08 Jan Four Benefits of Grandparents

Dr. Ken Canfield will be coming to speak at the Straight Talk for Families: Grands Matter workshop on January 21 at the Overland Park Campus. You can register for this event here. The common punch line is that grandparents are only good for spoiling their grandkids....

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18 Dec Pausing in the Hodgepodge

Our Christmas tree is a merry hodgepodge of ornaments. There are round red and gold bulbs, a few berry sprigs, and gold spears that used to spiral prettily but have now been mangled into odd angles by helping toddler's hands. There are photo ornaments of my...

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06 Dec 8 ways to prepare for a great Christmas

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This year, Christmas is going to be different”? You are reminded of previous family gatherings and shiver when you recall all of the planning, anticipation and scheduling stress you and your family endured. You experience flashbacks of awkward conversations with...

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15 Nov Giving that Costs us Something

When David decided (incited by Satan, 1 Chronicles 21:1) to take a census, it was clear, the Lord was not pleased.  God had promised He would be Israel's defender, so no matter the power of Israel's enemies nor the limitations of her armies, God would...

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23 Jan Two Knocks and an Open Door

Our family often walks the half mile to our neighborhood park. We share the park with dog walkers, kids of all ages, and thoughtful older people circling the walking path – the many faces of the neighborhood. Sometimes, I have on my open, friendly face while I’m there. Other days, I’m more focused on pushing, corralling, and forestalling pants-wetting … hashtag mom life.
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