#1 Free Tech App

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#1 Parenting App I’ve gotten for free! Yeah, sounds like one of those best of lists for the end of the year. But this tech app is wonderful and easy and just plain nice to have. Let me start at the beginning. My work as a therapist exposes me to a lot of information about […]

Favorite Advent Activity

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When I was a kid, Mom had an Advent Calendar where we put gifts to each other for each day of December. It also had scriptures to teach us about the Season and to prepare us to understand what Christmas was all about. I wanted to do the same thing for my family, so I […]

Acorn Digest December 2015

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Acorn Digest December 2015 Learn about our upcoming events, read our favorite new article, and find out about encouragement vs. praise. Join us for our Facebook Parenting Party where we will be talking about how to survive the holidays with complicated families, December 16th at 9 pm on Facebook. Have a very Merry Christmas and […]

4 Holiday Tips for Newly Divorced Families

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With the American divorce rate between 40 and 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many of us are touched by divorce during the holidays. As with many things, the first holiday with a major change can be the most challenging. There are usually lots of feelings involved, mistakes being made or contemplated, and it is […]

3 Tips for Joy in Holiday Chaos

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My two-year-old woke up too early (again!), my coffee cream had soured, I hit my head on the car door, and the house was already a mess at 8am.  It’s days like this that joy is more of a choice than a feeling.  On my way to take my daughter to preschool I found myself […]