Articles from the Newsleter

Making 2020 a great new year for your blended family

By this time of year most of us have given thought to what we’d like to accomplish. If you’re the parent of a recently blended family, I’m willing to bet that strengthening your relationships with your spouse and children are on that list -- and probably near the top...

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Better parenting: it’s never too late

“We made so many mistakes when our kids were little, and I’m afraid we’re paying the price now. Our relationship with them isn't what we'd hoped for, and I can’t imagine what they’ll be like as teenagers. Is it too late for us to do something?” Every new parent...

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Starting fresh in 2020

This is the time of year when many people have made New Year's resolutions. Most have the best of intentions, but few resolutions actually become reality. Are there little changes we can make that will make a big difference, especially related to stress? There are...

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Leader’s lines: Over 1,000 served

Last year, we served our 1,000th family since opening, and at this rate, we'll serve the next 1,000 in even less time. That number is both gratifying and humbling. It’s gratifying because we know we’ve helped people through some of life’s most challenging moments. But...

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Does sugar have you dreading the holidays?

“I try to be so good and eat like I’m supposed to, but after Thanksgiving, I just can’t resist. People bring cookies and candy into work, and everyone you visit puts a plate of treats out. They’re all so good, but I feel terrible for how much I eat. I think I’m...

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Living on a tight budget

Few people have an unlimited amount of money, but for most of us, there are times when it’s hard to cover what’s going out with what’s coming in. Sometimes it’s our own fault, such as when we decide to buy something we really can’t afford; other times, an unexpected...

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Teaching kids to be grateful

While the holiday season is a wonderful time for families, we often hear parents express concern that their kids are too focused on the presents they’re receiving, instead of on the meaning of and spirit behind the season. Christmas provides an ideal time to teach...

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A more meaningful holiday gift for employees

Some companies look for ways to make their employees’ holiday season even brighter by giving gifts. From fruit baskets, to boxes of holiday treats, to jackets and umbrellas with the company’s logo, these items are a nice way to show your employees how much you...

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Employers: is your team getting burned out?

Although there’s no scientific diagnosis for burnout, everyone knows what the term means when it comes to work. It’s that feeling of exhaustion and hopelessness that grows out of stress and the daily grind. It can turn a strong performer into someone who is just going...

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Battling those holiday blues

“The house looks so festive and the kids are so excited about Christmas. I’ve already wrapped the presents and I’m starting to bake for the family’s dinner. I know Christmas is all about joy, but I’m not feeling joyful. I’m trying to act happy for everyone, but I...

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