May 15, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 9
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom

Dear One,


We just returned from one of our favorite places. The library. The library here in Lynchburg, VA is simply wonderful. There is an amazing mountain view, a paved walking track, and fun books!!! We love to take in the view, walk around the track, and then head on in 

for some fun reading material.

In this edition of our eZine, we are starting a new series here in the intro section. It is called "A Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid".  Twice each month as we release our eZine, look for your Simple Tip. Here's the first one:

Jumping Jacks and Dance Breaks

When your child is particularly frustrated over homework or sibling rivalry or anything that has them in an emotional state - get them moving strategically. Two movements that have been especially helpful at our home are jumping jacks and dancing to a song. Just take a minute to step back and give your child the opportunity to get back in the reasoning side of the brain. When we were teaching our children something that they just were not "getting" or wanted to be everywhere else but doing the chore or lesson at hand, we would say "time out for jumping jacks". Depending on the age of the child and their ability, you can pick how many you want them to do. We usually asked for 10. By the time they were finished doing the jumping jacks, they were in a much better position to complete the task. The other way that we helped our children to a happier place was to put on a CD and for one the duration of one of the songs, they would be encouraged to dance around the room. It is amazing the shift that takes place. A lot of the times we would join them in doing the jumping jacks or the dance break and it helped us to get in a better frame of mind as well. So, there you have it: Your Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid today!  

Calm the Chaos:

Looking to Calm the Choas a little more long-term? Be sure to check out our Jumpstart Brain Games program where we give you individualized Private Coaching to build your confidence and give you direction for your specific child and situation. You are SO ready to get solutions and support. Don't let another day go by without getting some answers. It all begins on June 1st! So register now to take advantage of an incredible Special Pricing (just about half price) for a limited time.

The Little Blue Note

Our latest blog post is available FIRST and foremost to our official blog followers and to YOU, our March Forth Family. Find out the secret of The Little Blue Note! See below.

As always, we think about you every single day. Our goal is to make your journey lighter by bringing you parenting solutions through this eZine newsletter, through webinars, speaking to your group, and through private coaching.

Much love,

Julie and Tom


The Little Blue Note

Tom and Julie Meekins


0515151857-2 You never know where it is going to pop up. It could be hiding in a dresser drawer or under a computer keyboard. It has been discovered in the pantry, under a cell phone, in a cup holding pencils, on a pillow, under the covers, on a desk and in the freezer.

Wonder where else it will be found.


It is a simple thing with profound ripples.

It speaks of hope, encouragement, camaraderie, partnership, empathy, grit, mission, and love

It tells the tale of two people who have spent a lifetime doing everyday things with the other in mind.


It is a little blue note.


The message on the note is very simple but holds a lifetime of profound commitment and memories.


"I (heart) You! me"


It was created by Tom and we have passed it back and forth for months.
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Coming Events
About Us
Our Services: 
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Private Coaching:  

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Speaking and Teaching: Looking for a Speaker? We love to speak to groups to encourage and empower parents! We do weekend seminars, individual classes and teleclasses. Contact Tom and Julie for more information at:

Our Books:  

JUST RELEASED on Amazon, our book, Melt the Meltdowns. Check it out on Amazon today.

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We have written 4 eBooks. Julie's is available on Amazon.  It is available for the Kindle for $2.99, Every Mom's Checkist - Five Point Focus. 


Our second eBook is available for no cost on our website. For our current readers of this newsletter, a link is provided HERE to get the PDF version of the book right now! Just click this link to get Happy Moms Peaceful Homes - 3 Tips to Survive Overactive Children. You may also want to save the book to your computer to access at anytime. And be sure to direct your friends to our website to sign up and get their copy!  

Happy Moms Peaceful Homes  


Contact us about receiving our third and forth eBook. We would love to share it with you!


Classes: We teach live online webinars on a regular basis. Stay tuned to our newsletters for dates and times! AND we have recorded online classes for listening. Visit our website and go to the "Our Services" tab. You will also find a list of our services and fees.



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