Parenting

Why Is Screen Time So Alluring To Kids?

I was waiting in line to buy tickets for a school event.  There was a little boy sitting on a chair, holding an iPad.  Within minutes, a group of five…

“Mommy, I’m Bored!”

“Mommy, I’m bored!” How many times a day do you hear those words? I hear them a lot. Once a week, several of my friends try to get together over…

Letter to a Tired New Mom

To a weary woman— Does your time to read blog posts feel expensive right now? Maybe you’re reading this with a bottle in your hand and/or a baby sling on…

Winning the Cultural War in Our Homes

I recently heard a minister on the radio say that as Christians, we should live our lives like we’re on a war ship, not a cruise ship! The analogy resonated…

Making Wise Choices as a Mom Instead of Foolish, Selfish Choices

Are there foolish choices you need to stop making in 2019? There’s a connection between foolishness and selfishness. Yes, some foolish choices are made out of ignorance (don’t we all…

43 Wonders Moms Long to Relive

If you are a mom of littles – I know you are weary. But I wonder if you might, for just a MOMent, imagine what it will be like when…

Mom-Self-Care in the Midst of Family Care

Over the past year, I’ve been in high-octane mothering mode. I know all of you are familiar with this. One of more of your kids suddenly has extra needs and…

It Must Be Me: Stinkin Thinkin

This evening my little girl was trying to complete an online activity for school. One of many homework assignments. This year has been particularly difficult with homework – sometimes it…

Generosity — The Cure for the Gimmes

The Importance of Building Character Part IV – Generosity: The cure for the “gimmes” There’s a super villain that shows up this time of year. I call him the Green-Eyed…

8 Tips for Getting Grandparents to Respect Your Parenting Decisions: Ask Dr. Degler

Q: What can I do to get my parents (my daughter’s grandparents) to respect and abide by my parenting methods when they spend time with my child? We have a…

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