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Handling the Holidays During Loss or Grief

October through December can be an excruciating time of year for those who have experienced a loss. In addition to the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, family trauma,…

20 Ideas for Raising Globally-Minded Kids

My parents have four children, and we reside on four different continents: My sister teaches art in England, one aids refugees on the Thai-Burmese border, one is changing her world in the…

12 Ways to Help Your Children Honor Veterans

As a mom, I never thought much about Veteran’s Day until after I’d started interviewing World War II veterans for a novel I was writing. Yet as November neared I…

It’s OK to Strive and Fall Short

I pictured myself as a mix of Mary Poppins and Carol Brady. We were welcoming in two new kids (ages five and two years old), and I was going to…

Serving With Your Family

Have you ever observed a need and thought to yourself… “Someone should do that…”? Maybe YOU are the someone. In the video above Tracey talks with Stephanie Buckley about how…

Take a Break, Mother Bear

From the moment I held Eldest in my arms, I didn’t want to let go. My sister referred to me as a baby hog. When other people held my baby,…

6 Ways to Pursue Your Children’s Friends

When my children were young, I had an older mom-friend who I loved to watch as she parented her older teens and college-aged children. She really enjoyed them, and the…

Landmark Moments

There have been experiences in my life that I consider to be “landmark moments.” They are significant experiences that impacted me and caused me to vow to never forget them….

Appreciate Your Pastor? Yes or No?

I have been hearing about many celebratory days recently. In the last couple of weeks, I have heard about National Pancake Day, National Doughnut Day, Cow Appreciation Day, and the…

The Need for Community

I sat on my bed in a darkened bedroom crying my eyes out. I had once again been rejected by my young son we had adopted. I felt like we…

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