Entries by Amy Carney

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How to Start a Blessing Jar Tradition

See a penny pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck. Or perhaps the copper coin can instead bless another as you drop it into your family Blessing Jar. For years, I wanted to start a Christmas Jar in our family. I loved the idea, wanted to do the tradition, but I […]

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9 Ways to Deliberately Design Your Summer

Childhood is short. Summer is even shorter. Eighteen summers is all we get. How will your family spend this precious summer season? I wish our summer was made up of fireflies rather than Fortnite. I wish that we could go off on big family adventures instead of being stuck in 107-degree Arizona heat for baseball. […]

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Parenting for the Launch Book Review and Giveaway

It’s that time of year when high school and college graduation announcements arrive in our mailboxes and social media feeds. What an exciting time as we get to honor and celebrate friends and family who are about to launch their precious child into the real world. Few transitions bring as much joy, tears and anxiety to parents […]

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One Way to Curb Entitlement in Your Child Today

Looking at my kids, you wouldn’t know their name brand shirt and shorts were purchased second hand. You wouldn’t know that the expensive shoes on their feet were actually bought for a fraction of the retail price. The book they’re reading and the backpack they are carrying were most likely purchased at a discount too. […]