In Memory of March 13, 2020

The last day that our kids were in school. Who would have even known that March 13th would be the final day that our kids would see their friends, their teachers, their school facilities…their “normal” lives as we knew it. Thank goodness no one left their lunchbox filled with half-eaten food or heavens knows what […]

Faith, Hope and Love in COVID-19

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The ramifications of this COVID-19 season have been extensive. Suicide rates. Domestic violence. Child abuse. Lives lost. Fears raised. The list could go on and on. One of the most heartbreaking effects of this season has been the extreme polarization of opinions. “It’s time to open up California, NOW!” “Keep the doors closed; it’s not […]

Supporting Kids During COVID-19

The kids in our lives have experienced a tremendous amount of change and loss due to COVID-19 – loss of school, the ability to participate in extracurricular activities (sports, art classes, etc.), and time with friends and extended family. They too are experiencing additional life stressors as their brains process this season. My friend, Dr. […]

Thoughts About Loss

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Your kids have lost a lot in this season. There are great lessons that can be pulled even in the midst of loss. Learn these lessons to pass along.

Farewell What Should Have Been

While I know this is our new norm, honestly, reality hasn’t fully set in. The statewide reports and letters announcing the closures of schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year are hard to comprehend. Almost 3 full months of school time missed. All for good reason, don’t get me wrong, but still something I […]

As Children Face Disappointments, Parents Can Help Them Develop Resilience

Hey Parents!  From time to time during this health crisis, we will be sharing links to stories, articles or resources that we think may be helpful.  Not all of them will be from a faith-based perspective, so please keep that in mind!  Here is a great article about helping our children develop resilience. Read the Full Article

4 Ways to Get Through Grief

It’s easy to convince ourselves that one day we’ll “get over it” when it comes to dealing with grieve. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Grief is a process. Grief is a complicated thing. And it pops up for so many different reasons. The death of a loved one is not the only occasion […]