Why Teens Should Avoid Student Loan Debt Like the Plague

And What They Can Do Instead


Teenagers in high school often dream of going to college and pursuing a degree. But what if a teen goes into a huge amount of debt in order to make that dream a reality? All four years, the student is racking up thousands of dollars in debt just to pursue that dream. Then she graduates, […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Andrew Pfluger, August, 2016


What do YOU want to be when you grow up? Every kid has been asked this question at some time in his or her life. The answers are usually predictable. Doctor. Teacher. Veterinarian. Nurse. Firefighter. Astronaut. Entrepreneur. Wait… what? We don’t usually hear that last one. But an entrepreneur is exactly what Andrew Pfluger has […]

Let’s Stop Bashing Teens and Millennials For Chasing Pokemon, Shall We?


I’ve heard a lot of smack talk recently about how stupid it is for this younger generation to be out chasing Pokemon. Many adults are actually quite snobbish about it. It’s the same old shtick. Older people look down their noses at younger people because they think what they are doing is silly, childish, or […]

Saying Goodbye to Your College Kid Without Turning Into a Blubbering Idiot, Again


I published this article several months ago when I had to kiss my college-aged son goodbye and send him back to college after a long and wonderful Christmas break. Now, after an even longer and more wonderful summer break, I find myself in the same predicament. Only this time it’s even harder. When he leaves […]

Creating a Haven of Peace – A Conversation with Author, Joanne F. Miller


Have you ever wished your home could be a sanctuary? A haven of refuge to go to after a long, hard day? Wouldn’t it be grand if your home could be exactly that for you and your family? Well, it can! I had the privilege recently of sitting down and talking with Joanne Miller, author […]

Exceptional Teen Feature – Josiah Newman, July, 2016


The mountains are calling, and I must go.” The words of John Muir are an accurate summation of Josiah Newman’s enthusiasm for spending time in the great outdoors. At age fifteen, Josiah is well on his way to accomplishing an impressive resume. With scouting, camping, traveling, church involvement, school work, and music on the agenda, […]

Your Child Is Turning 20 – The 7 Year Adventure Ends

...But The Life Journey Is Just Beginning!


Where did the time go? I ask myself this question every time I see pictures of my kids when they were little, which is pretty often. Parents do that. We can’t help it. There’s something about those chubby, baby cheeks that tends to make us wax nostalgic, sometimes to the chagrin of our kids. But […]

Why I Support My Teen’s Decision to Become a Vegan


Food! Glorious food! We can’t live without it, but sometimes it can be one of our worst enemies. Food can make you feel wonderful, but some foods can make you feel miserable. My teenager was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. A long time ago, she zeroed in on the fact that she […]