Adult Children

What To Do When They Won’t Talk

Sitting at a local restaurant, we talked over lunch.  It was one of those God ordained afternoons where I was about to glean from three women who are a little…

“Help Wanted”

My summer reading list included a book by Kay Wills Wyma entitled,Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her House of Youth Entitlement. It was a wonderful recommendation from…

To Botox or Not to Botox

That is the question. Or is it? Maybe it’s breast augmentation or a tummy tuck or an eye lift or weight loss surgery.  Women have come a long way from makeup and…

When Children Suffer Loss

Moms and dads are supposed to protect their children, but though we try really hard it just isn’t possible to keep them from harm.  It begins with skinned knees and…

The Best Pound Cake Ever

My youngest daughter has become the queen of pound cake bakers.  She was here last week and whipped up two loaf pans of warm goodness for her parents and siblings…

Men of Honor

My dear husband celebrated his 62th birthday this year. It is such a milestone that I wanted to acknowledge it.   In author Gary Chapman’s bestselling book “The 5 Love Languages” I’ve…

Goodbye House

Earlier this year we learned unexpectedly we needed to move. Yes, saying good bye to our home of 33 years. It was sudden and at the time we didn’t know where we…

This is How I Want to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

I was 27 years old.  The room was freshly painted.  The crib set up. Clothes neatly folded. Anticipation.  Waiting. Waiting.  She was late.  2 weeks late!  She finally came.  I…

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Pete and Carol, happily married for 39 years, were ‘empty-nesters.’ Their 3 children were all in their 30’s, married, and now Pete and Carol were enjoying grandchildren. A phone call…

How to Bless Your Young Adult Children

It’s easy for us to look back on our high school and college days, and only remember the late night fun, friendships, sporting events, and parties.  Even though those things…

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