Babies & Toddlers

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…

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…

What’s in a MOM: How do we do the mommy balancing act?

“The juggler in the circus,” “A stay-at-home mom in the business of raising successful children,” “COM (Chief Operations Manager),” and my favorite, “Your Majesty.” The above resulted when I asked…

8 Ways to Be a Better Mom to Young Children

Make your relationship with the Lord your number one priority. If you’re too busy for God, you’re just plain too busy. Make time for the most important things. You won’t…

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