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Blog | Elementary (K-5th) | Fight For The Heart | Just A Phase

A Few Things To Know About Preteens

This time of the year is filled with anticipation. By now some of you are a well into the school year while others of you are just getting started. Either… Read More

Blog | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | Make It Personal

One Simple Way to Love Your Kids Better

I can be a sulker. When someone offends me, my natural response is to sulk, and give them the cold shoulder so they can figure out on their own how to make amends. I also tend to be a guilt-tripper, detailing grievances… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Blog | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | Words Over Time

The Words that Stick

We lived for a few solid years in our family not having to really watch our words. We could have conversations about dessert, fun places to go, and toys. And our toddlers would be none the wiser. But this past year, we… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Love Over Time

The “S” Word

I don’t write often about discipline online because it’s a great way to have an argument with strangers. I feel like in general we have enough yelling on the Internet and I don’t need to contribute more. Parenting is fraught with controversial… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Relationships

What to Do When Your Kid Offends You

Getting time away from my kids is one of my favorite things. Now, don’t get me wrong . . . I love my kids, but for the sake of my well-being, I need time away. And when it comes to getting away,… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Building Bridges With Your Kids

Picture it. Family movie night. You’ve just popped an industrial-size bowl full of popcorn. You’ve got a mug of hot chocolate for each kid, with exactly 13 mini marshmallows each. Everyone’s snuggling under blankets and settling in for some much-needed R&R. Then,… Read More

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This Time Next Year

As this year's graduates said their goodbyes, I watched with a renewed attention. This will be us next May. Celebrating. Dreaming. Planning. So much of what I thought I knew about parenting has unraveled over the past few years. My oldest son… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Imagine The End

A Story Worth Telling

Everybody loves a story with a great plot line. We applaud the hero, sitting mesmerized at the edge of our seat while good battles evil, or while right struggles with wrong, hoping for good to win. We cheer when good prevails and even… Read More