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Babies & Toddlers

Plan B

Well, it didn’t work. We weren’t able to sell our house over the summer. For the last couple of weeks of the season, a slow, steady awareness descended on me: We’re not moving. What…

The Correlation Between Pretending and Saving the World

My 2-year-old daughter has been living in an elastic-waist pink skirt with balloons of lace at the sides, trimmed with silver beads and pink feathers. Her “princess skirt” is now…

Self-Esteem

As a parent, I’m always concerned about my children’s self-esteem.  Careful not to praise too often, too shallow, or too little, be too critical, and I want to be positive…

Saying “No” to Your Kids

Recently I was chatting with the mother of a 4-year-old. This 4-year-old, according to others, has never heard the word “no.” Unusually bright, this child is a terror to be around….

Young Mothers Need More Hands and Friends

As I pulled into my driveway the other day, I saw one of my neighbors heading for her backyard. I jumped out of the car and jogged across the wet…

A Difficult Toddler has a Message for Me

One of my grandsons is driving his mother crazy. He is the ultimate planner. He has to know what is going to happen next. He may be in the middle…

Sleep-Deprived Mom

Hubby was out of town, I was propped up in bed reading The Five Love Languages of Teenagers, by Gary Chapman. My son was already asleep, and my daughter came…

Dad, the Celebrity

I was all geared up. Convicted I needed to be more playful with my kids, I was taking them to an animated movie! The boys loved doing this; we would…

Loss upon Loss, Grieving Upon Grieving

Last summer, as many of you will remember, our daughter and son-in-law gave birth to their first-born, a little girl named Molly, who only lived seven short days. Her life was…

Praying with Your Kids: Just do It!

Not too long ago I was telling you about my conviction that I needed to cultivate moments of quiet and peace in my home and in my kids. After all,…

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