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the masks we love to wear

Widen The Circle

The Masks We Love to Wear

When the whole world is working hard to promote notions of what perfect parenting looks like, putting on a mask can be really tempting. Read More
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How to Support Someone Through Grief

This year, Creed Campbell would have celebrated his 14th birthday. His mom, Stephanie, should’ve been struggling through teenage angst by now, the miscommunication that comes with being a teen parent, and the “Mom, you just don’t understand!” proclamations from behind a closed… Read More

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Bigger Than Your House

I wasn’t expecting her joy to make me question mine. Part of my job as a youth pastor has been to rally parents to embrace the development and growing independence of their children. Especially as they enter middle school. I remind them… Read More

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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