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April 2019

3 moves to turn your setback into a comeback

Lately, I have been embracing the new. New workouts. New ideas. New opportunities. With every new step comes the opportunity for a setback. Let’s just say friends; I have been dealing with quite a few setbacks. You know those moments where technology crashes, and you lose all of your work. Moments when you realize you are not going to complete your class on time. It could be the moments the new product you made doesn’t quite look the way it should so now you have to push back your timeline. Maybe it’s[...]

Time for a change: 3 subtle signs you might be a toxic person (+ what to do about it)

Growing up, I learned heard quite a bit about being careful not to allow toxic friendships and relationships in my life. You know those people who make you feel you are less than, leave you feeling yucky, and completely drained whenever you are around them. Growing up, I learned heard quite a bit about being careful not to allow toxic friendships and relationships in my life. You know those people who make you feel you are less than, leave you feeling yucky, and completely drained whenever you are around th[...]

Calm Mom: 3 ways to respond to your tween’s negative behavior without losing your cool

It was a typical afternoon. I stopped to pick up my fellas from their school, the car door opened. Getting in our vehicle, my usually fun-loving, mild-mannered tween clearly was in a mood. “I’m glad to see you,” I said while waiting for my fellas to buckle up. “I don’t see what is so good about it,” my tween mumbled under his breath while slumping into his seat. While riding home in silence, it was clear my fella didn’t want to talk. I wish his tween moodiness stopped in the car, but it was ju[...]

5 simple ways to create a supportive environment for military kids: Tips for teachers, churches, and community member

When a loved one serves in the military, every family member is impacted, especially military kids. Growing up in a military family requires children to adjust to constant change, frequent moves, and disruptions to their relationships. Moving is less about a new location and more about making new friends. As a former military kid and now raising our military children, I am quite aware of how a military parent impacts the entire family. Our children have spent their whole lives living in communities outside[...]