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13 Words to Change Your Parenting

How do you do it?   This is a question my wife and I get regularly. It usually comes shortly after someone learns we have five boys. We get it, it’s a lot of kids. We have a lot going on, blah, blah, blah…    Here’s the truth, whether you have one child or ten children, every parent has more to do than is humanly possible. Parenting is inherently bigger, more consuming and out-of-reach than anyone counts on. This is the dilemma.  ... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 5/1/17
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Fearless Parenting

Would you describe yourself as a fearless parent? I can say that if anything, parenting has brought out more fears than virtually anything else in my life.    I wonder if I’m around enough. Do my kids have enough or do they have too much? Will I miss out on something important? What if they become teenagers and rebel and forsake everything I’ve tried to teach them? Am I providing a healthy balance of grace and discipline? Could they... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 2/14/17
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10 Commandments for Summer

Summertime is upon us and if you have kids at home, then you know that this can be a stressful situation. The convergence of too much time, boredom and lack of preparedness can suck the life out of summer. As our kids were finishing up the school year, my wife and I decided to draft the 10 Commandments of Summer for our klds. Instead of the typical routine of waiting for a problem and blowing up, we decided we needed to set the tone early in order to have the best summer we possibly can... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 6/1/16
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5 Better Questions to Ask Your Kids After Church

As parents, it’s important to pause and question why we do the things we do. One of the things i’ve been questioning some lately is the way I ask my children about their church experience. Like most families, somewhere between leaving church on Sunday and the afternoon nap, we ask our kids the question “So, what did you learn at church today?”    The question in itself isn’t bad, but I think there might be a better question…or maybe a series of better questions. I think we... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 11/22/15
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Playboy Magazine, My Birthday and Parenting for the Future

I read an insightful article from Relevant Magazine on the recent changes Playboy is making to REMOVE nudity from its magazine. To read why this is not as encouraging as it might seem, read the full article here . What piqued my interest was the following quote…  "In its hay-day, Playboy’s reach was insanely large. The Times report says in the ’70s, the magazine boasted a circulation of 5.6 million. And its best-selling issue (in 1972) sold... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 10/14/15
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Just as the school year ended, my wife had a brilliant idea! She could see it coming, summertime at home with five boys, 11 and under. To be honest, my wife is an unbelievable mother and how she handles spending the majority of her life overseeing five boys is beyond me! With school ending and summer rapidly approaching, my wife drafted a questionnaire for our boys. They were asked a variety of questions to get their thoughts on how we could have a great summer as a family. As you'll see... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at 6/4/15
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