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Create A Rhythm

Making the Most of Summer Rhythms

Summertime is here—and that means more free time for the little people in my home. Between pools, playdates, camps, and finding the right time to just relax, summer can be… Read More
connecting with kids takes humility

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

The Humility of Connection

Connection takes humility. Connection takes work. And connection takes time, cultivated in many invisible acts. Read More
Play is important for parents too

Family Life | Make It Personal

Play is Essential for Parents, Too

I knew that play was vital to my kids' health. But this post isn’t about how you need to make sure to incorporate play into your kids’ lives (although that… Read More
No-Drama Discipline

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

How No-Drama Discipline Helps Me Communicate with My Toddler

My toddler daughter, Arden, is very toddlery these days. And by toddlery, I mean I can’t help but look at the clock and wonder how in the world I’m supposed… Read More
Advice for dads

Family Life | Imagine The End

Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over as a Dad

This is going to sound strange, but I do wonder sometimes if God got it backwards when it comes to parenting. I’m not really questioning God’s wisdom, so don’t respond… Read More
What dads really want for Father's Day

Celebrations

What Dads Really Want for Father’s Day But Won’t Tell You

We guys can be a little insecure, especially when it comes to our performance as dads. So although dad probably loves grill tools and homemade cards for Father’’s Day, the… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

Why You Should Go on an Adventure with Your Family

I come from a family of campers. Tent campers, to be exact. I suppose it’s always been in my DNA, with parents who loved National Parks and toured us all… Read More

High School (9th-12th)

One Surprising Thing I Say to My Kids All the Time

Being a teenager is not easy. There’s peer pressure like they’ve never experienced before. Suddenly, sitting at the right table at lunch is a big deal. You have to deal… Read More

Elementary (K-5th)

The Question Your Elementary Child is Asking

(This information is taken from the Phase Guides by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner) Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your child, everything changes. And then you… Read More

Family Life

The Power of the Parentheses

“How can you endure giving kids back after they’ve lived with you?” It’s a good question. It’s often asked. And the answer is, “It’s really hard.” At some point, all… Read More