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We're all about helping YOU enjoy your life.

We're Erik and Michelle-- Parents of six, Parenting Coaches, Podcasters, Athletes, Photographers, Your Biggest Fans
(and we really like chocolate).

Welcome to our home, our classroom, our adventures and our research lab. Pull up a chair and stay a while.

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How to use your unique strengths to bring more joy to your home, boost your relationships and parent with confidence.

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Last night, I drove around with Gabe, looking for an open grocery store, picking up the scraps of his senior year. Through all the cancellations,

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Family

Behind the scenes in our daily life, holidays, traditions; meet our friends and relatives.

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Parenting

Helping a struggling child, creating more joy in your home, boosting communication 

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Health/Fitness

Taking care of yourself so you can take better care of the people you love.

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Coaching

Techniques and tools to help you gain confidence, boost relationships and find more joy.

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Books

We’re voracious readers and can’t wait to tell you about all our favorite books.

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Adventures

From hikes, beaches and lakes to our best tips on taking teens to Europe.

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Recipes

Yeah, we eat healthy meals, but our best recipes are almost all desserts.

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Projects

There’s nothing like a great project to create family unity and memories 

Before you get any further... Hi! We're the Lehnardts

Erik & Michelle (dad & mom), Ben & Sammie, Stefan & Heather, Hans, Xander, Gabe and Mary.

We’re passionate about books, hiking, Jesus, good cooking, photography, making each other laugh, art, science, math, languages (French, Italian, Russian, Malagasy, Mandarin, German, Spanish), videography, projects, holidays and birthdays, loud debates at the dinner table and creating a life we love.