Giving Every Child a Loving Family

“There is no one more powerful, Than the one who trusts their own heart.” ― Mimi Novic Let me tell you a story. It is one worthy of a blockbuster title, yet you’ll be unlikely to recognize any of the characters. It has heartbreak and sadness, but even more love and joy. The tale starts […]

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What Your Child Believes About Your Love

Imagine you are a child, and you just lost your brand-new sweatshirt. You come home and tell your father, and all hell breaks loose: “You would lose your head if it wasn’t tied to your body!” (That’s actually what my dad would say.) The Power Of Words One angry word from you can hurt your child—for […]

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Schools Are Banning Fact-based History Education

The administration in Southlake, Texas, told educators to teach “opposing” views of the Holocaust. Similar bans exist on what state lawmakers are calling “Critical Race Theory.” Sari Beth Rosenberg, a high school history teacher, shares the dangerous repercussions for America’s public education system and why parents should be concerned. Teaching during a pandemic in schools […]

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Without You Mom

Mom, without you, there would be no me. Your love, your attention, your guidance have made me who I am. Without you, I would be lost, wandering, without direction or purpose. You showed me the way to serve, to accomplish, to persevere. Without you, there would be an empty space I could never fill, no matter […]

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Lockdown With My Teen Made Me Fall In Love With Music Again

When we first went into lockdown a year ago, the whole family struggled, but it was tough on my 18-year-old. On top of navigating a sea of loss in her final year of high school, she was desperately trying to become her own person ― as you’re biologically programmed to do at that age. But it’s […]

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Teaching Empathy To Children

The world as we know it is no longer the world as we knew it. What happened? It’s been a blur, but we can all commiserate. Social distancing is making us exhausted and lonely. But who is hit the hardest? Our children. Sequestering in place has made even the most accommodating families struggle to express […]

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Parenting While Shocked

As the local grown-up, I don’t need to be responsible for fixing everything; helping my girls process their sense that everything seems broken is enough. Like many of us, I stood speechless yesterday as I watched rioters storm the nation’s Capitol. My daughters, ages 10 and 17, watched alongside me and were shocked, too. Feeling rattled […]

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