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Why It’s OK to Not Have the Perfect Parent Child Relationship
We love our kids so much! And in our efforts to show them the best life possible, we often feel an[...]
4 Tips that Teach Kids to Be Kind
Teaching kids to be kind isn’t a simple three-step lesson plan that fits every kid. Teaching kids kindness is messy,[...]
Help! My Teen Needs Healthy Social Media Boundaries
I hear story after story of how teens with a lack of social media self control are suffering in both[...]
8 Powerful Ways to Teach Our Kids About Ownership
There is a troubling trend in our country today that you might have heard about. One in five Millennials in[...]
The Hows and Whys of Talking to Kids About Sex
I knew when I picked up the phone it was going to be a long conversation. I speak to parents[...]
5 Reasons Parents and Teens Should Tackle a Project Together
When parents and teens roll up their sleeves and delve into a project together, everyone might be pleasantly surprised at what[...]
Parenting Tweens and Teens: Looking Beyond the Behavior to the Heart
Does A plus B always equal C when parenting tweens? Raising kids certainly gets more complicated as they get older,[...]
10 Ways To Teach and Connect During Car Time
Do you spend a lot of time driving in the car with your kids? Yep, me too. And on days[...]
Busy Mom Tips: 9 Ways to Be More Engaged With Your Kids
As a busy mom, I feel immense pressure to "love my children" by ensuring that their lives are full of carefully[...]
5 Powerful Strategies for Parenting Teens
Parenting children through the teen years is incredibly tricky. No matter how you slice it. Helping teens transition to becoming well-adjusted[...]
9 Tips For Raising Kids Who Change the World
We have a phrase floating around our house that we ask our kids: “What are you going to do to[...]
12 Ways to Make Crafts With Kids Stress Free
Making crafts with kids is always a joyful experience, right? A stress-free, lovely exchange of ideas where kids happily share[...]
How to Build Relationships with Your Kids Through Everyday Moments
At first glance you’d think that building family relationships is simply about spending more time together.   While this is[...]
When Good Parenting Means Letting Go
I dropped my son off at youth group tonight for the first time. Gulp. So many emotions raced through my[...]
He Still Does the Miraculous (Even With Pouty Pre-Teens)
“We need to talk when we get home,” was all I could barely manage (at least all I could barely[...]
Turning the Tables: When A Child Brings You Comfort
I stormed out to the mailbox, desperately needing a breath of fresh air. Not even the country air and beautiful[...]
Discovering (and Celebrating) Tiny Miracles
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”--Ralph Waldo Emerson  It was a small thing,[...]
When Kids Argue and Fight
 Dear Lord, we are at a loss. My husband and I don’t know how to get our kids to love[...]