Postpartum Depression: A Husband’s Story

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Two Perspectives This post is one of a pairing. The first part was my wife’s story. My wife suffered from severe postpartum depression for three years after the birth of our youngest child. This was probably the most challenging season in our marriage, bar none. As people often do, my wife and I learned a […]

7 Ways to Spark Creativity in Your Kids

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Creating something is one of the primary joys in life. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than putting my hand to something and beauty comes out on the other side. Our children are the same way. That’s why they want to show you every drawing, dance, or lego creation they come up with — they […]

How Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

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Making decisions about how much we, as Christians, participate in cultural traditions can be tricky. Halloween is one of those things that has brought up a lot of questions for our family. We want our kids to have as much fun as humanly possible, but we never want to participate in something that does not […]

Parenting College Age and Adult Children

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If you’re anything like me, parenting teenagers and adult children might take you by surprise. The difference between parenting children inside your home and the change to this relationship as they enter the workforce or college can be tricky, but we have found some great ways to make this transition a little bit easier. Here […]

How to Parent Well Through Separation and Divorce

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Parenting well through separation or divorce is not easy. There are so many questions one might have in the midsts of it, including: how to discipline through divorce, how to co-parent with a difficult ex or co-parent after divorce, as well as communication guidelines to help the family get through this difficult time and come […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries for Children

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What are boundaries and how can we set them for our kids? Think of boundaries as a line one draws around themselves — a protective barrier. There are various kinds of boundaries, including emotional, personal, and physical. We use boundaries in ALL areas of our lives, even without knowing it — with parenting, relationships of […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism

How to best talk to our kids about race and racism is a question on many parents’ minds right now. For us, it has been an ever-evolving conversation that continues to grow and change as our kids understand more and more about diversity and it’s history in this country. How to start the conversation about […]

7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep In Longer

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How do I get my child to sleep in? This question is probably on the minds of EVERY parent the minute they hear their child in the baby monitor at 5 am, or when their older child is an early bird and wants breakfast at 6 am. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of helpful […]

7 Steps to Take When Your Child Feels Insecure

How to help your insecure child

Parents will often ask themselves what causes insecurity in a child and what they can do to combat negative self-talk. And as the reasonings for why a child might be feeling insecure widely vary, there are some key steps to take when your child begins to show symptoms. Before we discuss what you can practically […]