  • YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS… July 3, 2014
    I’m going to sound like a saleswoman, but I HAVE to tell you about something that you HAVE to try! (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with jewelry, shakes or purses; I promise that it won’t cost you a penny, and I don’t have the potential for financial gain if you decide to try... Continue reading →
    Lauren Snyder