Facing Our Fears for the School Year

Facing Our Fears for the School Year

Our summer is officially ending as the new school year launches today. Our youngest daughter begins first-day classes at a local technology center. My husband, Rob, has already tackled his reading this morning for his new master’s program. Our middle daughter...
How to Buckle Up for the Best Family Road Trip Ever

How to Buckle Up for the Best Family Road Trip Ever

The beach and the pool, theme parks and camp grounds — summer is awesome! Yet the best-planned vacation can be ruined before you buckle up and leave the driveway. Road trips in the car can be a torture chamber of bickering, barfing, and “Are we there yet?!”  Can...
Five Heart Lessons Kids Learn from Losing a Pet

Five Heart Lessons Kids Learn from Losing a Pet

Over the years of raising our five kids, we’ve adopted our fair share of pets. Saying “hello” to fish and snails, hamsters and gerbils, parakeets, mice, a rat, a bunny, and several dogs has also meant some difficult days of saying “goodbye.”...