Intent of the Day: Family First

With the lightning speed that everything is happening these days, are we alone when we say that our families usually end up with the short end of the stick? Because we come home to them, we assume that time will naturally happen but this isn’t always the…

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The Dangers of Helicopter Parenting During Rehab

Parents understandably want to be their children’s biggest advocates. When a child’s recovery from drug or alcohol addiction hangs in the balance, that’s never truer. During rehab especially, that natural parental impulse to do anything to help can kick into overdrive. A well-meaning effort to support a…

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Plan Today for Summer Safety!

Summer is a wonderful time for enjoying adventures in the great outdoors, but it’s important to factor safety into all your plans for sun and fun. With Memorial Day on the calendar this weekend,  take a moment to review a few precautionary measures that will keep your family out…

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Battling the Myths of Foster Care

There’s an ongoing battle to tear down the myths about foster care. In a recent NPR interview, one foster parent discussed the negative impressions that the public is often given related to foster care—and how it’s a barrier to the great work that can be accomplished: “I…

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