5 things to do now for a less stressful (and more meaningful!) holiday season

Sometimes things can get a little stressful around the holidays, don't you think?  I’ve found that a little prepping ahead of time can make room for…


10 truths middle schoolers should know

It’s rare to hear anyone say they loved middle school. Even people with positive memories never tout it as the best years of their life. Simply put,…


Parenting a Middle Schooler with Love

This morning, I sent my daughter off to middle school with a prayer and a kiss on her head. In the past 45 minutes, we laughed, hugged, fussed,…


Stand Alone

Have you ever seen or read something that completely sums up all that you hope your kids will become someday?  I ran across the picture above…


9 Books to Prepare You and Your Child for Middle School

My family embarked on the middle school adventure last year with some trepidation. We were already riding the emotional roller coaster of adolescence…