Susan Yates

Susan Yates has written thirteen books and has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of marriage, parenting and women’s issues for many years. For 11 years she was a regular columnist on parenting for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Susan is the mother of five and has 21 grandchildren, including a set of quads. She is devoted to sharing her wisdom and experience with moms and wives and is selflessly available to those in need. Susan has been a mom for 40 years, she and John have been married for 43 years.

Susan Alexander Yates

Susan Says: “I’m Susan Yates and I think I’m one of the oldest of the bloggers, but in my imagination, I’m really 38! When I take care of my daughter’s five little ones it feels like it’s me all over again. My husband and I had five kids in seven years (including twins) and we still feel the effects of 10 years of not sleeping through the night. Today our five are all married and we have 21 grandchildren. I love being a pastor’s wife, hanging out with the next generation, writing (especially with fellow blogger Barbara), speaking, dogs, horses, hiking, Tarheel basketball, cooking less, and eating more chocolate.”

I Need to Lighten Up—Do You?

Have you found yourself short with others when they don’t come through as you expected? Or ticked because your husband lost his cell phone, wallet, favorite pen, or car keys—again? Or irritated with a child because she didn’t do what you asked her to, even though you reminded her twice? Or disappointed because the event you Continue »

Our Quads Turn 4

Four years ago our daughter Libby and her husband, Mclean, had quads: three boys and one girl joined their not-quite 2-year-old daughter Greyson. Yes, that’s five kids in under two years. “Are all those yours?” is the question asked by shocked faces whenever they are out in public. The follow up question is, “What is Continue »

Is Your Nest Emptying?

If you have a child who was married this summer, or you’ve just taken one to college, or even sent your last one out the door for his senior year, you are probably a bit of an emotional mess. The empty nest hits us in different ways at different times and often when we least Continue »

When the Vacation Is Over…

The vacation is over. We’re headed home. You probably have a range of emotions swirling around you depending upon who is in your car. Some kids can’t wait to get home. There are friends to see, and their own beds to sleep in. Others dread the thought of returning to life as it was—school, chores, Continue »

Are You Stressed?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Anxious because there’s no way to get it all done? Fearful because you don’t know how to handle a difficult person? Unsure about how to make a wise decision? Stressed about all that is going on in your life? If so, join the club! Honestly, most of us operate throughout the day at Continue »