September 26, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 18
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom
Dear Family,

This week is a happy one for us because our daughter, Rebecca, is visiting. This has been a year of short snippets of being able to see our Becca and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity for late night chats, shopping trips, baking projects, coffee shop times, and just having her under our roof for a bit.

Oh...have we told you yet? We are going to be grandparents!!! Our firstborn, Katie and her Rohan are due to have our first grandchild in March. You can imagine that there will be many more trips to Maryland in our future! What do your kids call their grandparents? We are thinking about Grammi and Papa - maybe even GrammiBear and PapaBear. Exciting times are ahead for us for sure!

As you go about your day-to-day parenting, picture this: We are the captains of your cheer team. We have our uniforms on and are doing all kinds of gymnastics and Rah Rahs to encourage you to shine. You are not alone.

Much love,
Julie and Tom

In this eZine:
Be sure to catch the blog post this time: "Symptoms and Solutions". Does your child struggle with Focus? Check out the activities we share to help.

Looking for a speaker?
We love to gather with groups of parents. Let's start a conversation. Call us at 410-746-9010 or email us at

Get Acquainted Call:
Would you like to have a conversation about the concerns you have for your child and find out how we can specifically help? You may want to schedule a Get Acquainted Call with us. For more information:
Symptoms and Solutions - Focus
Tom and Julie Meekins

Welcome to Symptoms and Solutions!

Starting today Symptoms and Solutions is a new feature we will be including in one of the two eZine Newsletters and Blogs each month.

When folks like you register for our Webinars, you often respond by telling us some concerns that are going on with their children.

Lack of Attention or Lack of Focus
One symptom that comes up many times in these registrations is a child's lack of focus. What could be keeping a child from being about to give attention to something or someone and have such a lack of focus?

Reach for the Root Cause
If you have been around us for any length of time, you know that we are all about getting to the root cause of the symptoms we see in our children. We live in a society that so often is only concerned about this moment or this school year or just the time this child is in someone's care. Much advice is doled out to parents by the world around them that serves to only put bandages on symptoms without looking deeper.  As parents, we know you want more. You want to know what is causing this craziness in your child. You also want to know the "what to do about it" piece. You want to be empowered with action steps to take.
Coming Events

- Be watching for our October webinar later in the month!

October 17th - We will be attending the marriage conference, "I Still Do", designed to strengthen marriage and rekindle the romance. Sponsored by Family Life Ministries in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

December 4-6 - Virginia Christmas Spectacular - The Thomas Road Virginia Christmas 2015 Spectacular Production promises to be another great year of celebration! We are excited that our daughter, Amy, auditioned for and made the cast! Our coming weeks will be filled with play practice! If you are in the area, this is an annual event you won't want to miss! For more information, click here

About Us
As the founders of March Forth Family, LLC, we are devoted to providing hope, encouragement,  education, and empowerment to all parents especially to those who are raising a child who is complex.  We bring our training and experience in neurodevelopmental child development, health coaching, and parenting skills. And as presenters for and the special needs specialists of the National Center for Biblical Parenting we bring heart-based parenting strategies to ALL parents. 

We are parent mentors, authors, and 
motivational speakers. We speak to large and small groups. We would love to connect with you! Let's talk! Send us an email at

Schedule a Get Acquainted Call with us today -- Find more information see our website at:
The outreach of March Forth Family extends worldwide. We work with you online by phone, Skype, and your computer wherever you live.
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Tom and Julie are USA Missionaries to Parents through PEF Ministry. Would you consider supporting us with a tax deductible donation at:

Quick Links
Find us on the web:

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The Mini Documentary VIDEO created by our nutrition school, IIN (9 min):

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Our Services: 
How we can support you:  

Private Coaching: Sign up for a Get Acquainted Call.  Check out our website: Contact us at: or 410-746-9010

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 webinars. Contact us for more information at:


Our Books: Check out our book on Amazon, 

Melt the Meltdowns. The booklet form of our very popular talk of the same name. Check it out on Amazon today. Only $11.


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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. 


Happy Moms Peaceful Homes

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! 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 these newsletters and the EVENTS tab of our website 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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