Raising Rule Benders, Breakers, and Believers

It’s hard to condemn the creativity. Let’s admit it. There is something in each of us that admires a person who pushes the boundaries just a bit.…


Living Selflessly in Our Selfie-Taking World

I have a love-hate relationship with our culture. On the one hand, as a licensed professional counselor and relationship junkie, I love observing…


How to Raise DIY Kids

How to Raise DIY Kids

Do you ever watch the news and see kids building robots, coding computers, or competing in sports and then wonder about your own kids—who are…


No Comparison

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who struggles with the temptation to compare myself to others. Honestly, comparison in one of the biggest…


Are They Good Or Are They God’s?

You may have heard, “If you ask the right questions, you will get the right answers.” If you have school-age kids, you are in the middle of some of…


When Shining Shoes Changes Lives

A seventy-six-year-old man from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lived a modest life by the world’s standards. Struggling with learning disabilities, he…


Love is a Gift. Respect is Earned.

Our kids understand they are loved unconditionally. We teach them there is nothing they can say or do that will cause us to stop loving them. That…


Are Parents Ruining Youth Sports?

A NOTE FROM CYNTHIA: Hey Guys, We are so excited to bring you an article and podcast this week talking about youth sports. This is a topic that we…


A Life Well Lived

I went to the funeral of a dear friend’s father a few weeks ago. I didn’t know the man well, but my son is good friends with his grandson. My son had…