Babies & Toddlers

When the Vacation Is Over…

The vacation is over. We’re headed home. You probably have a range of emotions swirling around you depending upon who is in your car. Some kids can’t wait to get…

Teaching Our Kids Manners

When our five kids were small I found that one of the hardest things I had to do was teach them to have good manners. Over and over I had…

The Child Who Is Just Like Me

My brother and his family came over for a visit after church on Sunday. It was certainly a blessing to see them all. I was so excited to spend quality…

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…

Barbara Shares a “Stress Paralyzed” MOMent

You’ve been there, right? You look around at all that needs to be done, you look around at the little faces that depend on you, and you think, There’s no…

Going Crazy

Every once in a while when I put my sunglasses on, I pretend my sage colored minivan is a shiny black Escalade fully loaded, with all the sparkly trimmings. Windows…

Dear Jesus, Hold My Hand, Please

When my son was just a tot, he only prayed one prayer whenever it was his turn: “Dear Jesus—hold my hand, please.” That was it. Trying to figure out where…

The Gift of Motherhood

It was Christmas time and my daughter was about three years old. We had made the trip to Grandma’s house to celebrate the holidays. We arrived and were greeted by…

Sarah Drew Shares Her Mom’s Night Out

A Note from Tracey Eyster: Sarah may look familiar to you. She is in the television series Grey’s Anatomy and has been in a few movies as well. She is…

Is Motherhood a Burden?

My thoughts lead me down a path that I do not believe I am intended to go, but the path stretches before me and elicits words my sinful heart aches…

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