Featured | Mental Health | Self Care | Special Topics

Did You Put On Your Oxygen Mask?

Back when I was a frequent flyer in 2019 BC (BC = “Before Covid-19”), I heard all the information the flight attendants gave before takeoff.  Seatbelts firmly fastened. Phones off. Reminders that in the unlikely event of something going drastically wrong midflight,… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Faith | Featured

4 Signs Your Kid Is Losing Confidence

Kids seem to be born confident creatures.  They have no problem expressing their needs (sometimes, quite loudly). They’re secure in their appearance (hello, polka dots and stripes). They make it clear when they don’t like something (baby boundaries in full effect). Quite… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured

8 Confidence-Building Truths Every Kid Should Hear from Their Parent

My almost nine-year-old kid came out of the womb with the confidence of a serial killer. She’s not a serial killer, obviously. She’s really lovely and we adore her. But we get a kick out of the fact that her confidence is… Read More

Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

Calm in the Chaos: How to Create a Peaceful Home

One of my all-time favorite movies is What About Bob? In it, Bill Murray plays a man, Bob, who is scared of everything. At the beginning of the movie, the psychiatrist suggests that Bob take a vacation from his problems. He meant… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Special Topics

5 Tips on Co-Parenting After Divorce

If you’ve read any blog I’ve ever written about divorce, I always say the same thing at least once—no matter the circumstances surrounding your separation, getting divorced sucks. That being said, there are things you can put into practice that take away… Read More

Featured | Other Resources | Special Topics

Tough Conversations That Benefit Your Whole Family

A little over a year ago, I lost my wife—the love of my life of nearly ten years—to a two-year battle with breast cancer. She didn’t go down without a fight. She didn’t go down without a story. She didn’t go down… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Special Topics

Parenting With a Chronic Illness

I am a parent to three active, beautiful children. I am also chronically ill. Parenting when you have chronic illnesses is very challenging. However, as strange as it may sound, I truly believe I am the best mother I can be because… Read More

College and Young Adult | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

My High Schooler Didn’t Get Into Their Dream School

“But no senior ever comes to school on early acceptance day.” I was a new high school teacher at the time, and I remember feeling dumbfounded by this kid’s revelation—that virtually every senior stayed home as they waited for our state college’s… Read More