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…


Should I send my kid to private school?

Choosing which type of formal education for our children hasn’t been easy. As a teacher, the cons of the different systems have typically spoken the…


Why I chose to put my kids in public school

Months before we got married and years before we became parents, my husband and I sat down and discussed where we would send our hypothetical…


Got kids in sports? Here’s how to guard your witness

Booing. Shouting. Finger-pointing. Adults getting up in one another’s faces, arguing against a call.  All this I have seen—in an elementary school…


Seven ways children react to grief

One of the hardest things after my husband died was not only dealing with my grief but also watching my children try to grapple with theirs.  My…


Summer traditions: Teaching our children to pray for the world

I would love to travel the world with my kids.  I imagine we’d get lost down colorful alleys, pop into restaurants beckoning us with the smell of…


Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

Five biblical truths to anchor your children's identity in Christ

I couldn’t help but care about what others thought about me. Did I say the right thing? Were my feelings and thoughts in line with what others…


Raising your child to be kind in a divisive world: Three ways to cultivate a selfless mindset

Every parent says life totally changes the moment your first child is born. I can confirm that this is 10,000 percent accurate. My entire perspective…


The higher the walls the taller the ladders: How to teach a biblical worldview to your elementary-aged kids

The Lord has given me a unique perspective as a mother of three elementary-aged girls. I’ve been teaching high school English and Bible for fourteen…