Create A Rhythm

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A Faith of Their Own

I was the mom with the schedule. Feeding schedule. Sleeping schedule. Reading and playtime schedule. I even had a written schedule on my refrigerator that I followed so I wouldn’t forget anything. I’m telling you, I was the schedule queen. (I’m shaking… Read More

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Will I Miss This?

I was holding my friend’s baby boy, a long-awaited newborn who was fifteen days old. He was wide-eyed awake and cuddly, and I was as smitten as I’ve always been with those perfect little newborn eyelashes and impossibly tiny fingernails. I remembered… Read More

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We All Made a Giant Pivot. Now What?

There’s an episode of Friends (I know, my age is showing) where Ross is trying to get a new couch into his apartment and is attempting to carry it up the steps to move it in, and it isn’t going well. As… Read More

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How to Adjust to a New Family Rhythm

At the start of 2020, I bet my days looked a lot like yours. Wake up Get ALL THE COFFEE Wake the kids Pack lunches Load up backpacks Drive to school Go to work Do school carpoolC Come home Do homework Eat… Read More

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The Power of “First Words”

“Sticks and stones might break my bones but words will set the course for my entire life.” That’s not exactly how that phrase goes, but it should be because it’s true. Words have power and it’s not just the words we say… Read More

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Your One Best Thing

It’s that time of year. The stale leftover cookies are in the trash and I’m eyeing the tree, wishing it would pack up and walk itself to the basement. I’m ready to make a clean sweep of the holidays. Christmas is over.… Read More

Celebrations | Create A Rhythm

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories. Don’t hesitate to try out some new traditions this Christmas season and see… Read More

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The Rewarding Work of Remembering

Call me sentimental, but I’m a big believer in making memories. I’m also a big believer in capturing those memories for later. It’s not that I don’t enjoy living in the moment. But I’m a classic introvert in the sense that I’m an… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm

How to Read Better Bedtime Stories

When my wife and I told people that we were going to have a baby, they often asked what I was most looking forward to about being a new parent. My answer? The tax exemptions. I’m only kidding; my wife is a… Read More

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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