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Stop the Summer Slump: 3 easy ways to encourage learning all summer long

We made it. After long hours and days encouraging (sometimes threatening) our children to finish homework, tests, quizzes, and projects, our kids have completed another school year. (Let all the mommas cheer). As parents, we want to embrace lazy days. You know those days where our children stay up late, play video games for hours, and chill out watching tv. After all, those lazy days are needed just as much for us parents as it is for kids. But we can't let all our children have learned start to deteriorate[...]

De-stress: 3 steps to simplify life for busy teens

School. Homework. Practice. Friends. More and more our tweens and teenagers are faced with full schedules encouraging them to be busy instead of being purposeful with their time. Multitasking is their norm. Busy becomes familiar. We see it all the time, this constant state of hurry. Hurry to get home. Hurry to get to practice. Hurry to complete homework. Hurry to eat dinner. Oh, I cringe when I think of how often I have allowed this “hurried” state to be the status in our home. Sadly, our home was onl[...]

Bridging the gap: 3 tips to help your introvert child thrive when you are an extrovert parent

Every since our fourth son was little, he interacted with the world differently. He was reserved and reflective. He would rather play alone, observing everyone around him. Our fella was quite different from me. That’s when I realized, unlike his three older brothers, our youngest son was an introvert. Now, this is not earthshattering, but it did mean I needed to adjust how I was going to help our child thrive at home and in school. My expectations needed to shift. After being an educator for over 10 years[...]

Getting Ready: 3 Practical ways to prepare your children for the New Year

As a busy wife and mom, preparing for the new year is serious business for me.  I intentionally make time to reflect, pray, and plan.  Then one day it hit me.  I was doing all this planning for me but I wasn't including those who matter most to me.  I was leaving out my fellas.  That's was when I knew I needed to do something different.  So a few years ago, we made the shift to start preparing our fellas for the New Year too. Here are three practical ways we help our fellas prepare for a new year. Wr[...]