Parenting

Mom 15 Minute Vacation Day

There are days when muttering under my breath is all I seem to do.  When complaints cross my lips like sprinters crossing finish lines. When all I can think of…

One Word That Can Change Your Mom Life!

Do you ever wake up and dread your day? A mom who’s a cook may not know how many more potatoes she can peel at work only to return home…

30 Ways to Help Your Kids Honor Dad

Editor’s Note: Do you have your Father’s Day game plan ready to go? Help your kiddos show Dad how they feel about him this Father’s Day. You don’t have to…

Peace In The Waiting

We’ve been at the hospital all morning, sitting in a waiting room. Some designer attempted to make the room cheery—speckles of primary colors decorate the floor tiles, and the chairs…

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….

Moms Helping Children Flourish – It’s A Process

For years I’ve heard the phrase, “Bloom where you’re planted.” I started to look around at the soil that I was planted in. I’m planted in the soil of being…

I Need to Lighten Up—Do You?

Have you found yourself short with others when they don’t come through as you expected? Or ticked because your husband lost his cell phone, wallet, favorite pen, or car keys—again? Or…

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…

An Attitude We Excuse That Is Inexcusable

I need my me time. I deserve to be happy. I should treat myself. I have my rights. I should get to do what I want, when I want. Have…

5 Ways to Teach Our Children to Love Others

In the grocery store line, on the playground, and at the car wash, my girls want to know, “Are you a Christian?” It makes me smile. I love that their…

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