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Caring for Parents of Young Children


By Steve Wiens from his blog The Actual Pastor I have three boys ages 5 and under. If you are parents of small children, you know that there are moments of spectacular delight, and you can’t believe you get to be around these little people.   But there are also many moments when I have no […]

How to Stay Connected to Your College Student


How to Stay Connected When a Child Leaves Home: *Technology makes it easier to stay connected. Stop. Let them lead.  How do they want to communicate: Skype, phone, email, texting?  I got very discouraged when I would email my grandkids and would get no answer.  Then I started texting them and I got an immediate […]

How Do I Care For Myself As A Single Parent?


With over 13.7 million single parents in the United States, we all have seen or experienced the pressures of single parenting. Amanda writes that single parenting is “an overwhelming, exhausting job. Sometimes it feels like I have the whole world on my shoulders.”

Giving yourself a little space as a single parent is so important. It helps ensure that you offer your kids and others the best of who you are.

College Bound: How To Cope When A Child Leaves Home


Editor’s note: this blog post was inspired by a question submitted via our Ask Karen page. Karen M. wrote to ask Karen Mulder’s advice on how to cope with the departure of a college-aged child. Dear Karen: Right now so many of my friends’ kids are going back to college or away for the first […]