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“I Got My First Paycheck!” The Value of Work in Kids’ Lives

April 17, 2015

  At breakfast one morning last summer, Stephen, our 15 year-old suggested, “Let’s all go hiking this weekend.  I have a trail I want you to see.  It’s the one we’ve been working on all week.” Stephen’s comment was notable for a couple of reasons. For one thing, 15 year-old boys don’t tend to enjoy […]

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How Family Meetings Look at our House

October 2, 2014

Summer is definitely over.  Sometimes it feels like we have four seasons in our family – winter, spring, summer, and chaos – or back to school season.  Don’t get me wrong, I love it when my kids return to school, and for the most part they do as well.  But for the last 2 years […]

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