Children

Mother Bear Attends Holiday Gathering

It takes a special person to invite a family with an autistic child to her house, especially when the function will take place indoors. And it’s been a while since…

Elf on the Shelf and God’s Grace

The other day my sister gave us a book entitled The Elf on the Shelf. It’s a cute story that comes with a stuffed elf who lives with your family…

What’s Important?

I’ve had a challenging week. My younger child has been home several days with a stomach virus. I forget how different my days are when my kids don’t go to…

A Sweet First Date

I had the most remarkable time with my oldest son last weekend—it was our very first date night. My eldest son and I can butt heads from time to time,…

Fun New Ways to Join Me in Making a Fool of Yourself!

Anyone else utterly amazed at the court jester-like activities we’re willing to engage in to educate/entertain our children? Anyone else half expect a hidden camera crew to jump out when…

Thanksgiving: A Season of Thanks

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Growing up, it was the only time my very small extended family got together. I remember baking pies with Grandma, shopping with my…

The Weak Leading the Strong

by Kristin Wong We sang “Your Grace Is Enough” (by Matt Maher) in church. The second verse sings to God that “You use the weak to lead the strong.” The…

Running the Mommy Marathon

My mom, after bearing four girls in under eight years, once told me that she was pretty much just exhausted for 10 years. I can wholeheartedly resonate with that. In fact,…

Hospitality to God’s Children

Editor’s note: This week is the annual Cry of the Orphan campaign and FamilyLife hopes you will become informed and involved. Listen for special broadcasts this week on FamilyLife Today. We would like…

Independence

My eldest son is seven and a half years old, and the battle between mom and son right now is control vs. independence. I want to keep the control and…

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