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Reducing Screen Time for Your Family

Posted on September 19, 2019

Parents can make a positive change in their family’s life, especially regarding the use of technology by reducing screen time.

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7 Ways to Survive the Terrible Twos

Parenting

Posted on February 4, 2019

My little boy turned two this last month. I love getting to watch him grow and learn new things every day. However, there is a flip side to the cuddles and love that come with a two-year-old. It’s known as the “terrible twos.”

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Setting Technology Limits With Your Kids

Outreach

Posted on December 20, 2018

Students are not going home and unwinding, the device in their pocket is buzzing close to 20 hours a day. Technology limits are important, but enforcing them is a battle and it is hard.

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What happens when social media replaces time spent in social activities with family and friends?

Posted on June 14, 2018

The average American spends 24% of their day cyberloafing. Many of us spend our time engrossed by what appears on a monitor or phone screen, while life and meaningful connections pass us by.

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Are your expectations for your Preschool kids realistic?

Posted on February 22, 2018

It’s hard to be a parent.  Kids don’t come with rule books or training manuals.  With technology and culture advancing quickly, it makes it even harder to not feel as if kids are growing up too fast.  How do we sort through all the unsolicited “support” we get from family, community, and even strangers who […]

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Single and Lonely

Posted on October 17, 2016

Being single, like being married, has its perks and its difficulties.  One of those difficulties can be doing traditional family activities alone.  Attending church is often looked at as a premiere family activity.  A family may rarely be all together during the week but many times they make a special effort to be together for […]

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What is a Godly Marriage?

Posted on May 26, 2016
by Kristi Manley, LMHC

Scripture tells us that marriage was God’s idea. It was meant to be the first building block of family and a place for little humans to become mature humans, capable of survival. Everyone needs family, that has never changed, from before Christ to today. Relationships within the family are all about getting our needs met, […]

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3 Most Common Fears of Women Considering Placing their Child for Adoption

Posted on April 21, 2016
by Kim Laube

“What will my child think of me when they are older?  Will they hate me for not being a mother to them?” I have fielded countless numbers of calls from adult adoptees who are seeking to reconnect with their birth mothers.  I act as an intermediary between the adoptee and the birth parent they are […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – The Big 1st Impression: The Profile Book

Posted on April 18, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

Feeling the pressure of the profile book?  There is so much to say about your family that you might end up with a chapter book on your hands.  That is true.  You have many facets of your life that you want this birth mother to see. You want her to know how outstanding your family […]

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Time…Quality over Quantity

Posted on April 6, 2016
by Nicole Kehoe, LISW

Quality family time.  This is a phrase I hear often, and it is frequently referred to as an area that is lacking in the average American family.  Many parents, including myself, sometimes confuse quantity of time with quality of time, and therefore become frustrated when there rarely seems to be enough of it to spend […]

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