Parenting

An artist's rendering of a snow angel; Illustration by Daniel Lievano

How a Snow Angel Changed Her Parenting Perspective

She was feeling like a failure as a mother, until a heaven-sent sign reminded her what was really important.

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A family prays at the Thanksgiving table

A Thanksgiving Prayer, Answered

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Patty Kirk shares an inspiring Thanksgiving memory.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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Mother talking to son

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Whether an admired celebrity or someone closer to home has died, kids need age-appropriate honesty to process a loss.

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Positive tips for parents and remote learning

One Mom’s Positive Approach to Remote Learning

This year’s first day of school is unlike any other. Here are four tools that I’ve used in the past that work for me. Maybe they’ll help you too!

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A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the pandemic.

Mountaintop Moments: Finding Hope in Hard Times

A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nyon and his daughter with his father Bryant; photograph by Maddie McGarvey

A Father's Unexpected Advice on Parenting

He was certain that his approach to parenting differed greatly from his father's, but they were more alike than he knew.

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Lori Wood and Jonathan Pickard in Central Park; photo courtesy Lori Wood

This Nurse Went Above and Beyond for a Patient In Need

He needed a heart transplant so she made him a part of the family.

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Boy learns at home on the computer

5 Educational Activities Your Kids Can Do Online

These programs are a fun, free and enriching way for kids to spend time while sheltering at home.

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Katie Brown

Katie Brown: A Mother’s Prayer Answered

The popular TV host feared she was not up to the task of helping her adopted daughter overcome the obstacles she would face. An empathetic doctor showed her otherwise.

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Tonya and her daughter Kennedi enjoy a walk together

She Realized Her Kids Needed a Mom More than a Coach

She encouraged her daughters to become track stars, but was she imposing her own dreams on them?

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Tonya May Avent

She Learned to Focus on Her Daughter, Not Sports

Her daughter, Kennedi, is a talented track athlete, but Tonya May Avent came to realize her focus on Kennedi's athletic success was misplaced.

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