Blended Families

How to be a grace-based parent with grace-based parenting

How to be a Grace-Based Parent with Family Do-Over Days

Are you a grace-based parent? You might be. First, think about how you would answer the following questions. Then, we’ll dive into what grace-based parenting is all about! Do you love your kids and long to see them succeed? Are you pulling for your children, on their side, and one of their biggest fans? When …

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What all blended families should know

I’m a Blended Family Dad: Here’s what all blended families should know.

Blended families go by many different names. Sometimes they are called stepfamilies, bonus families, or an instafamililies (Have you seen the movie? It’s good). In this post, we’ll examine what these terms mean. Then, we’ll dive into practical wisdom every blended family should know. And we’ll do this from the perspective of a blended family …

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Our Bond Is Greater Than Us

Greater Than Us—How couples can survive and thrive in challenges!

Our bond is greater than us and greater than the challenges we face. This was a key takeaway from our interview with Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe during our Thriving at Home Virtual Summit. During this inspiring interview, Jackie and Stephana shared how their marriage grew during a period of homelessness. Although this amazing couple was …

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Back to School Prep for Large Families

Essential Parent Hacks: Back to School Prep for Large Families

Shopping for a large family is never easy. It becomes especially difficult when parents need to buy lots of things for multiple kids all at one time. Back to school shopping can easily cost thousands of dollars, and for many families, purchasing everything all at once is overwhelming or downright impossible. As a parent, you …

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Addison Goes to Butterfly School

Addison Goes to Butterfly School: A book on imagination and bravery

Addison Goes to Butterfly School is about a spunky four-year-old with a big imagination. When Summer ends, and it is time for Addison to begin preschool, she is nervous. Fortunately, Addison puts her imagination to work. She meets new friends, overcomes challenges, and learns that she is a brave butterfly! Addison Goes to Butterfly School …

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Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders

131 Boredom Buster and Creativity Builders for Kids

Inspire your kids to bust boredom, build creativity, and have an awesome childhood! My new book, 131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders for Kids, will guide you on this journey. It is packed with activities to engage your kids, inspire their imagination, and encourage increased responsibility at home. Many of the ideas are family favorites–so we …

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family conversations

Family Conversations Team-up and Link-up #27

Back in January, I proclaimed 2016 as my year of teamwork. It has awesome experiencing the power of teamwork in action with the launch of my latest book on creative family conversations.  Here is what has happened so far! 20 Family Conversations Over Dinner In addition to writing an incredible review, Pat Fenner from www.PatAndCandy.com, asked if she could …

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