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Dads: What We Do Matters

Our children see, hear, and emulate all that we do.  And to be honest . . . yes, at times this can be a really scary realization. A few years ago, I began a tradition in our family called “Dadurday.” This is… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Mental Health | Self Care

2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  You’re familiar with little ones, right?  They… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured | Fight For The Heart

You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed

I’m going to share something with you my therapist shared with me weeks ago. And it’s about to blow your mind: If you’re operating at 40 to 60 percent of your normal capacity, you’re doing alright.  At the start of the pandemic… Read More

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5 Truths Every Parent of a Virtual Learner Needs to Hear

I was sitting on the couch in my living room when I heard the news about digital learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Do you remember where you were? Sure, I know this isn’t necessarily a major, life-altering moment in history where you’ll… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Featured | School Life | Seasonal

3 Ways to Survive the Back-to-School Season

You’re never prepared for it – for that moment on your weekly (tri-weekly) trip to Target when the water toys and outdoor furniture sets are corralled into the clearance section and replaced by mountains of marbleized composition notebooks and rows of calculators… Read More

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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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Free Download: 2020 Back-to-School Plan for Your Family

Like us, you’re probably wondering: When did summer start? Did summer even happen? What month is it? What day of the week is it?  Well, believe it or not, it’s time to go back to school. And whether your kid is going… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Current Events | Family Life

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