The last few months have been a little hard for me. My kids are both in college and involved in more things. My schedule has changed from revolving around school, meals, and children, to being alone much of the day. It is a hard transition for me. I miss my kids. I miss the structure. Continue »

The Gift of Radiation

Begrudgingly I walked into the Breast Center for my annual mammogram on April 1. “Why am I such a rule follower,” I asked myself as I waited my turn on the mashing machine. No family history, no risk factors. “Maybe I should do this every two years.” Four days later a phone call from a Continue »

Camaraderie on Aisle 3

I heard her kids before I even saw them.  I was pushing my grocery cart through a busy back section of our grocery store when I heard two kids arguing over who hit whom.  I had my own kids with me who weren’t loving the grocery experience so I felt immediate empathy for this mother.  Continue »

Father Love

Sweet memories tumble through my head and slowly spill out of my eyes as salty tears. It was supposed to be just another one of my daily walks through the nearby lush green park, but it ended up being a walk down memory lane. I saw her running through the playground, her dark hair that Continue »

Unexpected Gifts

Recently my husband John and I spoke at a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway. We love speaking at these events, but by the end of the weekend, we are thoroughly exhausted. Because this particular event took place over Valentine’s Day weekend, we had arranged to stay an extra couple of days simply to rest and Continue »

Spring Brake

I was looking forward to spring break more than my kids. I had almost every hour planned out with fun places to visit and outdoor activities. Monday morning dawned clear and beautiful — perfect weather for our fun-packed week! As I pulled on my clothes, the right side of my back suddenly contracted into a massive spasm that Continue »

What’s Your Price Tag?

Just before Christmas while opening the mail, I reviewed the tax statement in the pile. “Pitiful,” I whispered to myself as I saw the small amount of money I’d made over the last few years as a full-time writer and speaker. The accusations in my head continued. “You are really a failure at this. Why Continue »

Thanksgiving with a Purpose

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching … so do you have a plan to teach your children what Thanksgiving is really all about? MomLife Today would like to introduce you to a wonderful book and CD combination that Barbara Rainey has created out of her desire to teach her children and grandchildren the history of Thanksgiving and the Continue »