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We’re the Surratts

We’re the Surratts

I’m the first to admit it. We’re quirky. We have family meatloaf challenges and think finding a good parking spot is a competitive sport. The name Bob makes us laugh (I’m not exactly sure why but I laugh anyway). We make up names for each other, i.e. The Hair Monster...
Just Because

Just Because

Have you ever felt like your kids aren’t listening to what you say? Do you sometimes struggle with finding time to talk with your kids about something more than what time they need to be wherever they need to be and how they need to clean their room before they go? I...
Technology Tip: Share the Calendar

Technology Tip: Share the Calendar

Have you ever thought about sharing your calendar with your kids online? In this month’s technology tip, Jon Acuff shares a simple way to connect with you kids that not only helps you manage your family schedule but might surprise you in the conversations it can...
Get Ready for the Questions Coming Your Way

Get Ready for the Questions Coming Your Way

Several nights ago our daughter came to us with a curious look in her eyes, almost as if she was embarrassed or did something wrong and on the verge of tears. We dropped what we were doing and asked what was wrong, but she was hesitant to let whatever was bubbling...
What Motivates Teenagers on Social Media

What Motivates Teenagers on Social Media

Often parents feel like kids are tethered to their phones, constantly glancing or full-on staring into a screen. It’s unnerving. But before we judge kids or insist they “put that thing down,” we need to understand what motivates them to check social media so...
How To Talk To Your Kids about the Election

How To Talk To Your Kids about the Election

Every four years, we Americans have a unique opportunity to talk with our children about the presidential election. It’s that time again, so I thought it would be helpful to review the best steps you can take. How to talk to your kids about the election: Don’t. Please...
Toddlers Have Super Powers

Toddlers Have Super Powers

My son started walking about three months ago. It took less than three days to realize we had entered a whole new world. A world where he could now access the dog at will and climb up the kitchen island when something shiny caught his attention. Like knives. This kid...