Mayday! Parenting from the Edge of Summer

Today was a ruthlessly busy day of parenting, consisting of two kids’ birthday parties, a yard sale, and a Cub Scout event. This was ill-positioned at the end of a hectic week at work. I’m finally sitting down to write, to assure you that as positive as I aim to be, I see neither sunshine…

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Ditching the Material for the Manger: 6 Ways Parents Can Foster a More Meaningful Christmas

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, a joyful time to overindulge, and then do it again with leftovers for days to come. We are so thankful, warmly considering our blessings, enjoying time around the table with folks, watching football and slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma with the greatest of ease. Then the real frenzy begins. You’re likely…

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