Resurrection Eggs: An Easter Advent Activity

By , Teams Resident| March 25th, 2020|

Oftentimes, when we think of advent, we think of Christmas. But Easter also has an advent season. Easter Advent is during Lent—a time where we prepare our hearts to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This season, try resurrection eggs, a fun way for your family to count down to Easter [...]

How to Tackle BOREDom

By , Groups Resident| March 25th, 2020|

COVID-19 has me stuck and I’m bored. Now what? AM: Early Morning Breathe As we continue to tune in on any news source (e.g., social media, TV, and radio), we can get overly anxious, panicked, and depressed. Sometimes we need to remember that, in the world, the good news is boring, and scary news makes [...]

Four Family-Friendly Spring Break Events in Our Community

By , Communications Resident| March 5th, 2020|

Spring Break is just around the corner! Do you have any plans? Whether you’re a parent needing to entertain your kids or just looking for something fun to do with them, we know it can be tough finding activities! Here are just a few spring break events in our community for you to consider! Spring [...]

Seven Valentine’s Day Events in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| February 6th, 2020|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found Valentine’s Day events in our community that will [...]

The Mark Urbin Story: Finding Joy in Suffering

By , Contributing Writer| January 2nd, 2020|

In today’s world where news travels fast, we see so much suffering happening every day, affecting so many lives. Suffering can bring us to the brink of despair. Or suffering can strengthen. Here is the story of Chase Oaker Mark Urbin and his family as they learned how finding joy in suffering can transform your [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Communications Resident| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

5 Christmas Traditions From Chase Oaks’ Residents

By , Communications Resident| December 10th, 2019|

The holidays are here at last! At this point, I hope most of our Christmas decorations are up and we’re feeling the holly jolly spirit! There are many ways to spend your holidays. I’m sure that some of us have deep-rooted traditions that we look forward to each year. If you’re like me and want [...]

Seven Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2019|

Christmas is a festive time of year filled with traditions, gifts, and gatherings. In the middle of baking Christmas cookies, shopping for our loved ones, and attending holiday parties, let’s take the time to spend quality time with our family and friends and do one (or a few) of these family-friendly activities to celebrate Christmas. [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Communications Resident| November 19th, 2019|

Thanksgiving is only one week away! Whether we’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal or attending one, do we know what to make? The main dish and dessert are usually fairly consistent, but it’s those tricky Thanksgiving side dishes that throw us off. How many casseroles are appropriate for one meal? Should the number of sides equal [...]

How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce

By , | November 5th, 2019|

I’m divorced or separated and am dreading the holiday season. How do I survive the holidays? For some people, the holidays mean gatherings with friends and family, family traditions, festive lights, parties, and holiday cheer. It may mean hearing a family story once again and laughing as if you have just heard it for the [...]