Weekend Reading | Apr. 17

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Now Showing… This is actually a video made by an elementary school class ....more

Encouraging Emotional Intelligence with Books

Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Part of giving children from hard places a voice...more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 23

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Weekend Reading | Apr. 10

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Attuning to Family Harmony For the first year he was home, I had no idea our son’s behavior was unintentional communication ....more

Do Not Pass Go Connection

When parents first explore connected or trust-based parenting, they often head straight for the correction toolbox to see what’s inside. They find tools like re-dos, choices, time-ins, and compromises. Eager to see what all the trust-based parenting fuss is about, they start implementing these new-found tools when nothing else has worked ....more

Jesus Knows

I’m not usually a huge fan of devotionals; however, I wanted to intentionally recognize this Lenten season, and , I came across this free devotional....more

Weekend Reading | Apr. 3

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. This Ain’t My Mama’s Broken Heart So why write this?...more

Connecting is always best

Common questions and comments among social media groups dedicated to connecting and trust-based parenting principles are inquiries such as: How do I know if it’s a normal kid issue or attachment/adoption/trauma related? My child is bonded to us, but she still lies/hoards/kicks/rages/manipulates… How do you explain why you parent the adopted/foster children in your family differently? When our family first was exposed to trust-based parenting, we had a lot of the same questions ....more

Detox Your Dishwasher

This was the first area of our house detox that I almost thought wouldn’t happen. I scoured the internet for recipes and tried anything I could find that was Borax-free. (I haven’t decided I’m against Borax in cleaning but I know a lot are trying to avoid it.) I did loads of dishes that came out cloudy, filmy, or just straight up still soiled ....more

Weekend Reading | Mar. 27

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. A 30 DAY CONNECTED KID CHALLENGE (30 CONNECTION BUILDING ACTIVITIES) I’m going through a really difficult season with one of my kids right now ....more