Helping Our Kids Build Skills for Thriving - By Thriving Ourselves

Finding Happy in the Hot Mess of Life

Real Talk and Tools for Parents and Their Kids

Let’s not sugarcoat it — parenting is tough! No one gets a guidebook, nor is knowledge suddenly bestowed upon any of us the moment we become parents. And then we add to it the monumental importance of actually raising a kid who can thrive independently in the real world (where challenges, messiness, and struggles abound)! Whoa.

To support our kids, let’s talk practical skills for thriving in the hot mess of life, starting with thriving ourselves.


We have become such a society of “creating a perfect life” on social media and focusing on only showing that to the outside world no matter what is actually going on inside. Robin’s frank conversation style brings a level of comfort to talking about not having all the answers. She opens up the dialogue about being your authentic self and embracing all the feelings. It’s time people realize that life can be messy sometimes and that is 100% ok!

~Mindy Carpenter, Parent