October, 2010

How To Stop Whining

Gotcha! You thought because of the title of this post, I was gonna give you some hints on how to stop your children from whining. Well, I will throw that…

Tips for Building Kids with Integrity

The Importance of Building Character — From a Mom who has been There. Part Two: Integrity — The American Idol of Character As I write this blog post, I am on…

Becoming Relevant

Interruptions. Obstacles. Full Stops. Moments when God locks doors and makes the handles red hot to burn your fingers and keep you safe from going places you shouldn’t. Moments when your…

Divine Interruptions

No more diaper bags. My youngest was three and fully potty trained. I was so excited. For years, I knew God wanted me to write, but time and household responsibilities kept me putting my…

How to Explain Autism to Other Kids

Last weekend, a friend invited us over for a family party. This friend is so accepting of Rachel’s autism issues that I didn’t think twice about going. While there, Rachel…

Anniversaries are Not for Someday … Celebrate Now!

April 7, 2009, John and I celebrated our 19th anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas. We’d wanted to go to Nassau on our honeymoon, but we were just kids…

Parents Break Teens’ Hearts

A group of teens gather for a weekend of fun and games in an effort to bond together before the start of their senior year. Among the laughter, food, fun,…

How to Stoop without Sighing

As a mom of young children, I can find myself sighing — too often, actually. The cries for “more milk,” “help me,” and “read to me,” can seem endless. And,…

Staying Connected as a Family

We have a guest today! Teresa Gaikema joins Tracey to discuss staying connected as family and how to do so during our busy schedules.

Pride is a Roadblock to Your Marriage

I can still remember where I was standing in my kitchen when I heard a wise woman declare over the radio airwaves that my husband could not read my mind. I…

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