In a previous post, we looked at how the fear of what might happen keeps our children from experiencing the world to its fullest right now. The flip side to … Continue reading How to Raise an Adult (And how not to)
There are many things that my children and I have missed over the past year: visiting with friends and family, going into London to catch all the latest exhibitions, eating … Continue reading Free to Play, Free to Learn
Over Christmas, my family and I watched It's a Wonderful Life. Me, for the millionth time, my youngest for the first (at least the first that she could understand a … Continue reading What are your favorite New Year’s traditions?
Picture this: A principal at the beginning of the school year tells all his teachers: "This year, we will have no end-of-grade test. We will have no letters or numbers … Continue reading One year-end assessment that your kids will be begging for!
Greg and I have had the privilege of walking with over a dozen couples towards marriage through pre-marital counseling. From former basketball players, to former camp staff, we meet about … Continue reading How would you define the core of who your family is?
I sat in a chair like everyone else in the circle, but was different than everyone else. They shared their stories and I listened because there was nothing for me … Continue reading How to climb into someone’s skin-a lesson in empathy
My daughter shared with some friends we had for dinner about the cupcake business she and her best friend started. A week earlier, they had set up a stand in … Continue reading The best thing you can teach your child
Starting sometime in middle school, I began to understand the idea of social awkwardness (didn't we all?). There are a few people (you know them when you see them) who … Continue reading Embracing the awkward conversation
After stillness was forced upon me due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, I found myself cuddling more with my kids (and I’m not a super big cuddler) simply because I … Continue reading Thriving when life stinks.