When Briana Johnson lost her father to cancer, she gained not only inner strength but also learned how to help her children with the loss of their Grandpa. In this article, she shares how to help strengthen families in times of grief and loss.
Through stories from her vast experience as a clinical psychologist and school consultant, author Catherine Steiner-Adair helps us understand that while it’s not necessary to totally eliminate tech, for the survival of our families it is absolutely imperative that we keep it in balance.
Have you heard of the book "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons"? Here are a few photos and ideas explaining why this book deserves a prominent place on every family's bookshelf.
I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years is that there’s an amazingly powerful process that helps me...
Whether you're enjoying the beautiful moments of the holidays or wading deep in the "hard," we invite you to let the power and hope of this season reach all the way to your heart--and help you to see how much your influence matters.
I was so busy feeling sorry for myself that I failed to see what I did have: an opportunity to create a meaningful Christmas for my own family. My friend helped me appreciate the Christmas I had instead of wishing for one that I could never have again.
Last year for Christmas, while I was focused on finding the perfect presents for each of my children, God used my one-year-old to show me what I needed for Christmas, too.
I think having a totally stress-free holiday as The Mother is completely unrealistic. I don’t expect perfection, but these are a few of the strategies I’m going to employ over the next few days so that I can experience as little stress as possible on the big day.
You can’t force a moment. I know this but sometimes I still try. Yesterday there were lots of not-so-good moments. The kids were cranky and needy and I worked hard all day but didn’t feel like I got much done. We were late to everything because of domino effects of dumb little things that kept...
As a mom, you have the opportunity to see the sparkle in your children’s eyes, so be deliberate in what you want to accomplish this season. Don’t be so overwhelmed and overscheduled that you miss it.
Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.
When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money...