Clean Up Time

Thank you, Jesus, for always cleaning up and that no mess, or wreckage is too much for your grace and mercy.

Waiting in the Waves

Regardless of the direction from where the Waves arrive, I can look to God and always find shelter, a rock and a safe refuge of protection.

The High School Survival Guide

Once your kid enters high school, they start developing a sense of purpose as they choose their community, the things they value, and what they plan to pursue.

The Junior High Survival Guide

You thought the “terrible twos” phase was the most challenging time of your parenting journey. . .that is, until your kid became a Junior High schooler.

The Elementary School Survival Guide

At the heart of your elementary schooler, they’re likely asking inside of themselves…Do I have friends, your attention, and what it takes?

The Preschool Survival Guide

There’s something about the preschool phase that has us reeling from the duality of it all.

21 Questions to Get to Know Your Kid or Teen

Your child is constantly changing. Get to know who they are now in the phase of life they are in now.

5 Things Worth Celebrating In Each Phase

There’s no denying it: Seasons of change are incredibly hard. But they can be both hard and good!

Plain Old Hot Dogs

Embrace the opportunity to be a man who leads kids with a true demonstration of godly behavior.

When Father’s Day Hurts: Healing from Father Wounds

Father’s Day isn’t fun for everyone. Here are 4 reasons Father’s Day hurts and how to find healing.

The Importance of Ending The School Year Well

After a school year like the one we’ve had, we owe it to our kids to finish the year strong and to teach our kids the importance of ending it well.

A Different Way

There is no direct path that is the same for each of us. Your own story is filled with true beauty and God’s love.

7 Ways to Get Your Teen to Actually Talk to You

It’s hard to know how to talk to teenagers when they won’t talk to you. If you want your guarded teen to open up, here are 7 things to try.

4 Mistakes Parents Make With Technology

How do we find the right balance for our kids between benefiting from technology while avoiding the danger of it?

Kids Under Stress

Stress can look very different in kids, yet in some ways, it can look very much the same as it does in adults.

Help, My Kid Is Really Mad at Me

With more family time than ever before, the likelihood of family conflict is high. And lovingly responding to your child who is mad at you—is hard.

The Most Important 10 Seconds in Conversations with Kids

Hard conversations with kids can be extremely tricky. But, did you know you can make or break conversations with your kids in the first 10 seconds of them?

2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

If you found yourself worn down, worried or even an apathetic parent, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. But we don’t have to stay there.

20 Things We Learned in 2020

Before we write the 2020 year off as a total bust, let’s pause to think through some valuable lessons that many of us learned.

5 New Years Resolutions Every Parent Can Keep

If you’re like many parents, you’re busy making resolutions this week. But have you any made any resolutions related to your family?

3 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Miss Christmas

Nothing moves as fast as the holidays. How do you make sure you make the most of your Christmas?

Moving Beyond the Holi-Daze: 10 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

10 tips that can help restore some sanity to your family, and hopefully make for an enjoyable, meaningful holiday season.

Raising Great Kids

Every parent wants to be a great parent, but you can’t parent every child the same way. Check out the 5-part series of the Raising Great Kids Podcast.

When Parents Experience Crushing Loss

The parenting journey is filled with highs and lows. Many parents will experience crushing loss, unlike anything they were expecting.

Among Us: What You Need to Know

Among Us is the new game that is getting all the attention, making Fortnite seem like a distant memory. As a parent, here is what you need to know.

Rhythm

Every day, a child needs clean clothes, food to eat, places to go, money to spend, and at least 37 other things. Add in a couple of extra kids and the number of things to do every day simply multiplies.

Parenting Kids in the Online Age

Episode 9 of the Thriving Life Podcast ventured into the world of raising children in the midst of technology. This podcast was a helpful conversion that may help parents approach the technology issue differently.

Grieving Our Losses

This week, the call was officially made. Schools will be closed through the end of the school year. A few kids may express happiness about the super long break they’ll have this year, but that’s not what most people are feeling.

Kids Need Stories

Several years ago, I read an impactful booked called “Playing for Keeps,” by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy. The premise of this book states that kids (all kids) need six specific things over time.

Never Waste a Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, I would never have imagined we’d be living in the world we live in today. It seems that few people saw quarantines and shelter-in-place policies as a local reality. Now, this is life.

Perspective Shift

Apparently, everyone has more time for Facebook and social media right now. Everyone’s a little overwhelmed, but posting and sharing funny and insightful content is like a part-time job. Whatever it takes, right?

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