Summer has come and gone. But what a summer it was! I got to take some vacation time to spend with the girls. Sofia made a list of things she wanted to do, and we made our way through the list as much as possible. Paint an art piece. √ Back to school shopping. √ Mani-Pedi. … Continue reading Where Have You Gone, Darling Summer?
The Allen kids are back in school this week. Unlike times in the past, back to school is changing, especially for college students. The days of going to a brick and mortar school for the first year of college is no longer the only option. Is doing a non-traditional option, such as community college or … Continue reading Back to School! Podcast 6
There is no more powerful teaching tool than fostering a deep and meaningful relationship with someone that believes differently.
Welcome to the 5th episode of Parenting in the Future Podcast with special guest, Fiona Allen! Fiona, our 13 year old daughter, joined us and gave us information about the apps all the teens are using, and told us her take on mental health, technology, and what it is like to be a teen. Chris reviewed … Continue reading Parenting in the Future Episode 5: Teens, Technology, and Mental Health
Happy New Year: This week we interview our daughter, Sofia Allen. Sofia shares her opinion about life as an Allen kid and talks about her Wildly Important Goals (WIGS) and her New Year's Resolutions. We all talk about the Allen Family New Year's Resolutions, including more balance in our non-nutritional use of technology and food. … Continue reading Controlling the Future: Goal setting and New Year’s resolutions
It is no secret that compatibility is really important for a healthy relationship. The misnomer that opposites attract has gotten lots of us in trouble, so I was really curious to see just how compatible my husband’s character strengths are with mine. I LOVE a good survey, and the VIA Character Strengths survey was a … Continue reading Similarities Attract
Gun Show: Kim and Chris talk about their muscles; mental muscles, that is! In this episode, we learn about Kim and Chris' expertise: parenting, relationships, technology, and family coaching. They talk about smart phones and children, life balance wheel, and happy relationships. Referenced article: http://www.thecoaches.com/docs/resources/toolkit/pdfs/18-Wheel-of-Life-Exercise.pdf