Welcome to Sunshine and Hurricanes!
We are jumping for joy that you stopped by!
Hi! That’s Kira on the left (the geeky one) and Michelle on the right (the creative one).
We’re both Florida moms, so we know a thing or two about sunshine and hurricanes. On any given day in our lives we can experience both, multiple times, and sometime even simultaneously. Welcome to parenting, right?!
Between us, we have six kids!!
2 boys and 4 girls who are 6, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 15. So, yes, we’ve basically got this whole parenting thing covered from elementary school to high school. You’ve got an issue, we’ve probably been there and done that! Oh and more importantly, we’ve survived or are surviving (in the case of our tweens and teens)
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What is Smart Parenting with Purpose?
You may be wondering, what exactly do we mean by smart parenting with purpose?
Overall, we think that there is a subtle, but powerful change beginning to take place among today’s parents. We are all beginning to see the effects of child centered, helicopter parenting that is driven by so much fear!
We’ve got a generation of kids growing up with a sense of entitlement and yet who lack basic life skills, manners and any real sense of purpose. AND we’ve got parents who are exhausted and losing the joy that should come with raising kids, because they just can’t keep up with all the unrealistic, PINTEREST perfect expectations.
We think it’s time to say “ENOUGH ALREADY!!”
Let’s take this parenting thing down a notch or twenty. Smart parenting, means raising smart kids and that has nothing to do with IQ. It’s just good old fashioned common sense and decency.
It means rebelling against the need to over schedule our lives, and allowing kids to have time to explore and grow without a set framework.
Why I Hope My Kid is Bored This Summer
It means we need to stop underestimating our kids and let them fall down, make mistakes, take on some responsibility and learn how to solve their own problems.
The Importance of Chores for Children
10 Chores Your Middle Schooler Needs to be Doing for Survival
It means giving them a chance to contribute to their families and their communities through kindness, chores and charitable giving so they see what they are capable of doing and get to feel like what they do matters.
We already know you are a SMART parent
If you found us, then we know you are meant to be a part of our tribe. Clearly, you are a parent who really cares about your family and who wants to put in the time and effort required to raise good kids who will grow into capable and kind adults who really make a positive contribution to the world around them.
We hope that here at Sunshine and Hurricanes we can help you navigate the ever changing weather you face in your parenting and in your life. Whether in this moment you are experiencing the joy of sunshine or the winds of a hurricane, we want to share the moments with you.
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