Parenting

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog…

The Angry Mom

One of my biggest struggles and now regrets as a younger mom, was my anger.  After years of bottling up the anger and stress of a failed marriage and nasty…

Do We Know What “Right” Is?

Have you ever not known if something was right or wrong?  The importance of knowing came home to me when I took our grandchildren bowling. As the electronic scoreboard tallied…

My Most Memorable Day

It’s one of the most memorable days of my life. I sat looking out of the passenger window with a blank stare on my face. I felt like I was…

Public School vs. Home School

It’s back to school season! For some kids, this means waking up early, catching the bus, and heading to a classroom full of friends and peers. For others, it means…

The Need For Retreat!

Every day for the last month or two, I get out of bed determined to be the hands and feet of Christ and almost immediately, I turn into an enemy….

God’s Provision Through The Diagnosis

I don’t feel qualified to write about faith, because in many ways I am still learning the basics of trusting God. However, my sweet husband reminded me that we have…

The Right Kind of Aggressive Girl For My Boy

“Mom!” Lexi was about to tattle. I could hear it in her little voice. “There are girls at school who are touching Robby’s head and calling him ‘Velvet.’” Her tone…

Why It’s Important to Be Friends With All Types of People

Last week my friend from the Czech Republic was in town. My kids and I went to lunch with her, and we visited an alligator farm. (Yes, there is such…

Courage: the Backbone of Character

If we were to write a classified ad for a parent, one of the parts of the job description would be character building. It is a non-negotiable for any conscientious…

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