Change the Course of Your Morning

October 19, 2017

It was a rough morning. My crew overslept. We woke up grumpy. From the moment our feet touched the floor we were running late. This is not how I planned to start my day. Can … Read more

Jen Coursey

Watch Me, Daddy!

October 10, 2017

From Chris: The other day I was upstairs in my house when I heard my 5 year-old son playing basketball in the driveway. I looked out the window and noticed he was working hard to … Read more

Jen Coursey

Black Belt Time

October 6, 2017

In a week when our country is again shocked by the evil in this world and grieving the needless loss of life, I wanted to share with you my husband Chris’ thoughts: On a day … Read more

Jen Coursey

I Can’t Believe My Child Did This!

September 28, 2017

Have you ever cringed watching your child misbehave? Maybe you felt a dose of shame when, after your best parenting efforts, your child still says or does THAT? Let’s face it. If you get right … Read more

Jen Coursey

Immanuel’s Strong Suitcase

September 20, 2017

My seven-year-old son struggles in the fall. The rest of the year Matthew’s busy ADD brain can be a challenge, but we have skills and strategies in place to stabilize his behavior and help him … Read more

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Raising Resilient Children

September 14, 2017

I want to have a heart to heart with you about raising resilient children. These are children who bounce back and recover when things go wrong. Children who respond to the curve balls of life … Read more

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Enduring Hardship

September 7, 2017

This summer has been hard. For over 8 months Chris and I have been living in limbo as we wait for our house to sell. We have been anticipating this transition from Illinois to Michigan … Read more

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Returning to Joy

August 23, 2017

At my son’s final swim lesson of the season, the instructor led my 7-year old to the deep end of the pool to practice freestyle swimming. This step removes the temptation to stand on the … Read more

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When The Going Gets Tough…

August 16, 2017

Recently I walked into my sons’ bathroom to hang a towel. While placing the towel on a rack, I stepped into a puddle. Since this pool on the floor was close to the toilet, it … Read more

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Remaining Relational with Flattened Flapjacks

August 9, 2017

Last night my family enjoyed our weekly tradition of breakfast for dinner. As my boys were devouring their pancakes, I remembered the item I found under the living room rug last week. Pancakes. Yes, that’s … Read more

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