Posted by Carey Nieuwhof | Earlier this week we said that one way to see where your children are heading in life is to look at their friends and the people who influence them. Your closest friends are a preview of the future you. Now, I totally understand that will cause some of us to…

  Sherry Surratt, Executive Director of Family Strategy at Orange, talks about how grandparents have a great opportunity to influence the lives of the next generation through their grandchildren in today’s episode. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn YOUR CUE Grandparents, try to be more mindful and open to new…

  I’ve never been a big fan of January 1st. Too much pressure to set a goal or make a resolution, and then an impossibly long 12 months to keep it. But the start of the school year? I love it. Maybe it’s the smell and look and feel of new school supplies, maybe it’s…

When it comes to parenting, it’s easy to think of a few goals for yourself. You want to help your kids find something they are passionate about. You want to give them a healthy self-image. You want to challenge them and encourage them to grow. You hope that they develop their own faith, instead of…

  I will just go ahead and say it, my grandkids are brilliant geniuses. First grader Maggie can read the word ‘pinkalicious’, four-year-old Mollie can smell chocolate a mile away and baby Mason can fill a diaper like nobody’s business.   Okay, some might say brilliantly average but not me. These are my grandkids. I’m…

I’m a “fix it” mama. Sibling argument? I’m there to mediate. Upset stomach? I have medicine for that. Shoes have a hole? No problem. I can buy new ones. Difficult homework? We can figure it out together (thanks to YouTube tutorials). Yep. I was pretty good at the whole “Mom to the rescue” thing up until…

Posted by Terry Scalzitti One of my favorite movie scenes comes from Braveheart. William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is standing with a small army of Scottish warriors staring in the face of a charging English Cavalry. Do you remember the scene? As the horses are charging straight at Wallace and his band of brothers,…

  Josh Shipp, award-winning teen expert featured on MTV, CNN, and in The New York Times, gives parents strategies you can use today to help understand and parent your teenager well. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn   YOUR CUE Instead of lecturing, try asking your teen questions to gauge…

  “Change” is a powerful word. One that invokes countless reactions depending on who you ask.   Change is also unavoidable. Sometimes it’s within our control, but most often it’s not. Certain changes such as the loss of a loved one, serious illness of a parent, and divorce can be painful, and some of the…

  Dads, let’s be honest – have you ever faced a secret, shameful fear of going home at the end of the day?   A quiet, back of your mind resistance to the drive home from the office?   I’ve been there, and sometimes I’m still there.   But it never used to be that…