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Why You Should Let Your Kids See You Do Something You Love

I can count on one hand the amount of things I love more than I love Zumba. Zumba and me go way back: I started taking the fitness class at… Read More
How introverts survive parenting

Family Life | Make It Personal | Mental Health

The One Thing That Will Help You Survive Parenting as an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert I am an introvert through and through. Although I love authentic relationships and conversations, people, no matter how much I love them, drain my energy. Do… Read More

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Play is Essential for Parents, Too

There’s been one thing that has become clear to me through having kids that is missing in my life (and the life of many other people I know). Sound sleep, money in the bank, and a leisure day at the pool are… Read More

Make It Personal | Special Topics

Hope Boomerangs Back

Guest Post by Tahni Cullen “Pray for others that you may be healed,” (James 5:16). These words wouldn’t leave me alone. I really needed some encouragement––a prayer, a note, anything. From somebody. From an “other.” Six months into my Josiah’s autism diagnosis,… Read More

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It’s All In Your Head : Taming Negative Thoughts on Parenting

About 50,000 thoughts pass through our minds each day. FIFTY THOUSAND. I suspect that number is even higher for parents of preschoolers! It’s true that many of these thoughts are the equivalent of mental space junk— Add milk to the grocery list… Read More

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3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

I yelled at my little one the day after Christmas. Talk about a way to land the jolliest season, right? I know, I kind of jumped right into this thing, but it is our reality and the truth is my heart is still… Read More

Character and Values | Make It Personal

The Simplest Way to Teach Your Kids Self Control

One of the focuses for the the month at Parent Cue is teaching our kids “Self Control.” When I found that out I tried to skip this month. I asked if I could sit this one out because I’m so terrible at that… Read More

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Forgiveness Matters

A while ago something painful happened to our family.  It hurt. It was a betrayal. It was out of our control and it was someone else’s fault.  It left our whole family reeling. The details of what happened are not important, but… Read More