January 11, 2019 | Kendra Fleming | A while ago something painful happened to our family.  It hurt. It was a betrayal. It was out of our control and it was someone else’s fault.  It left our whole family reeling. The details of what happened are not important, but what is continuing to happen in…

January 15, 2019 | Toni Collier | If there’s one thing I can’t deny about my four-year-old Dylan, it’s that she likes to have fun. But, not your typical day to day type fun folks. She’s the kid that asks what we’re doing and where we’re going every five minutes just to make sure that…

October 8, 2018 | Chajay Wise | As parents, we are tasked to train our children and prepare them for the world . . . but sometimes those roles are reversed. Our children become the teachers, exposing us to our own weaknesses, allowing us to grow alongside them as we navigate the unknown together. Before I had…

January 11, 2016 | Jon Acuff | The virtue of the month at Parent Cue is “Self Control.” When I found that out I tried to skip this month. I asked if I could sit this one out because I’m so terrible at that particular virtue. But here I am. At Parent Cue, we define self-control as: “Choosing to do what…

December 31, 2018 | Carey Nieuwhof | So it’s a brand new year. Here’s a question to kick it off. How’s your heart? The heart is pretty vital. It’s what we live out of really; it’s the wellspring of life. Our hearts help us feel the highs and lows, navigate wonder and mystery, keep our imaginations stimulated…

January 1, 2019 | Jon Acuff | It’s January! All the Christmas lights are gone, school is back in session and everyone is eating kale. Why? Because at the start of the New Year, we always come up with resolutions. We’ll show this year a thing or two! We’re going to eat better, exercise more and break…

December 18, 2018 | Sarah Anderson | The older I get, the more sentimental I become. Especially as Christmas. Three chords into “O Holy Night” and you’ll find me tearing up and sniffling like a fool. I can’t help it. Something about Christmas just does that to me. Specific lines from my favorite Christmas songs…

December 13, 2018 | Amy Fenton | I laughed when I read the tagline of this blog: “Do Family Better.” If I am totally honest, I think that is the one area I struggle most. As a single mom, there are days when I want to figure out where I put that darn cape—you know…

It was a chilly morning in mid-December and I was mentally processing my to-do list during my drive to work like always. It included the usual run-down of the day’s meetings and project deadlines, but also much more than what appeared on my Outlook calendar. I could feel my anxiety mounting as I remembered the other 67,000…

December 29, 2014 | Autumn Ward | I love Christmas decorations. They have a way of making everything more beautiful. Even the most humble of homes becomes a breathtaking site with just a few strands of twinkling lights. Our family has accumulated quite the collection over the past 19 years. Every yard ornament and strand of garland…