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Dads: What We Do Matters

Our kids want to be who we are. They want to talk like we talk. They want to act like we act. And whether we like it or not, they will do as we do. Read More

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No Room for Shame in the Suitcase

I was demonizing work. I was unknowingly teaching my kids that work was a terrible place that ripped you from your home and forced you to leave loved ones. We spend eighteen years teaching our kids that work sucks and then act surprised when they graduate from college... Read More

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What I Want My Daughter to Know About Love

I’m not challenging you to look for perfection in someone. I’m challenging you to look for the progress they’re making on their own within themselves. Read More

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It’s Not Just You: Making Other Adult Friends Is Hard

I never knew that it was hard to make friends, but I know that with some effort and consistency, there are many people out there waiting for a friend like me and you.  Read More

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Play is Essential for Parents, Too

I knew that play was vital to my kids’ health. But this post isn’t about how you need to make sure to incorporate play into your kids’ lives (although that is good). This post is about making sure you incorporate play into your life as a parent. Read More

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How To Discover Your Unique Rest

My point is this: All of us have a unique way of resting and refueling: do you know your pattern? If not, why not spend a couple minutes reflecting on the last five years.  Ask yourself: When was I most rested? When did I feel most alive? When... Read More

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Feeling Safe and Stuck at Home at the Same Time

It’s okay to be worried right now. It’s okay to not be okay with the state of life right now. But also, it’s good to search for the silver linings… Read More

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Choosing Yourself is Not Neglecting Your Family

Sometimes it’s a struggle to really learn that just because we choose ourselves, doesn’t mean we are neglecting our family. In fact, it places us in a position to offer an even greater love because the place from which we are pouring is full and not depleted. Read More

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Parenting Takes Courage

Confession: I lay awake at night and worry about my kids. It’s true. I know that worry is a waste of time. I know that worry shows a lack of faith. But sometimes . . . I worry. I have a child about to graduate from high school... Read More

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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 a point in my life when I was the most downtrodden I’d ever felt—I had been laid off... Read More