Archives For Children

Every family has their bedtime routine. Jammies, brush teeth, bedtime story, or whatever works in your house.

Your children’s bedtime isn’t just the transition from daytime to nighttime. It’s a sacred window that’s perfect for deepening your connection.
Plus, when you and your kiddos know what to expect each night you will both be able to fall asleep more easily and avoid the roller coaster of sleep-related drama.
Ben and I have a GREAT respect for parents and their kiddos’ bedtime routines. At our recent sleepover with our nieces and nephew, 7, 5 and 3-year old twins, we saw first-hand just how tricky it can be. Before bed, do you wear them out and have them jump and dance all over the room? Or do you dim the lights and softened the music so they start to relax? Different things work for different children, it seems. My goal was to just make sure that everyone was alive and unharmed until their parents’ arrival. Nothing impressive. (Maybe the pictures will work during this intro? There’s a video clip, too, if we could find it together.) Continue Reading…

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More and more millennials are putting off marriage until later in life. A big influence on these young adults’ view on marriage is your own example.

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We want to make sure kids feel good about themselves, but sometimes telling them that they are talented can backfire.

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It’s common practice for moms to talk to the girls about puberty and dads to talk to the boys.

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It’s the hope in every mother’s heart: to create a strong and connected family. But we know it’s important and we also know it doesn’t just happen.

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