Do You Intend to Be a Great Parent?

  Be Intentional to Be a Great Parent Intentionality isn’t a word we often associate with parenting. Something about parenting seems much more chaotic than that. Kind of like herding cats. But don’t most of us intend to be a good parent? Being intentional seems like the opposite: calm, purposeful, even powerful. So when our guest this week started talking about being intentional with her kids, it really got me thinking about what makes a …

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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Who Does All of This Stuff Anyway?

Think about the Christmas and kids and there are a lot of things that come to mind. Santa, presents, candy, singing, endless activities are a few. One that probably doesn’t – appreciation. Last week we started a four-week podcast series on teaching kids appreciation and how to cultivate it in your kids. Not to be confused with gratitude, appreciation is more than being thankful for what you have, it is recognizing the sacrifices others make on …