Well-being

Lilly’s Story & Local Teen Parent Resources

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Lilly K. knows only too well the ups and downs of being a pregnant homeless teen. Today she is in a safe place, studying to be an EMT, with a healthy toddler at her side, but it was only a short time ago that she felt all alone and completely desperate. Each and every parent… Read More

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

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Editor’s Notes, July 2018 There is something mysterious, maddening and magical about middle school. A mysterious force transforms your child into a pseudo-adult, her judgment becomes maddening, and yet magical moments of clarity and wisdom (for her and for you) occur often enough to keep the whole family moving forward. In this way, middle school… Read More

The Big Latch On Event: Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding

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If you find yourself at Esther Short Park on the morning of Saturday, August 4, you may come across an unusually large group of mothers and babies doing what many babies love more than anything: breastfeeding. They will be part of a global celebration of motherhood called The Big Latch On. The Big Latch On… Read More

Dear Stepdad, You’re Important, Too

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In the early years of our marriage, I wondered if we would make it to our next anniversary. Blending four children, grappling with our stepparent roles while learning to parent together, combating ex-spouses, and trying to stay afloat with job, church and community obligations seemed impossible. As we celebrated 22 years of marriage recently, I’m thankful… Read More