Written byTabatha Hull Learning to cope with social isolation as a stay-at-home mom can create a heart of gratitude rather than despair. Some people are energized by socializing and interacting with others. I am not one of those people. Although I do believe this trait would come in handy for me at times, I have … Continue reading To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation
Navigating the leave and cleave process of our adult children marrying
Written byTina Akridge Definition of position; “a place where something or someone has been put, a particular way in which someone or something is arranged.” (Oxford) Both of my sons have gotten married within the last ten days. And my position has been a topic to ponder during this unique journey. From where to stand … Continue reading Navigating the leave and cleave process of our adult children marrying
Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely
Our long-term goal as parents is to raise children who will practice self-control and manage technology well on their own. When my daughter Lucy was only 4, she was mesmerized with my new phone. As her chubby little fingers tapped the screen with all the brightly colored apps. I quickly realized I couldn’t mindlessly let … Continue reading Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely
Finding Financial Unity in Marriage
By Jeanette Gardner Littleton Protect your marriage by avoiding these three financial stressors Ask married couples what they argue about most often, and you’ll likely hear the same answer over and over: money. A 2017 study by Ramsey Solutions found that money is, indeed, the top issue that causes conflict and keeps couples from financial … Continue reading Finding Financial Unity in Marriage
Three ways to support a family living through a severe childhood illness Written by Chris Woodruff
Have you ever received that call? You know the one—the dreaded “we heard back from the doctor” call. When you watch a friend or family member walk through a difficult time, it’s easy to feel absolutely helpless. When his or her child is the one battling a severe illness, this feeling of helplessness grows tenfold. … Continue reading Three ways to support a family living through a severe childhood illness Written by Chris Woodruff
What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse
The metaverse presents an interesting situation for parents. With its introduction, the line between real and virtual is growing blurrier by the day. That’s why it’s important for parents to have a good understanding of boundaries for your family. There are few topics that provide parents with as many questions or worries like technology can. … Continue reading What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse
Grandparents are the Best Parent Support Group
When grandparents support their adult children in their new role as parents, a new bond is created and strengthened. As parents, supporting our adult children doesn’t always look like we thought it would. My mom was mortified when she came to help during those adjustment weeks just after the birth of my first child. “Where … Continue reading Grandparents are the Best Parent Support Group
Roe Finally Did Go. Now, How Can Teens Have Conversations about Abortion and Pro-Life Topics?
You want to train your teen to have thoughtful conversations on difficult cultural topics. One marked by compassion and kindness. Overturning Roe v. Wade is the result of a nearly 50-year effort committed to a singular outcome – protecting the lives of preborn humans. Without debate, this decision will carry profound political, social, and personal … Continue reading Roe Finally Did Go. Now, How Can Teens Have Conversations about Abortion and Pro-Life Topics?
4 Words Kids Use When Coping with Emotions
You can help your children to learn true freedom when coping with emotions and difficult situations by teaching them to think about life using certain words and phrases. Emotions can flood the healthiest of minds. Children’s minds are not naturally equipped to make logical sense of powerful emotions and difficult situations. Kids are equipped, however, … Continue reading 4 Words Kids Use When Coping with Emotions
Invisible Disabilities: Hidden, But Real
Invisible disabilities may be internal or mental, so people living with these issues can endure bullying at any age. My brain injury occurred while in college in 1997 and it forever changed my life and that of my family. It was humbling for me, as a twenty-something, grown man, to be dependent on my parents … Continue reading Invisible Disabilities: Hidden, But Real
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