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How Adoption Led to a Breathtaking View of Life

How Adoption Led to a Breathtaking View of Life

It's National Adoption Month, and a chance for me to share a decision that changed my life. And to encourage you to take risks and say yes to "tightrope" opportunities - things that seem too big, too hard and just too risky. It's a scary balancing act, but the view will take your breath away.

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The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

Statistics about children and teens presented by The National Alliance on Mental Illness are sobering. We can't promise our kids a life free of crisis or pain, so we need to equip them with the right attitude and skills. But science and our many years in the classroom agree on the best way to build resilient kids in our very anxious world.

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4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

Kristie and I pooled our favorite fall traditions and dug into them to explore why they mean so much to us. What we found made us realize that the value of solid traditions goes way beyond the “feel-good” factor: they can make us healthier, strengthen our relationships with friends and neighbors, and create memories that link generations together.  Bottom line: some traditions are worth the time even when time is the one thing we never seem to have.

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How to Create a Family Tech Plan Everyone Can Agree On

How to Create a Family Tech Plan Everyone Can Agree On

Screen time. Our family argues about this more than anything else. We've read all kinds of tips and tricks to reduce screen time, but it seems that nothing consistently works. Technology is a reality and it's not going away. It also benefits us in a lot of ways. So we decided to stop arguing and start working together--as a family--to figure out how to manage this growing technology addiction. These 5 steps made the process easy.

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