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Dreading the Sex Talk With Your Kids? Read This.

What is the #1 conversation that most parents dread having with their kids?   It cuts across political affiliations, religious backgrounds, and even the age of the kids or parents….

Lean Into the Struggle

As a mom of five kids, I’m a master at teaching children to ride their bikes without training wheels.  The teaching situation has always consisted of a wildly excited yet…

The Real New Year’s Eve Party

Now that you’re a parent, do you ever think that New Year’s Eve should be more “exciting,” somehow? I recently realized I’ve had this subconscious vision in my mind that…

6 Ways to Find Peace On the Roller Coast of Life

There’s a video I love of a dad who takes his child on a virtual roller coaster ride. It was a scary roller coaster, as most are. Just watching the…

The Importance of Building Character Part Three — Gratitude: The Seed of Contentment

It’s a scene that we’ve all witnessed and one that’s all too familiar to most moms: a screaming kid having a tantrum in the aisle of some store because he is…

Madness: Raising Teens

Although I’ve raised two daughters to adulthood and know parenting teens can be a job, it never ceases to amaze me that parenting teens is also downright hard.   Now…

I Can’t Let Fear Affect My Witness to My Kids

Am I alone or has the parent anxiety around our kids’ faith walk ramped up to high alert unlike any generation before?   I so very much want to run…

How to Reconnect with Your Spouse as a New Parent

Remember the early days when you and your spouse first got married? You couldn’t wait to spend time together when you woke up in the morning. You spent hours just…

Dethroning the Drama Queen

Allow me to begin with a disclaimer: I am new to parenting a teen daughter. I do not claim to be an expert but rather a newcomer sharing what worked…

Underqualified but Hired Anyway

I remember before ever getting pregnant, sometime in my mid-twenties, I had a dream. In the dream, I had a baby. Somehow this baby was standing before me already as…

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