Children

Taking Respite As A Mom

My two daughters and I recently attended a Mother/Daughter Conference at Pine Cove Camp in Tyler, TX. After a grueling 7-hour trip due to standstill traffic and detours, we arrived…

Our Children Learn What We Model

My husband, Keith, and I love babysitting our grandchildren. On one occasion I showed our two year old, Logan, how to form red Play-Doh into the shape of a smile….

5 Fun Mom Ideas for Spring

It’s here… Spring Fever is upon us! As a result, the quiet park I have been walking in over the winter is suddenly crowded with children and their parents and…

5 Thoughts That Will Help You Teach Your Daughter About Beauty

Often when I talk with moms who have young daughters, they talk about their desire to teach their precious little girls the true meaning of beauty. They want them to…

What Are Selfies Doing To Our Kids?

When I was growing up, the camera of choice was the Polaroid.  I took pictures of my gray and white cat Pokie.  I took pictures of my friends, shaking the…

5 Ways to Protect Children from Pornography

A few weeks ago, a colleague in the Christian publishing and speaking world suddenly needed an audience with me and my team … and fast. You see, over the weekend…

Feeling Loved vs. Feeling Appreciated

Okay. You have to read this note I got on my website. You know how I spend a lot of time helping women understand that men need to feel appreciated,…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part II

Editor’s note: Last week, Janel wrote about a situation with her daughter and how she and her husband dealt with her fears. Click here to read part one, and read…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part I

I heard her sniffing before I saw the moist strokes left by tears on her cheeks. “I’m just scared,” she sobbed. My daughter was headed to a good friend’s house…

Motherhood vs. My Personal Goals

Earlier this year, there were a few weeks that presented many schedule challenges. Inclement weather caused cancelled school and activities. The kids were home. The kids were bored. The kids…

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