Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

I love the movie Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, where a father’s love fights to keep his son safe. But there’s a strong parenting lesson we all can learn about fear’s impact on parenting. Marlin, Nemo’s dad, was so fearful of Nemo getting hurt that he...
United Front In Parenting

United Front In Parenting

Do you have your spouse’s back when it comes to parenting your kids? Are you a united front? There’s been many times in our parenting journey that my husband and I have stood firm together as a team. We’ve had each other’s back and tagged the...
Breaking Parenting Cycles

Breaking Parenting Cycles

Dysfunctional patterns happen in families. No family is perfect. Oftentimes parents will follow down the same path they saw in their family of origin without even realizing it. Some family traditions and patterns are great to pass down to the next generation, but some...
Common Parenting Fears To Fight

Common Parenting Fears To Fight

I remember the day we brought my son home from the hospital over 10 years ago. I felt so ill equipped. I knew enough to get by, but not enough to feel confident and combat the parenting fears that were headed my way. Even though I’ve been a mom for over decade to 2...
Does Your Family Get Your Leftovers?

Does Your Family Get Your Leftovers?

A few years ago I read a version of this story and was convicted about the importance of not giving my family my leftovers. A man who works in a faith-based organization that helps kids and teenagers was talking to 2 daughters of men who work in his field while at a...