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Grieving the Loss

posted on October 11, 2020

Most things are slightly more complicated. Some things are significantly more. Frankly, life would be so much easier if we just didn’t do hard things. But, here we are… Going to the grocery store, choosing the restaurant we’ll eat at,…… Read More

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Increasing Felt Safety

posted on October 2, 2020

Lack of felt safety is one of the five reasons kids misbehave. So what is felt safety? Our nervous systems have an instinct called “neuroception.” This is how we unconsciously distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life-threatening. When our kids have experienced chronic…… Read More

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Reframing Behavior

posted on July 24, 2020

Parenting is not an easy job. We are responsible for training and shaping the next generation. That task weighs heavy on me some days. Other days I find myself managing behaviors and not sure that I am doing anything of…… Read More

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No End in Sight

posted on July 13, 2020

Somedays is seems like there is no end in sight. Shelter in place began in March, kids stayed home, parents stayed home, some lost jobs or got sick, plans for travel or respite got cancelled, and the hard got harder.…… Read More

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Rupture and Repair

posted on May 27, 2020

We all say and do things we shouldn’t. Relationships are ruptured and in need of repair. Whether this is with our spouse, our coworkers, friends, or our kids, a repair is needed and our kids look to us as the…… Read More

What to Do After the Tantrum?

posted on January 30, 2020

Yesterday evening our little one was on a rampage – school to ballet to home was just too much. There was hitting, crumpling of beloved coloring pages, screaming and so much more. She was inconsolable. We tried to push through…… Read More

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The Healing Power of Family Tradition

posted on November 18, 2019

Sometimes life just happens so fast, and you realize you didn’t really think things through. Our daughter had only been with our family for six months when her birthday came.  We had a family tradition of friendly “birthday spankings” that…… Read More

What to Do After Tapestry Conference is Over?

posted on October 25, 2019

At Tapestry Conference last weekend, Tara Vanderwoude gave a beautiful testimony describing adoption as being both a blessing and a tragedy at the same time. The truth of her words struck deep into my heart. Adoption is often filled with…… Read More

Tapestry Conference 2019

posted on October 1, 2019

Tapestry Conference 2019 is almost here! The conference will be Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. Click here to listen to Chris, Kayla, and Ryan of One Big Happy Home talk about some of the…… Read More

Who’s the Boss??

posted on September 23, 2019

This blog post was originally published on the Play Works Counseling blog. I want to say the Boss Card idea was born out of a deep altruistic desire to provide the best tools and resources to already weary parents looking…… Read More


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