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20 Things We Learned in 2020

I will move into 2021 knowing that I’m better than I was this time last year. Because when I look back on 2020, I’m struck with deep gratitude. Read More

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3 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Homeschooling Your Kids

You know why homeschooling seems hard and awkward? Because doing new things always is. You know why you don’t feel like an expert? Because you’re not an expert. Read More

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How to Find Joy in the Midst of Chaos

In the midst of all the questions, it’s incredibly important to focus on our physical health and our mental health. Our thoughts often trap us in worry, anxiety, doubt, and fear. Finding optimism and joy will keep you energized, loving, supportive, and capable of making the best decisions... Read More

Current Events | Special Topics

Parenting (and Teaching) a Child With Special Needs During COVID-19

 Just like that we were no longer “just” parents of a child with special needs. We were also teachers of a child with special needs. And playing the roles of teacher, and activity director, and parent for a child with special needs is—let’s just say—complicated.  Read More

Create A Rhythm | Current Events | Family Life

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

Current Events | Family Activities

Top 50 Books For Kids and Teens to Read While Stuck Inside

With so many BIG changes happening—changes that are difficult for even us to process—stories are one of our greatest resources to give kids and teens context for a time when things won’t feel so strange or scary anymore.  Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

Giving Your Kids Permission to Break the Rules

“Resist much, obey little.”― Walt Whitman It’s really not the advice I thought I would pass to my daughters when I imagined them before they were born. Even so, as I walked the streets of Brooklyn tonight, a grown adult, wife and mother of two, I felt Whitman’s... Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

The news is heartbreaking enough to take in as a parent. Terrorist attacks. Mass killings. Planes blowing up. Beheadings. I know…please just stop right there. Add to that the political chaos that seems to dominate the headlines, climate change, job losses and more. It’s just too much to... Read More

Current Events | Social Life | Widen The Circle

Raising Kids Who Embrace Those Who are Different

“Mommy, what’s wrong with that kid?” Your child just blurted out an earnest question. . . in front of someone who appears to have a disability or simply looks different, somehow. Yikes. As a mother to a child with autism, my son has often prompted such innocent expressions... 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 to address it, we wish we... Read More