Susan Yates

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 on her website, Susan Yates, and is selflessly available to those in need.


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Do You Need Grace in Your Marriage?

Do you need grace in your marriage? I do. Lately I’ve realized how easy it is for me to get irritated or frustrated over the smallest things that my husband,…

How to Be a Great Mother-in-Law

A great mother-in-law?? Okay, most days, I’d settle for just being a good one or even simply not messing up a relationship too badly. I’ve been a mother-in-law for 17…

Family Vacations—With Toddlers?

I used to think vacations equaled rest. Sleeping in, curling up with a book, long walks, and romantic dinners with my husband … and then I had kids! I distinctly…

Feeling Overwhelmed? Consider This…

Recently we moved from the house where we’d lived for nearly 35 years. You can imagine the stuff that five kids and two parents had collected during this time. It was…

Don’t Get Lazy in Marriage

Recently I’ve realized that I have gotten lazy in my marriage. I used to stop whatever I was doing and meet my husband at the front door when he got…

Getting Your Child Ready To Leave

It is that time of year when many of us have a child leaving. Our child may be getting on the school bus for the very first time, starting a…

How and Why to Handle Backtalk

Editors Note: Susan, the writer of this post, has been a mom and grandmother for several decades. Her thoughts on this subject are based on experience and years of wisdom….

Are You In a Fog?

Recently I went for a walk in the woods. It was one of those days when the temperature hovered at 32 degrees. Thick mist had settled into the trees intent…

When Your Child Says, “There’s Nothing to Do”

It’s enough to drive us parents crazy, especially when we’ve just come through Christmas and the kids have presents galore, have been entertained nonstop by others, and have enjoyed many special events in…

Help! I Feel Like I’m Ruining My Kids.

“I’m the worst mother in the world. I think I’m ruining my kids,” I exclaimed as tears began to cloud my vision. Once again “Miz Edith,” my elderly next-door neighbor,…

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