Parenting

Good parenting means different things in different families, with every mom and dad setting their own intention for the parenting life they want. No matter how many parenting articles you read or parenting tips you receive, remember that you are the ultimate guide and inspiration to your children.

Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other

Jen Hatmaker's Advice for Positive Parenting

The bestselling author and blogger shares some of her secrets for raising your children in a positive and encouraging environment.

A mother bears sadness as she cares for her daughter.

When It’s Okay to Be Sad

A mother willingly bears sadness as she cares for her daughter.

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When shaving a head becomes about faith

When Bald Becomes Beautiful for a Youth Pastor

Church campers come together to deliver a full house, and a youth pastor delivers on his promise.

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This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

Bryan Ware started The Crayon Initiative in order to help children battling terrible illness find colorful ways to heal. 

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Mercy Me

Bart Millard Opens up about His Experience with Chronic Illness

In MercyMe's hit, "Even If," the frontman explores the struggles and doubt he's faced caring for a child with diabetes.

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Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

For kids with autism, a trip to the dentist can be extra stressful. Here's how one office is making it fun.

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Barry Watson in UP TVs "Date My Dad"

'7th Heaven' Star Barry Watson on His New Family Show

Barry Watson is graduating from Matt Camden on "7th Heaven" to the role of single dad on UP TV's new comedy, "Date My Dad." 

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How to begin again on a bad day.

How Faith Can Reboot a Bad Day

When your week gets off to a rough start, begin again with the calming influence of prayer.

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Dad Braiding Classes

Dad Braiding Is Helping Fathers Bond with Their Daughters

This hair salon is offering braiding classes for dads who want to find new ways to connect with their daughters. 

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Close call while on a bicycle.

A Close Call and a Heart Full of Thanks

A mom finds lots to be thankful for after her teenaged son’s spill from a bike in the middle of New York City traffic.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Single Moms

5 Money-Saving Tips for Single Moms

While these tips are written with single moms in mind, almost anyone can save more money with a little organizing, budgeting and internet savvy--and make a little more, too!

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Teacher's Inspiring Maternity Leave Photo Goes Viral

Teacher's Inspiring Maternity Leave Photo Goes Viral

This pregnant elementary school teacher didn't let going into labor stop her from doing her job. 

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A young mother reading a bedtime story to her daughter.

In Praise of Those Who Mother

Mother's Day isn't exclusively to mothers, but to those who are proactive in the responsibility of "mothering".

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A Mother’s Selfless Love and Prayers

A Mother’s Selfless Love and Prayers

Never giving up on a wayward son yields a joyous outcome.

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