Talking About Things That Matter: Technology Edition

“One of the most common, and contested, conversations I have with parents – both friends and those who I get to serve in ministry – is about technology. “Should my kids use it?”“How much screen time is too much screen time?”“Should I let my _____ – year old have a phone? tablet? computer?”“How do I […]

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Talking About Things That Matter [A New Series]

Confession: Before I became a parent, I honestly couldn’t figure out why people cringed at the thought of having hard conversations with their kids. I grew up in a home with open and honest dialogue about pretty much everything, and I just assumed that it came naturally and easily. Confession 2: Since becoming a parent, I […]

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Making the Most of Halloween (and Other Holidays)

It’s October 31! Halloween – this holiday right in the middle of fall – is becoming one of the most profitable, popular festive days in North America. According to thebalance.com, Americans will spend $9 billion dollars on Halloween this year! If you divide that by the number of people who are participating in the holiday, […]

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When the “Bad Mom” Days Come

I’m starting this post with a confession: Yesterday was a “bad mom” day for me. Just after supper, I sat down on the couch across from Andrew & Levi and simply stated: “I feel like a bad mom today.” The reasons, looking back, were a little silly. I was getting extremely irritated by the consistent […]

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