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A Checklist for a Successful Socially-Distanced School Year

We want to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Here’s a checklist to prepare for the coming school year—which is sure to be like no other before it. Read More

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We All Made a Giant Pivot. Now What?

As families and schools and churches—we pivoted. It was like our collective adrenaline got us to what we thought might be the finish line of a sprint. 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. But then, March 2020 came around. And what we used to think was a life-sucking routine became a longing for change from the pace we currently live in. Read More

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The Power of “First Words”

Words have power and it’s not just the words we say out loud. Sometimes, the most powerful words we say are the ones we say inside to ourselves. 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. This means a brand new year... 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 observer. I process information (and... Read More

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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 CPA, so that was always her... Read More

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Does Your Summer Have a Rhythm?

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 are out of school for exactly... Read More

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Why You Should Go on an Adventure with Your Family

I come from a family of campers. Tent campers, to be exact. I suppose it’s always been in my DNA, with parents who loved National Parks and toured us all around the great American West.  I can still vividly remember that cold, foggy campsite on the Sonoma coast,... Read More

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Why It’s Important to Have Family Traditions

What does your family do during the holidays? How do you celebrate July 4th together? How important do you think it is to establish traditions for your family that become memories?  Experts claim that good traditions are healthy for kids. There is an intrinsic value in creating traditions... Read More