Featured | Special Topics

4 Tips for Talking to Kids and Teens About Racism and Social Unrest

Over the past few months, our world has changed in profound ways. The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching and are now occurring in tandem with the quest for racial justice. The convergence of these events has made our… Read More

Special Topics

Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality

When my son was three years old, his school introduced him to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He became completely fascinated with Dr. King, so my husband and I walked with him down an MLK rabbit hole. Well, an MLK rabbit hole… Read More

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 another full time job. I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine… Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism

If you've been paying attention these last few years, you know this: Racism is real. But when it comes to talking to kids about racism, many parents are uncertain about how to talk about it with their kids. And while we want… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life

Your Kid Won’t Measure Up This Year. And That’s Wonderful.

As summer comes toward an end and the prospect of the school year looms close, I start to feel a whole host of emotions. Gratitude for what summer has meant for our family and usually some let-down about what it didn’t mean.… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Resolving to Endure

I ran a 5k once. Once is the operative word. I might do it again some day when the faint smell of impending death finally leaves my nostrils. The race was fine, it was the runner who had a problem. I had… Read More

Celebrations

How to Find the Perfect Gift

Right before Thanksgiving, I sat down with my granddaughters, ages six and three, with a Christmas toy catalog. As we turned the pages the oldest circled and put our initials by the toys we each said we’d like for Christmas. The girls… Read More

Family Life

The Daughter-In-Law Factor

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to put my focus on the parenting buffet. There is so much on the table, so many choices, so many categories, so much to teach and so little time. I have to confess, sometimes my parenting… Read More

Family Life

Fight For Their Heart

Parents don’t usually post pictures of their kids on the second day of school. That made me consider taking another set of pictures this year, one at about 6:30 PM every evening on that first week to show a side of our… Read More