Category Archives: Parenting

Remembering Dad

Today marks the one year anniversary we said goodbye to my dad on this side of eternity. We have the comfort and assurance Dad is in heaven. Amidst his earthy absence, sometimes it feels like he’s peeking from between the clouds as his family, earthside, receives little reminders of him. We’ve affectionately referred to those...

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    3 Ways to Love Your Teen Today

    On our last sailing adventure Drew & I had the pleasure of hosting a marriage & family therapist.  I picked her brain like I Iwas a patient in her office and she was gracious enough to comply.  While we were enjoying the wind in our hair at the bow of the boat,    she referenced...

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      Staying Connected with Your Teenager

      Drew and I have 4 kids. Half of them are middle-age teenagers and the other half made it through to the other side and are officially twenty-somethings.  The baby, toddler and elementary years were physically exhausting. The tween and teen years are best described as mentally exhausting.  I’ve found that as parents, Drew and I...

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        Great Teen Quarantine Activity

        There seem to be a lot of suggestions for keeping young kids occupied during quarantine.  I haven’t seen too many ideas for our tweens and teens. They get bored too. So bored. When the activity of tie-dye was proposed they all jumped at the idea. I quickly realized I was the only one who hadn’t...

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          Teen Talk & Topics

          To finish out 2019, I set a goal to create a short, 4 week curriculum to teach a handful of teenagers. More specifically they were, my 8th grade daughter, Ava’s friends. Ava is the youngest of our 4 kids. As I watched my older children, I noticed it was around the middle school age in...

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          • Molly wickesThis is so great! I want the curriculum! I mean, you knew I would. ‍♀️ReplyCancel

          • Monica FalzoneSara, what great topics and a perfect age to cover those things. I am a public school teacher grades k-12. I see the shift you are talking about at that age. Are you sharing your curriculum?ReplyCancel

          Simple Ways to Stay Connected to your Teen

          Drew and I are parents to 4 kids ranging in age from 21 to 13. Prior to raising teenagers we were youth pastors for ten years.  We actually met as volunteer youth leaders. For the last 14 years I’ve predominately photographed high school seniors. Therefore, I have some experience with that age category.  Dare I...

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          • ChristyYou’re amazing! I love the ideas and knowing that what I face in conversation with my teens is all normal! ReplyCancel

          • Molly WickesJust reading this!!  I love it!  Great reminders!! So practical too. xoReplyCancel