A labor of love... 

Raising strong, successful, and happy children is a lot like trying to herd butterflies. It may not be the easiest thing in the world but you can do it if you’re willing to work at it and treat it for what it is—a labor of love.

As a dad of eight butterflies, I'd like to share what I've learned, been taught (the hard way), and have come to realize about the gift of marriage, being a parent, and the joys and difficulties of raising children. Children are to me, not problems to be solved, but little and inexperienced people who need to be helped and loved. Being a part of their lives is exciting, beautiful, and as fun as trying to herd butterflies.

    How can we help?

  • Have a question or need help, call or text Don Shomette at 540-577-7200 or email don@donshomette.com
  • Available Services:

    • Podcasts, articles, blogs, and other free resources
    • Online and in-person seminars
    • Keynote talks, conferences, and guest on podcasts

"Families are so much more than a random gathering of people. They are the past, the present, and the future joined together to create a beautiful and perpetual fountain of youth which renews the world each day with endless joy, hope, and happiness."


Together let's change our day, our lives, and help others to be safer, happier, and more successful!

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We inspire schools to think differently about safey and help make teachers, students, and parents feel Safe and Loved!

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We help police departments to give better services through consultation as well as basic and advance violence prevention trainings.

Individuals & Families

We help individuals and families to be safer, happier, and to grow stronger in the 7 Inner Strengths.


We show businesses how to use inspirational, warm, and inviting safety technques that will make their team safer and their clients feel valued.


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