Babies & Toddlers

Don’t Give Them Everything They Want

I grew up the eldest of four kids. We had enough, but there was not a lot of excess. My parents were very careful with their finances. Christmas was wonderful…

Knowing My Child’s “Holes”

It was last week when I put the pieces together regarding my daughter. I’d been praying for my kids one morning out of While They Are Sleeping: 12 Character Traits…

Please, Don’t Let Them Ask Me That!

“Mom, what’s pornography?” The question was posed frankly by my 10-year-old while my kids and I were about the business of dinner clean-up—rinsing dishes, popping plastic containers of leftovers closed….

Our Quads Turn 4

Four years ago our daughter Libby and her husband, Mclean, had quads: three boys and one girl joined their not-quite 2-year-old daughter Greyson. Yes, that’s five kids in under two…

Motherhood Without Regret

I wasn’t expecting a wave of emotion to overtake me as I read Kelcie’s post on MomLife Today. But here I find myself looking through blurry eyes, filled with tears…

A Prayer for Teachers and Caregivers

It’s the season of releasing our children into the hands of teachers and caregivers. And it can be frightening! We have so little control over what happens when we’re not…

The Countdown to Kindergarten

The countdown is on. I officially have a little less than 12 months until I walk my first-born into kindergarten, wave goodbye, and go home without her. In the last…

How to Overcome “Mom Guilt”

I am the worst mother in the world. I feel so guilty all the time. I know better but I just can’t live up to the picture of the mom…

Teaching Tomorrow’s Truths Today. Six Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sex

My 12-year-old morphed into a driving expert this year. She doles out helpful advice and suggestions to me and other drivers on the road. Often, she informs me that I’m…

The Only Way to Find Peace in the Midst of Being Overwhelmed

We hear this question from moms more than any other: “How do I keep myself from feeling overwhelmed?” How in the course of your day–whether you’re at home or work…

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