Posts about parenting

The Sounding

Have Today’s Kids Forgotten How to Play?

“I miss my TV,” my daughter’s classmate lamented to me. We were on our third day of an elementary school camp. Though we had luxuries like heated…

Jun 09, 2014
The Sounding

Disturbing Legends: Behind the Wisconsin Stabbing

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, there’s a new story in the news to shock you. One week ago, two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls, Morgan Geyser…

Jun 07, 2014
The Sounding

The Little Whisper – Are You Listening?

It was a typical cloudy, drizzly morning in a Seattle suburb near my home. I had just taken my dog for a walk in a park near my daughter’s school. Funny…

Jun 04, 2014
Learn, The Sounding

Apostles Fast Activities for Children

We are about to enter the Apostles fast, which is almost certainly the least appreciated fast of the church calendar. Sometimes it can feel like we just…

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

How do you take God on vacation?

As a child, oftentimes my parents taught me how to live our faith without ever speaking a single word. Their actions spoke volumes in the silence as we…

May 31, 2014
The Sounding

My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

Last week, I baked prosphora for the first time in a while. This is such a special blessing for an Orthodox Christian! To give an offering to our Creator,…

May 31, 2014
The Sounding

Holy Fist Bumps and Raising Children

This past Sunday, I received a holy fist bump. Yes, I am serious, a holy fist bump. It was given to me by a nervous 8-year-old new altar boy. It is a story…

May 30, 2014
The Sounding

How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

Dinner has ended and the sweet aroma of name day bread is wafting its way towards the table where four anxious children await a slice. You see…today…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

The Power of Positive Discipline

When I was having my first child, I heard about many parenting books I should read. And I avoided them like the plague. After all, none of the “experts”…

May 26, 2014
Orthodox Family & Faith

Lent in the Home

Melissa Tsongranis returns to talk about Lent in our homes. Tune in to hear practical tips for our everyday lives as we try to grow closer to Christ. Click…

Mar 21, 2014