Why My Wife and I Exchange Presents and You Should Too

Why My Wife and I Exchange Presents and You Should Too

Larry Bernstein loves exchanging presents with his wife over the holidays. But it has nothing to do with material goods. Believe or not, it really is the thought that counts… — “You didn’t get me any presents yet?” “Well I…” “Black Friday passed.” “I know, but…” “Channukah’s like 10 days away.” “I know.” “I got […]

Amish Christmas Tree

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James Schwartz was raised Amish and offers two memories from childhood Christmases.

How My Husband (and Chinese Takeout) Saved Christmas Eve

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Heather Gray remembers a Christmas Eve that could have been a disaster and turned out to be amazing.

Christmas Corners and Lightshows

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F. Flobo Boyce remembers neighborhood Christmases with his family.

Working Through Self-Destructive Behaviors During the Holidays

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Seeking professional support and guidance as well as the encouragement of loved ones is a way to create new associations and positive memories, which can be the first step towards feeling joy during the holiday season and all year long!

After Visiting My Brother in Prison

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Justin Jannise explores past and present, inside and outside, in this moving poem of family and uncertainty.

10 Ways to Be Your Family’s Leader

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Jason Kiesau believes that creating a culture of respect, love, trust, togetherness, and fun in the home can lead to closer families.

The Insincerity of Modern Parenting

The Insincerity of Modern Parenting

Adam Hall wonders how modern parents can ever be honest about their kids when everything they say is constantly being recorded and scrutinized on social media.

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

There are many, many reasons for the holiday season, but, just because commercialization is gross, that doesn’t mean that we should forget how positive and constructive toys can be in the right hands.

Pray for Newtown: Trying to See the Light

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Michael Kasdan reflects on the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut two years ago.

Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police

Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police

A Chinese man was accused of inappropriate contact with a minor last week after a video went viral of him kissing his own daughter on a bus. Is the world we now live in?

From Bachelorhood to Mr. Badass: One Man’s Five-Year Transformation

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They dated each other’s H.S. friends, but never really met until he was about to go to war. Many challenges later, they have found their way home.

Making it Work Without Working: The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Making it Work Without Working: The Story of a Stay-at-Home-Dad

After being the primary caregiver for his kids for several years, Jeff Dotts thought he might be ready to return to the work force. He was wrong.

Why I Believe My Son’s Life is Safer if He Questions Authority

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Respect for authority is great, but blind obedience can leave a child open to all kinds of abuse.

The Aftermath of Abandonment, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

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His father abandoned him time and time again, but Brian Bowers has found his own path to peace and acceptance.

Confessions Of A Part-Time Santa

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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at bringing joy to children as a part-time Santa Clause? James Halcomb gives you the tips to realize your dream.