Respond Don’t React

Debbie Reed and Karen Doyle Buckwalter Spotlight

As parents, all of us have had interactions with our children we wish we could rewind and handle differently. Those times when the words you used or the tone of your voice was, in hindsight, considerably less than ideal. Rather …

The Cascade Is Real

Tricia Arthur Spotlight

The cascade is real. Here’s what I mean by the cascade: There is so much you will be inundated with when you find yourself pregnant and then suddenly parenting a small being: advice, ideas, strategies, tips, products, solutions. Information. Information. …

Not Afraid To Sleep

Grace Chin Huang Spotlight

Finding the courage to accept our own limits and the necessity of sleep. It takes courage to go to bed. And I’m not talking about for our children. I mean for us. Certainly, there are phases in motherhood where sleep …

These Simple Marks

Mauri Nelson honestly

Here’s a truth you won’t believe until you prove it to yourself: your children are substantially taller than you think they are. Here’s a truth you won’t believe until you prove it to yourself: your children are substantially taller than …

Why Kids Need Mental White Space

Jessica Smartt play

I am a former educator and children’s ministry director, a lover of books and projects and specially chosen classes. I certainly believe that our children’s minds should be stretched and their interests followed. However, I also believe that boredom is …