Connecting with college students over break: they’re bringing home more than their laundry

Parents all over the country are anticipating their young adult kids coming home for the holidays. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been home since they sent them off and set them up for the college school year. Home will feel like home again. Likely, they’ll bring their laundry, too. If you’re one of those parents, you’ll see them walk in with that laundry bag slung over their shoulder, and in that moment, you’ll have a choice. ... Read More
at Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Self Care is About Looking Up

As my husband Andrew and I were thinking about what we wanted to talk about on our retreats for our High School and Middle Schoolers, we kept thinking about how busy and tired and exhausted they seem to always be. We thought about what it might be like if our young people really believed that life was more than a checklist, more than being overwhelmed with everything they needed to do. Originally we called our Retreat, “Treat Yo Self,” because we really wanted them to know and... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Those Who Wait

Hi, I’m Rachel Donnelly, mother of three beautiful kids, and member of Wayne Presbyterian Church. This is a writing I did about the challenging season of life, and parenting, that I am currently in. Although it doesn’t give a new perspective on how-to-do parenting, I hope it does allow others to see how sharing our stories is so important. Being vulnerable is tough, especially for parents who are trying to keep it all together for our families. Being vulnerable as a parent... Read More
at Monday, December 10, 2018
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