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:

Like what’s up danger?

If I’m crazy, I’m on my own, If I’m waitin’, it’s on my throne, If I sound lazy, just ignore my tone, Cause I’m always gonna answer when you call my phone…like what’s up danger?

Why our kids need boredom

We’re so over-scheduled as families that our kids no longer have time to be bored. This could produce a generation of kids who don’t know how to creatively solve their own problems or use their imaginations.

Present over perfect

The mountains really are my happy place. Meanwhile, you know it’s vacation when the baby is roaming semi-naked through the house. #presentoverperfect

The power of friendship

Since we were 17 we’ve lived our lives by this motto: FHP (faith, hard-work, and patience). Now look how it’s paying off. #threekings #fhp

Minding the gap in marriage

Minding the gap between who you are and where you want to be, that’s the difference maker in any relationship.

The day you were born

Happy Birthday baby girl. You’ve been an exceptional addition to the tribe! #Wakefieldblackgirlmagic

Is this my life?

I’ve spent most of my life trying to plan it. I’ve learned the hard way that it doesn’t matter how life works out, it just matters that life works. So, yeah, this is my life and I love it for all the predictably unpredictable moving parts of it.