Welcome to parenting

Ever had a job where you had no experience, no training, you weren’t allowed to quit, and people’s lives were at stake? That’s parenting.

The lost art of conversation

What’s at stake if we forget how to really talk and hear one another? Perhaps everything.


Away is our place to escape in order to recalibrate.

Prodigal Son

There’s a bit of prodigal nature in each of us, myself included. Let’s face it, everybody needs saving of some sort, even if it’s from ourselves.

Show and Tell

It’s amazing what kids pick up when you’re not looking.

Know thyself

In a large family, sometimes it’s easy to blend in without really knowing what makes you stand out.

Ready or not, here comes change.

It seems like we go through seasons of change, some sudden, and others planned. Though we can’t control when the winds of change blow, we can choose our response.

Journal buddies for the year

If you’re looking for a way to stay connected to your child emotionally as they traverse this upcoming school year, perhaps you should consider becoming journal buddies.

Planning a successful year

For parents in the throes of raising children (particularly young kids), the back to school season can be fraught with land mines of anxiety and stress (for us and the kids). Here are 3 ways to prepare for success: