By: Sandy Churchill Chaos and frenzy abound these days, whether it’s the holiday rush, the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis, or the frantic pace of traffic and work and school. Thus, it is no surprise that we are often so steeped in our own “to-do” list, that we can be unintentionally oblivious to the needs of others … More A Resolution to Be Mindful of Others in the Small Things
By: Sandra L. Churchill Many of us are so tapped out by the energy-sapping likes of quarantines and Covid restrictions, that New Year’s resolutions seemed like one more demand on an already strained schedule. It’s not necessarily that we are doing “too much” when we examine our days, but for many of us as parents, … More Setting Goals for a Stellar 2021
By: Martianne Stanger For several years running, I joined others in the exercise of choosing one word or phrase to act as a guide for the new year. Then, one year, as the old year transformed into a new one, many words and phrases came into my mind and heart: Pause. Reflect. Connect. Relationships. Purpose. … More A Question for the New Year
By: Cheryl Maguire I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but I thought I would embrace change this year. As I reflect back on last year, my first thought is, “I survived being a mom to twin teens!” Their fourteenth birthday is in February so this time of year also marks my accomplishment, … More My New Year’s Resolutions for Parenting Teens
By: Deirdre Littlefield It’s a new year, which brings new excitement and intention. I look back on 2017 with fondness, as our family had it pretty good. We worked steady and really didn’t want for much. Our children are healthy and seem to enjoy one another and our family as a whole. Life is … More New Year Resolutions
By: Sandy Churchill As 2016 draws to a snowy close and 2017 lingers on the threshold, the timeless sensation of resolutions comes to mind. As parents, we share a potential spirit of reflection, evaluation, and future promises to do better somehow—to keep doing what is working, for sure, but also to embrace change, improvement, … More Resolutions for Good!
By: Sandy Churchill “‘Tis the season to be jolly” is one of those cute sayings that instantly reminds one of Christmasy songs and Hallmark movies, but wouldn’t it be nice if every day fit that spirit? Imagine if EVERY day provided a reason to be jolly—brimming with grateful moments, smiles all around, and good deeds … More ‘Tis the Season Should Last All Year
By: Jessica Aldred It’s that time of year again! That time of year when we make New Year’s Resolutions we stand no chance of sticking with. We resolve to eat better, exercise more and not sweat the small stuff. However, after giving it some thought, I’ve found that my resolutions this year are much different than … More New Year’s Dedication