Words Matter

“Spell cheetah.” My son writes C-H-E-E-T-A-Y. He knows there is some odd letter on the end. “Not quite. You are so close! Can you fix the last letter?” C-H-E-E-T-A-E. “Almost! It’s H. C-H-E-E-T-A-H.” He deftly corrects the spelling with his dry erase marker. “Okay, next word. Spell zebra.” Z-E-B-R-A-H. I put my head in my Continue »

I Am Not Here to Entertain My Children

I’m definitely not going to win the “coolest mom” award on this post.  It might even seem to contradict some things that I’ve previously written on my blog. However, I fear we’re headed down a slippery slope when it comes to parenting and we at least need to start talking about it.  For some reason, as moms, we have this Continue »

Timeless Words

While we were raising our children we faced the usual challenges with sibling bickering, sloppiness with household chores, and working long hours on school assignments. We taught them how to build meaningful and lasting friendships, even how to cope with neighborhood bullies. There were many discussions about being dependable and faithful, and being kind to Continue »