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High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

The Suicide Talk

Why should I talk to my kids about suicide? According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Around… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Special Topics

Why Showing Kindness to Your Spouse Matters to Your Kids

My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Special Topics

Helping Your Elementary Kid Understand How God Made Them

One of the bottom lines of parenting is not just raising obedient, or even happy kids, but rather raising responsible adults who love God, love others, and love themselves. In fact, the way your kids love God has a profound effect on… Read More

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Another Day In The Life Of a Single Parent

I laughed when I read the tagline of this blog: “Do Family Better.” If I am totally honest, I think that is the one area I struggle most. As a single mom, there are days when I want to figure out where… Read More

Celebrations | Special Topics

Blending Families During the Holidays

It was our first Christmas Eve, the dishes were piled in the kitchen after a traditional New Mexican meal of Posole and fresh-made tamales. The tree was glistening and Christmas music filled the house.  Fresh baked cookies and homemade candies overflowed tins to… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Special Topics

Fighting for the Heart of Our Adopted Son

Instinctively as parents we want to fight for our children. Fight for their rights. Fight for their health. Fight for their relationships. And most importantly, fight for their hearts. My husband, Ben, and I knew pretty early on as parents that we… Read More