All posts by Kathryn Streeter

My Daughter’s Messy Room Drove me Crazy, Now I Miss It

Our teens are back in their rooms and I am prepping dinner in the kitchen when my husband comes home from work. I gesture to the kitchen bar. It is covered with our daughter’s stuff—hairbands, bobby pins, ear buds, iPod shuffle, textbooks, notebooks, binders, laptop, journal and the current book she is reading. Her messes

5 Fresh Tips for a Healthier Family Life

Are you looking at your calendar shaking your head, wondering, how did this happen? It’s an ongoing challenge, to set boundaries so that the oxygen in our homes isn’t sucked dry by the endless stream of obligations, events and invitations creating exhaustion and unhappiness. Perhaps busyness, one of modern-day families’ greatest enemies, can be beaten

Letter to My Teenage Son about Marriage

Dear Teenage Son, Today your dad and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. It was a remarkable day since all around us with increasing regularity, marriages are falling apart. Tying the knot is the easy part; staying together requires intentional habits, and staying in love most certainly does not happen by chance. Here are some