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It Takes a Circle

Humans were designed to live within community, but I’d let my desire for adventure interrupt the foundational relationships my son would need, the very ones I’d wanted for myself as… Read More
Episode 81

PCL 81: How Parents and Grandparents Can Work Together in Parenthood

Founder and CEO of The reThink Group, Reggie Joiner, is joined by his daughter, Hannah Crosby, and host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about the role grandparents play in children's lives… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Imagine The End | Make It Personal | Widen The Circle

4 Ways to Connect with Your Kid’s Teacher

Do you remember your first grade teacher? I loved mine. I remember how Ms. Parker erased the board from left to right every day and then wrote the new date in the top right hand corner. I also remember how she showed… Read More

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Share Your Kids

I’m learning that friendship, as a parent, is even more life-giving (life-saving?) now than ever before. And this says a lot coming from a friendship-nostalgia-freak who has a file box of every single note I received in middle and high school organized… Read More

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Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Fight For The Heart | Imagine The End | Make It Personal | Widen The Circle

5 Parenting Principles

Here's a few things we know will always be true about you as a parent: You will get tired. You will struggle with what you should do in a number of situations. Your kids will not always behave exactly the way you… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Widen The Circle

Why Your Kids Need Five Other Adults in Their Lives

I have something like 1,300 contacts in my phone. No doubt, 1,300 is a crazy number. You might have double that, or half that. It's just the world we live in. But even if you only had 100, you wouldn't really know each… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Tribes Over Time | Widen The Circle

When Asking For Help Is Not Enough

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself in this situation often: eyes closed, fists clenched, blood pressure rising, and the only words you can grumble are . . . God, help me. The chocolate milk has been spilled for the fourth… Read More