Understanding Autism

Rachel PennerSpecial Needs1 Comment

“Do you want a box on the head?” The phrase from the elderly gentlemen caught me off guard as I was trying to calm my autistic son down before we entered the store. I was snapped back into reality when he slapped my son in … Read More


Monique DesorcyFamily, Featured1 Comment

Who is missing in your family? A Baby? A Dad? A Prodigal? “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor… Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of … Read More

Teaching our children about war

Thom DickFamily, Featured1 Comment

Remembrance Day is a holiday that has held increasing significance in my life as I’ve grown older. The challenge with a day like today is that it forces us to confront our beliefs about war and at every age because every kid in school comes … Read More

A bit of extra weekend reading

The Renewed FamilyParentingLeave a Comment

Here are some great blogs from other sites to encourage you this week! The God Who Visits a Second Time {For When You Think You’ve Blown it as a Parent} July 10, 2015 by Kristen Kill Do you feel like you have blown it as … Read More

Parenting in the dark

Thom DickFeatured, ParentingLeave a Comment

Every parent will eventually face a day they have dreaded. Whether it comes with the end of a relationship when spouses cannot mend their differences or a tragic death. Whether it comes with the bully on the playground or the joint you find in your … Read More

Parents who persevere

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting1 Comment

Yes, yes, we all know that parenting is hard. Let’s just move on from the clichés and start talking about solutions. This year, more than any other, I have had to persevere as a dad. It’s like those wars and rumours of wars that I … Read More