Grandchildren

Cousins Reading Club

“I’m bored!” The dreaded words our four children would cry out every summer several weeks after the close of another school year. I knew that unless there were plans and…

Mean Girls

“Nobody wants to play with me.” “She won’t be my friend.” My heart was broken on hearing these words from my teary-eyed granddaughter. She felt dejected. The old nursery rhyme,…

Handling the Holidays During Loss or Grief

October through December can be an excruciating time of year for those who have experienced a loss. In addition to the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, family trauma,…

12 Ways to Help Your Children Honor Veterans

As a mom, I never thought much about Veteran’s Day until after I’d started interviewing World War II veterans for a novel I was writing. Yet as November neared I…

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad…

Mom: My Number One Fan

It’s something I can count on—like the sun rising in the morning or my 2-year-old crawling in bed with me during the night—I just know it will happen. Within minutes…

You’ll Always Be His Mama!

(Editor’s Note: It is a joy for us to share heartfelt words from Mom’s who forward us Guest Posts, enjoy this article by Deb DeArmond and take a moment to…

Our Children Need Hope: 30 Ways to Share It

Everywhere we turn we are reminded that it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time. It is time for me to rally the troops and get them all prepared for another year of…

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

The little feet pin glinted on the woman’s lapel. The feet and toes were tiny. It was as if a fairy had landed upon her blouse, left gold footprints, and…

8 Practical Ways to Parent with Grace

“You look festive!” My friend looked over my golf-ball-sized silver hoops, turquoise tank, knit plum skirt. It was one of my more art teacher-ish outfits. She was right: I love…

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