• Family Celebrating at the Beach
    Parenting,  Prayer

    How to Pray With Your Children

    It’s another rainy day here. We started the morning by loading up the car with supplies for a project my daughter is working on at school. This included two very large boxes, craft supplies, paper, markers… all of this along with her backpack, raincoat (oh, wait she forgot that) and lunch box. As I approached the school, I could see the carline was…

  • Heart made of Rope
    Connection Parenting,  Parenting

    English Muffin Meltdown {Story}

    How a few simple shifts changed behavior We all know that kids can have meltdowns when things don’t go their way. This morning was yet another one of those days. The kids were out of school and I had just started to make breakfast when my daughter came into the kitchen. She immediately saw what I was making and before…

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    Travel

    The Budget-Friendly Adventure

    I believe it’s extremely important to get my kids out into the world and have experiences. Good or Bad. Each is a teachable moment. We learn so much from our experiences and the value of adventure bringing about a sense of fulfillment. With this philosophy in mind, I try to plan something special for the kids during the year. Sort…

  • Parenting

    How to Deal with Drama? {The Interview…}

    It’s Christina here. I hope this finds your summer going well.   We have been in the midst of some hurdles and challenges, but moving through them with some pretty amazing results.   Do you ever get to the point of extreme exhaustion as a parent?   If so, you’re not alone.   I call it, Parent Fatigue.   You see,…

  • Connection Parenting,  Parenting

    Why My Parenting Style Was NOT Working

    Years ago, I was deep in the struggles of parenting a defiant, actively independent, boundary pushing toddler. The days were endless and I could barely scrape up enough patience to get myself out the door in the morning with children in tow. If you’ve been there, you get it. If you haven’t, use your imagination. It was the holiday season and I was…

  • Parenting

    How a ‘Cherokee Legend’ Changed My Parenting

      The first time I heard this Cherokee Legend, I was shaken by the words… I recently returned home from a roadtrip that pushed every button, boundary and the two wolves. It was a planned trip to visit my husband who has been working out of town since October. I spent 10 days traveling with two children, living in a…

  • Parenting

    How to get your teen to open up and talk to you?

    Wish your teen would open up and talk more? Getting your teen to open up and talk can be challenging. Take a moment and think back to a time when you were a teenager. Can you recall a “fun” memory? Can you remember the details? Was it your first day of high school, your first car, your 16th birthday, or…