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Yes, They’re Mine: What Parenting Looks Like for Multi-Racial Families

“Are these your children?”   “Yes, they’re mine! I’m their mom and I’m so blessed!”  When you’re a multi-racial family, you get used to having interactions like this one. My husband and I are white and our three adopted children are Black. People… Read More

Character and Values | Featured | Fight For The Heart

The Conversation I Wish Every White Parent Had with Their Kids

My daughter, Arden, had her first encounter (that I know of) with being treated differently because of her skin color when she was four years old.  It was last April on a Zoom call. My daughter’s pre-K class had just switched to… Read More

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How to Survive Divorce as a Parent

Now there’s a fun title, huh? Fun or not, it’s an important one.  You’ve probably heard that in our country, about half of all marriages end in divorce. But what you may not have caught wind of yet is that January 2021… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Self Care

4 Ways to Fit Fitness Into Your Family in 2021

First, let’s go ahead and agree to let go of the “New year, new me” motto. We don’t need that kind of toxic positivity in our lives. The clock struck midnight, we all ugly cried our canceled plans, hopes, and dreams into… Read More

Current Events | Family Life | Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

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

Current Events | Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

Take a Deep Breath: 5 Things That Are True Today

Well, friends, we made it. The drama of last week is behind us. And now we’re here.  And here looks like . . . being stuck in that head space between a tense presidential election and the holidays looming large on our… Read More