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20 Things We Learned in 2020

Look. It’s okay to be ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a crazy year—one filled with experiences and challenges that none of us could have been prepared for. (Okay. To be honest, my mom is a low-key doomsday preparer, so… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Seasonal

A Letter to Parents Who Hurt During the Holidays

Hey, friend: Yes, you. The one who’s dreading the upcoming holiday season. I know you get this pit in your stomach whenever you think about it, but you try to put on a cheerful face for your kids and your family. You… Read More

Celebrations | Family Life | Featured

4 Ways to Share Holiday Traditions as a Foster Family

“What are your Christmas traditions?” my 10-year-old foster daughter asked me. I didn’t know how to respond. I was a first-time parent and foster parent. My husband and I hadn’t considered what traditions we wanted to share with our children. “What Christmas… Read More

Celebrations | Family Life | Featured | Seasonal

Have an Honest Conversation about Your Holiday Budget (Here’s How)

2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it?  That’s probably an understatement. For a lot of families, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways we’ll never forget. And, for some of us, it’s taken a hard toll on our bank… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

4 Questions to Ask When You Notice a Shift in Your Child’s Behavior

My oldest daughter just entered middle school. No book, podcast, or theologian could have prepared me for how quickly she’d begin to change in the months leading up to her 11th birthday. The freedom to socialize and text her friends became the… Read More