Babies & Toddlers

Is Engagement With Children Extinct?

It is odd that a simple “life scene” that played out before my eyes in a doctor’s office waiting room would leave me near tears. As I entered the waiting…

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…

Generosity — The Cure for the Gimmes

The Importance of Building Character Part IV – Generosity: The cure for the “gimmes” There’s a super villain that shows up this time of year. I call him the Green-Eyed…

Adoption – God’s Got It

About 8 years ago, the adoption discussion began in our home.  We collected information, went to information meetings and gathered information from people about their adoption experiences – information overload.  …

Adoption Wakes Up Hearts

Last night my two-year-old, Alyssa, drew a picture of a house, and it made me think about how different this house—our house—would be without this girl. Without her giggles, without…

My Most Memorable Day

It’s one of the most memorable days of my life. I sat looking out of the passenger window with a blank stare on my face. I felt like I was…

He’s Driving Me Nuts!

“Noooo!” This cry reverberates daily from my own lips and is directed at some endeavor of my wily nineteen-month-old. It’s not so much that he’s devious, I’ve discovered, though he…

Father’s Day Funnies

Here’s a little idea you might find appealing! In general, most men are fond of humor and enjoy a little fun and silliness, so this Father’s Day maybe we should…

Surviving the Strong-Willed Child

I used to laugh when my mother-in-law Darlyne told me how my husband was a strong-willed child. That’s until our daughter turned out to be exactly like her dad.

Praying For Your Children

Maybe I started the day she ran away. I’d placed Lexi in her room for a “time out” and five minutes later the doorbell rang. A woman I’d never seen…

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