*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Recode. It’s finally happening: Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement company Zenith. In 2019, people are expected to spend an average of 170.6 minutes each day on online activities…

This is going to sound strange, but I do wonder sometimes if God got it backwards when it comes to parenting. I’m not really questioning God’s wisdom, so don’t respond with a super-spiritual answer to correct my logic, just let me think out loud for a few minutes. Why did I start out as a…

  There are a lot of things I’m confident about. I’m confident that my 3-month-old hates sleep. I’m confident that my kitchen will remain a mess until the year 2050. I’m confident that I’ll never ever like sushi. And I’m confident that I will always choose the slowest line when checking out at the grocery…

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Dave Adamson, a photographer and social media and online pastor at North Point Community Church, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to share his thoughts on the Hebrew words every person — especially parents — should add to their vocabulary to transform the…

  I Changed My Mind Tell your child that you will do something together after dinner (watch a movie; play a game; take a walk; etc). After dinner, when they ask you to do the activity, say, “I changed my mind. I don’t want to.” Ask: How did you feel when I said that I…

  Summer is here! And we all want to make the most of it! All year long, we’ve been keeping to the rhythm of school schedules, last minute deadlines, and survival-mode routines. And while routine and predictability are important, they can become exhausting and mundane if we’re not careful. That’s why we love summertime! It’s…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on MediaPost’s Marketing Daily. Sorry, Kardashian-Jenner family, moms and dads, by far and away, carry the most influence as kids say their parents (86%) are their top role models. Further cementing today’s parent-child relationship, 85% of kids agree that they have a closer relationship with their…

Restaurants are one of the greatest places to teach your kids honesty. Amusement parks are good, too. A movie theater will work in a pinch as well. How? What do those three things have in common? Age restrictions. Restaurant menus, amusement parks, and movie theaters are all places that will give you a discount if…

As this year’s graduates said their goodbyes, I watched with a renewed attention. This will be us next May. Celebrating. Dreaming. Planning. So much of what I thought I knew about parenting has unraveled over the past few years. My oldest son is truly the test subject in this experiment we call parenting. We’ve stumbled…

Did you know June 1st is National Doughnut Day? There’s nothing better than celebrating a day that commemorates sprinkled pastry perfection . . . except celebrating it with someone you appreciate! So double dip into the glory of National Doughnut Day by swinging by your favorite doughnut place and grabbing a couple boxes of doughnuts….