When Consequences Don’t Work

Many basic parenting techniques reflect a consequence and rewards system for behavior.  Johnny didn’t get ready for school in time and played with his chickens instead of eating breakfast.  You know, every day situations like this one.  Because of Johnny’s...

A Book Deal from the Sky

Since walking away from my 9-3:30 professional career, my goals and aspirations have been ALL OVER.  So many dreams and so many passions and way too much time to consider each and every one.  I’ve started and stopped more than is typical for my personality and...

Re-framing Travel

8 months ago our family decided to join a mission trip through our church to Guatemala.  While it fell into the “mission” category, it was hailed as family friendly and a great option for first time international travelers.  3 of us fell into that...