Character and Values | Seasonal

4 Practical Ways to Model Gratitude to Your Kids

There are many words available in the dictionary to describe our kids. There’s . . .  Cuddly. Hilarious. Sassy. Clever. Mischievous. Creative. Loyal. Opinionated. But grateful? Grateful isn’t a word that first comes to mind when we think about kids in general.… Read More

Featured | Seasonal

The Parent Cue 2021 Gift Guide

Parts of 2021 felt so refreshingly different from last year.  In-person school was back in session.  Churches congregated again. Outdoor events were back on our calendars. Family and friends breathed the same air again. But other parts...well, referring to them as “Sophomore… Read More

Featured | School Life | Seasonal

6 Conversations to Have With Your Kid at the Start of the New School Year

A new school year can stir up some pretty big emotions in your kid. They’re facing a totally new environment, peer group shifts, and a disruption to their summertime rhythm…all while learning something new all day every day. It’s a lot.  So,… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Featured | School Life | Seasonal

How Can We Make This Year Better?

I love a good fresh start.  I’m a sucker for Mondays. I dutifully write New Year resolutions every year. There’s nothing like breaking in a brand-new notebook. And Spring cleaning? That is my jam. If you’re anything like me, you are charmed… Read More

Featured | Phase | School Life | Seasonal

End of School Year: How to Prepare for the Next Phase

Desks empty. Locker doors slammed—and lock combinations forgotten—for the last time. School-issued laptops returned to the front office. Color-coded, structured homeschool schedules loosened up a bit. Ah, yes. Summer is here. School may be out for your kids, but it’s a perfect… Read More

Featured | School Life | Seasonal

The Importance of Ending The School Year Well

This time of year, backpacks are getting heavy. Patience is wearing thin. The end of the school year is upon us and so is the end of what feels like the craziest one in history! As the school year comes to a… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health | Seasonal | Self Care

How to Model Contentment When You’re Feeling Pretty Miserable

You’ve read some version of this sentence a bajillion times this year: 2020 has sucked.  It’s just been exhausting, expensive, sad, scary, unpredictable, and painful. If you’re anything like me, you’re counting down the seconds until this 365-day circus has its final… Read More