Four parenting resolutions for the new year

Four parenting resolutions for the new year

The more I talk and think about New Year's resolutions, the more I see the divided camps. It seems like people either love them or want nothing to do…


How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

As special-needs parents, the demands our children sometimes require of us cause us to muster up a superhero type of strength and independence. Over…


Making family memories this fall

Making family memories this fall

If you are anything like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day when you can put away your shorts and sundresses and live in cozy sweatshirts and…


Family Camp: a Christian comedy for the whole family

Originally published on Denison Forum The joy of watching a comedy comes from its unexpected nature. We laugh when we're surprised by a well-timed…


Having fun is an act of hope

One of my goals this past year was to have more fun.  I am pragmatic to a fault, so I confess, I had to put “fun” on my to-do list. As I write, I can…


Free Fun for the Summer Budget

The kids are HOME!  The electric bill has doubled, the grocery bill has tripled, and the noise level is . . . okay, you get the picture. The summer…


Make Advent Memorable

How often will your child ask, “How many more days until Christmas?” A good Advent calendar might be your best purchase for the holiday season. A…