Homeschool Helps: Teens and Social Media

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One of the perks of being a homeschool family is amount of time we have to work on our communication skills with one another. Homeschooling has afforded us a lot of space in which we can have meaningful conversations, and hear one another well. 3 Approaches To Social Media Communicating face to face is one […]

Family Summer Survival Tips

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School’s out for the summer!! This is a time for making memories, relaxing, and some well- deserved time away from the routine of the fall and spring. Ok, let’s face it… along with the fun and unstructured time, there can be some challenges. Below are some tips and tricks that I found helpful for enjoying […]

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

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In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on how to protect our children and what people who have experienced this type […]

My Financial Journey

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Financial Freedom begins with Financial Literacy Pam Rinn recently had a great Wellness Wednesday where she shared her Financial Journey. She kindly recorded a few moments to allow the rest of us to learn from her experiences. As a marriage and family therapist, she knows that a healthy relationship with money eases pressures on other […]

Financial Literacy 101: Money and Graduation

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What We Don’t Know About Money Can Hurt Us Congratulations! You or your son or daughter will soon be graduating from high school or college. What a great milestone in the life of a young adult. The world is opening up and there are so many opportunities. Guess what? This is also a time many […]

CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

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CoParenting Story: Johnny slumps into the car after a week at his home with Mom. You glance into the rear view mirror and *sigh* internally. She did it again. Will she ever learn? What is it this time? ‘John, what’s up?’ ‘Nothin.’ ‘Johnny, you got to tell me.’ He proceeds to describe the new sport […]

When Tragedy Happens

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We have all seen tragedy in the news feeds. We hear about school shootings, tornadoes, and terrible car wrecks. Do you shake your head and say “Good Grief! What next!!” I do. So what are we supposed to do with all the  messy emotions that come along with tragedy? Visible coping skills may include voicing […]

3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

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Sobbing. Where is that crying coming from? You think to yourself. Opening the door to her room, Sandy is curled up on her bed, sobbing into her pillow. Sitting gently on the bed, your hand slowly settles on her back and she jumps. Quickly, she dries her eyes without looking at you. She sits up, […]

Scriptures And Affirmations For Parents

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A parent picks up a child from Mother’s Day Out. A normally high energy child plops down on my chair and sighs. Their head hits the couch behind them and he refuses to meet my eyes. “Hard day, huh?” “Mom” the small voice sighs. “Am I going to Hell?” My heart stops and I immediately […]