• To the lonely stay-at-home mom: 6 ways to cope with social isolation

    December 16, 2022 by

    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… Read more

  • Navigating the leave and cleave process of our adult children marrying

    December 9, 2022 by

    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… Read more

  • Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely

    December 2, 2022 by

    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… Read more

  • Finding Financial Unity in Marriage

    November 25, 2022 by

    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… Read more

  • What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse

    November 11, 2022 by

    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.… Read more

  • Grandparents are the Best Parent Support Group

    November 4, 2022 by

    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… Read more

  • 4 Words Kids Use When Coping with Emotions

    October 21, 2022 by

    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,… Read more

  • Invisible Disabilities: Hidden, But Real

    October 14, 2022 by

    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… Read more

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