Character and Values | Featured | Fight For The Heart

The Conversation I Wish Every White Parent Had with Their Kids

My daughter, Arden, had her first encounter (that I know of) with being treated differently because of her skin color when she was four years old.  It was last April on a Zoom call. My daughter’s pre-K class had just switched to… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | Special Topics

Yes, They’re Mine: What Parenting Looks Like for Multi-Racial Families

“Are these your children?”   “Yes, they’re mine! I’m their mom and I’m so blessed!”  When you’re a multi-racial family, you get used to having interactions like this one. My husband and I are white and our three adopted children are Black. People… Read More

Family Life | Seasonal

5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Fewer Gifts This Christmas

The last thing you want on Christmas morning is a disappointed kid, especially considering how difficult 2020 has already been. It’s been a year of postponements, cancellations—and, for many Americans—beaten-up bank accounts.  So if you know that Christmas is going to be… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health

5 Ways to Support Your Kids During Scary Times

Let’s face it, we were really hoping 2021 would be phenomenal. And it still may be. But the images of the violence that took place in our nation’s capital were deeply disturbing and once again, placed us parents in the undesirable position… Read More

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