Posts Posts by: "Johanna Kennedy"

Model. Assist. Watch. Leave. Four words are written in a leadership manual I recently read. These four verbs instantly reminded me of my role as a parent. These steps, activated in countless scenarios from birth to graduation, supply a rudimentary template for parenting. Throughout the journey of raising humans, we MODEL how to use…(Read More)

  Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Standing at the baby gate separating her frame from a hoard of toddlers, my daughter looked at me with pleading eyes that silently screamed, “What do I do…(Read More)

Adoption is love

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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Photos courtesy of the DeSarro Family November is National Adoption Month. You may see posters around town, your pastor may preach on it, advertisements may run on TV… This…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Johanna Kennedy photos by Lily and Clara Kennedy One of the tremendous (and scary) duties we have as parents is being responsible for our children’s education. As their…(Read More)