Children

Eavesdropping: Six Tips for Becoming a Masterful Mom

I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop. I really wasn’t. But this mom of two young boys was shopping in the same Home Goods section as me, and have you noticed how…

Popular Kids… Not Wanted

There were four little boys gathered together and the larger boy, stepped out from the pack and growled, quite loudly, “Get away, we don’t want to play with you!” I…

50 Fun Role-Playing Ideas for Kids

Stimulating kids’ creativity is easier than you think! These fun role-playing ideas for kids can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, using items you likely already have lying…

Tips for Building Kids with Integrity

The Importance of Building Character — From a Mom who has been There. Part Two: Integrity — The American Idol of Character As I write this blog post, I am on…

Focus On the Memory

{Editor’s Note: It has been one month since Wynter met Jesus face to face. Our hearts still ache. We pray these words she wrote in February of 2014 will sink…

Before You Sign Up For A New Activity, Ask This Question

My inbox is constantly bombarded with invitations from my kids’ school.  Do my children want to join swimming, tennis, robotics, karate, soccer, chess, basketball, or baseball?  Some activities are free,…

Redefining Love

Three moms in the first four years of life would confuse any child. So there is little wonder that my son has a hard time understanding love—trust is an intricate…

A Power Punch for Joy Filled Days

Do you ever feel disappointed with life?  I think most of us might agree that our days often seem either crazy busy or frustratingly slow.  It’s easy to let negative…

A Resolution To Stop Cussing

Have you noticed the words teenagers use on Facebook? They know we’re watching. What do you think they’re saying when we aren’t? Perhaps most upsetting to me is how normalized profanity…

Easy Ways to Get Involved in Your Child’s School

Here we are again. Long days at the pool will soon be memories replaced by new shoes, class schedules, and fall sports. Whether we like it or not, it’s back-to-school…

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