Category: Raising Children

Five Tools Every Family Needs

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton with Forsyth Family magazine I’m not going to lie – parenting is tough! The “picture perfect families” in glossy ads?...

Let’s Play Ball!

By Guest Blogger Michelle Barson Your child is ready to play sports. They’ve got the energy, the time and the interest.  They even know what sport(s) interest them. ...

Investing in Summer Camp

By Guest Blogger Jen de Ridder, Senior Program Director YMCA Camp Hanes I am not sure why when thinking about Summer Camp the word “investing” came to...

Putting Things in Perspective

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton We found out during my pregnancy that our second child would have Down syndrome, and, as you’d imagine, it was a pretty big shock....

Junior Year Hell

By Guest Bloggers Karen Jarvis and Tammy Darden I was warned about ‘junior year hell’ when my daughter started high school, but NEVER fully imagined the possible...

5 Ways to Control Your Child’s Screen Time

By Guest Blogger Whitney Barnard It’s 2017, and screen time is more than just TV. It’s computers, tablets, phones, and geez, now even watches! The best way...

The Support of a Mom

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Levstek When I was younger, I always thought that the idea of having your mom as your best friend would be impossible. Now that I am a Senior...

So You Want to Make a Comment?

By Laura Simon In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we thought Laura’s post was so fitting to run today as we reflect on, celebrate, and encourage differences...

Long Days of Winter

By Heather Miller With the holidays now behind us we are now faced with the challenge of winter. That wonderful time of year where it is dark before 6pm and cold all day...

The Worst Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Heard

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton with Forsyth Family magazine For parents, raising fine young people is the goal—you could say it is the “destination.” Sometimes we...