Family Summer Survival Tips

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...
Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

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...
My Financial Journey

My Financial Journey

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...
My Financial Journey

Financial Literacy 101: Money and Graduation

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?...
CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

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...
When Tragedy Happens

When Tragedy Happens

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?...
3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

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...
Scriptures And Affirmations For Parents

Scriptures And Affirmations For Parents

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...
My Response To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Monument

My Response To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Monument

This year I went to Washington DC with a student group to tour many of the monuments and museums that teach about our country, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s. One evening, as the sun was setting and darkness settled, I walked with a group of 7th and 8th...
New Year: Resolution or Goal-Setting

New Year: Resolution or Goal-Setting

It’s 2018, and time to begin the obligatory resolution discussion. With the new year comes hope that things will finally be different. You will finally lose the weight, finally stop smoking, finally do the things you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t. But the reality...