Role reversal: The beauty of serving a parent

Written by Sarah Smith Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I’ve observed my mom almost eat glass. She’s been lost around the neighborhood a few times, she’s told me she doesn’t love me anymore, and she drank nail polish remover thinking it was Diet Coke.  This is called Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. My mom is my … Continue reading Role reversal: The beauty of serving a parent

5 Ways to Kill Warmth in Your Family (and how to rebuild it) by Kara Powell

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Math homework. It’s normally not a battleground in our family, but last week, it was. Our youngest’s fifth grade teacher had been a bit rushed in her math explanation that day, so Jessica came home not fully understanding how to do her homework. Normally I can calmly teach my … Continue reading 5 Ways to Kill Warmth in Your Family (and how to rebuild it) by Kara Powell

The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports—or any performance by Brad M. Griffin

I tend to be a disgruntled sports parent. I get concerned about the ways our culture obsesses about young people’s performance. It only takes a walk to a local park to witness the myriad of parental anxiety and dysfunction that plays out on the sidelines. Sports have such potential to build character, perseverance, and skill. … Continue reading The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports—or any performance by Brad M. Griffin

Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

Written by Lisa Tyson Photo by Joshua Mcknight from Pexels I have never hated—I mean really hated—a word before. A word is simply a word, it has no real power. But this word, I hate it.  While I had heard this word before, and probably even used it, I had never really given it extra … Continue reading Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

Keeping Your Kids Healthy Year Round

By Carol Cuppy Keeping your kids and family healthy this year is one of the most important things you can do. Washing your hands early and often, along with these other practical tips, will help prevent the spread of illness, and will help keep your family healthy. No matter what time of year, concern for … Continue reading Keeping Your Kids Healthy Year Round

A Band of Cousins – Encouraging Family Bonding

By Various Authors and Susan Alexander Yates Give your grandkids shared experiences to help them build stronger bonds with one another. For grandparents, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting to know each grandchild as an individual—and seeing our family bonding as cousins connect with one another. As we build lasting memories with our grandkids, we … Continue reading A Band of Cousins – Encouraging Family Bonding

Thoughts Between Potty Training and Life360

Written by Cynthia Yanof Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels Our oldest got her driver’s license recently and is navigating the roads on her own. It’s fairly gut-wrenching when you spend your whole life trying to keep your precious babies safe, and, one day, with a casual wave, they drive off to school leaving you standing … Continue reading Thoughts Between Potty Training and Life360

Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day

Photo by Daria Obymaha from Pexels A few days ago I read an article titled “10 Things to Say to Your Kids Everyday.” It was a well written article with a positive, encouraging message. Like the author of the article, I believe in providing my boys with a positive message each day. However, when it … Continue reading Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day