Children

8 Ways to Give Your Kids the Spectacular this Christmas

Does all the commercialism surrounding Christmas bother you? Do you want to keep your heart and your children’s hearts focused on the true meaning of Christmas? It’s possible. How? Focus…

25 Ways Your Family Can Serve Together This Holiday Season

This is one of my favorite times of the year–not because the weather is especially nice (I’m not fond of the cold), but because it is a season of giving.  Everyone…

Count Your Blessings, Dancing!

Last night I danced. I put on the Bluetooth speaker, cranked up the songs, grabbed an 11-year old who happened to be walking through the kitchen, and we danced.  She…

Encouragement For Moms Of Children With Learning Disabilities or ADHD

“Jake says he isn’t completing his schoolwork because he doesn’t know the alphabet.” I couldn’t believe what my son’s kindergarten teacher said. Six-year-old Jake could sing the alphabet song, loved…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part I

Let’s say you’re on a playdate, and another child offers a colorful presentation of precisely how not to behave. The parent is busy in conversation. Do you: A. Make sure,…

Stop Lending Your Children Your Brain!

What’s your first response when your children tell you about difficulties they are facing? Do you immediately jump in to help them solve their problems? If you do, then stop…

Texting Leads to Discontent

Our dear friends have a son who was a handful. He experimented with drugs and alcohol. Upon graduating from high school he gladly announced that he heard if you sign up for…

Be Still…and Stop Worry-Praying, Mom

Have you ever struggled to be still in the moment? Psalm 46:10 tells us to “Be still and know that I am God.” I’ve sung these words, recited that verse,…

Instilling Kindness In Our Children

My family recently went to see a movie that reminded me of the reality many kids today face: bullying, harsh words, being excluded. Of course, I knew this sad truth…

The Longer I Parent, the Less I Know

I should have this parenting figured by now, shouldn’t I?  I majored in Early Childhood.  I was a nanny before a parent.  I have five children, plus have fostered several…

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