Transitions: Finding peace in the in-between

Finding peace in the midst of transitions

Out of all four seasons, summer and fall typically carry with them the most transitions. And in parenting, we experience the joys and challenges of…


Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


Our true dwelling place: Re-thinking what stability means in parenting

As I look through photos of raising our family on the road, I see nothing normal about it. Nothing screams abnormal like those first couple of years…


From a college freshman to a high school freshman: 9 solid pieces of advice

The college domino effect started a few years ago in our house. With five kids, we knew it loomed on the horizon since the days when they were little…


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…