Category: Family

How to Talk to your Kids about COVID-19

April 7, 2020
It’s a long-standing joke that new parents wish babies came with instruction manuals. Being a first-time parent of a newborn can be mind-boggling, to say the least. In the last...

Educational Resources During Extended School Closures

March 22, 2020
Dear Parent, Congratulations, you’re hired…for a job you never applied for! You have been promoted to educator extraordinaire – a position for which you quite possibly feel woefully ill-equipped. While...

When is it Time for your Adult Child to Leave Home

June 18, 2019
Who would have considered such a situation as we brought our newborn home from the hospital? We have dreams for their future and our lives together, so how could I...

Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

June 14, 2019
One of my earliest memories of someone setting a healthy boundary was when I was around 13 years old and my mother’s friend had stopped by to say hello. She...

Conflict with Parents: Getting them to Listen

February 18, 2019
Unfortunately, we CANNOT make anyone listen to us, no less our parents; but we can do some things to promote a possibility where this can take place. Let’s consider some...

How to Be Present with Children

May 22, 2017
With all the pressures of our daily lives it can be difficult to be present with those we love.  Our ‘To-Do’ list can be a mile long, thus keeping our...

How Do You Define Family?

May 12, 2017
Defining family can be a tough thing as the word “family” alone is a powerful word that conjures up multiple different meanings and emotions. How does one put into words...

Discipline – Why and How

August 31, 2016
Why… The reason we discipline our children is not so we can have a sense of control over another person, but rather to: Guide Train Protect I view children as...

A Simple Statement

January 21, 2016
It was Christmas morning and my daughter, Anna Beth, handed me a small jewelry box wrapped in holiday paper. Immediately I knew it would be a charm for my bracelet....


November 24, 2015
“Why did I agree to this? What was I thinking? I’ve never cooked a meal this big in my life! Now, my family is counting on ME to make our...
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