The Orange Rhino – Yell Less Love More


Sheila McCraith The Orange Rhino

About The Orange Rhino®

Hi, I’m so happy you are here! I’m Sheila also know as The Orange Rhino® or as my four boys (ages 17,15,14 and 12) call me, Moooooom!

This wonderful community started years ago when I created The Orange Rhino Challenge® to go a year without yelling at my sons, they ages five and under. I succeeded and actually went 520 days straight – but that wasn’t what I was most excited about. All the tools I taught myself to yell less, and all the insights I learned and embraced, helped me love my life, myself, and time with my kids more.

Today the real The Orange Rhino Challenge® is to keep that love going because let’s be honest, life can be hard sometimes, wicked tough even! Not only that, I’m human and it’s a challenge to always respond with warmth and love, especially when life ain’t so awesome!

I know how it feels when life charges right at us – been there, done that, came out the other side more times than I can count. My dream is to help everyone feel ready for that moment when life charges so it isn’t “as bad” and to help them feel just a little bit brighter and stronger when it does happen, so that they can keep charging forward after their own dreams.

  • The Orange Rhino Recent Posts

    • The Orange Rhino Charges Towards the Future

      Hi! As you know, I have been evolving. As I learned to yell less, I learned that the real secret was making sure that I was in a good place. And as I learned to be in a good place, … Continue reading →
    • Gaining Teenagers, Losing Family Traditions

      Today is oddly tough for me. It marks the beginning of the end of many traditions. I shouldn’t say end. I should say it marks the beginning of many changes. But sometimes changes feel like the end, don’t they? Stone … Continue reading →
    • How I Stayed Motivated When I Wanted to Quit

      “Are we there yet?” Except it wasn’t my kids saying it, it was me thinking it, which believe it or not, is just as exhausting to hear! Why? Because the real question I was asking, “Am I there yet? Am … Continue reading →
    • Will My Teens Turn to Me When “Lost?” I Hope So.

      *Tissue warning* Ah, the good ‘ole “Lost and Found” basket at schools, at homes, at wherever. I, of course, naturally thought about this basket soon after I thought about myself being “Lost and Found.” Because well, you all know the … Continue reading →
    • I’m Not Looking Forwards to Mother’s Day

      Full disclosure. I am not looking forward to Mother’s Day. It is a complicated day for many and not the Hallmark holiday that is offered. To all those feeling this way, I see you, I feel the pain. I send … Continue reading →