Kristen Ivy

Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and co-author of "Playing For Keeps", "Creating a Lead Small Culture", and "It’s Just a Phase - So Don't Miss It". She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives out the full Orange spectrum as the wife of XP3 Students Orange Specialist, Matt Ivy, and the mother of three children, Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh.

3 Ways to Connect with Your Kid at Any Phase

Family Life

3 Ways to Connect With Your Kid at Any Phase

You show me a parent, and I’ll show you someone who is overwhelmed, stretched, and scrambling to get it all done. Here are three ways Parent Cue can partner with… Read More

Celebrations

Celebrating Christmas With Your Baby

What you do every week matters. And what you do every week matters more when it happens over time. But there are some moments that only come around seasonally, annually,… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Special Topics

Divorced at Christmas

Christmas is a season that evokes a lot of memories. Some memories are sweet. Some memories are bitter sweet. Some memories are just bitter. I’m fortunate enough to have some… Read More
Your Teenager Can Outrun You

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Your Teenager Can Outrun You

When I was fourteen, I ran away. I wasn’t planning to—my mom made me. I simply walked outside after we had a fight, and she followed. I walked faster and… Read More
34 Reasons My Middle Schooler Might Be Freaking Out

Current Events

Post Election Conversations: Your Kids are Listening More Than You Think

Yesterday was a strange day. This is the fifth election in which I was old enough to vote, and I cannot remember one with this level of intensity. Maybe I’ve… Read More

Character and Values

Your Teenager Is a Liar

I like teenagers. I’ve spent over fifteen years choosing to spend time with them. I’ve slept on basement floors, ridden on charter busses, and eaten my fair share of camp… Read More

Elementary (K-5th)

What Your Kid Isn’t Telling You

I was cutting out paper hearts with my four-year-old at the kitchen counter when it happened. You can imagine: craft paper spread out around us, Elmer’s glue, the class roster,… Read More

Celebrations

Season’s Greetings

Top 10 reasons for sending a Christmas card 1. I don't want people to forget about me. 2. I don't want to get in trouble with my mom. 3. I… Read More