Parenting

Our Kids and Our Worries

Moms have a tendency to worry about their children – in all seasons of life. I remember when I was a mom to little kids, I assumed my older empty…

A New Night Time Ritual—to Speak My Kids’ “Love Languages”

We’ve had some major upheavals in our family recently, of the moving-to-the-developing-world variety. It’s refreshed my experience of God’s faithfulness, to say the least—and of the resilience of children! But…

Is Engagement With Children Extinct?

It is odd that a simple “life scene” that played out before my eyes in a doctor’s office waiting room would leave me near tears. As I entered the waiting…

February Showing Love and Snow Day Ideas!

14 Ways to Show Love to Others: Start your husband’s car several minutes before he needs to leave. Scrape off the windshield, and leave a mug of hot coffee or…

20 Things I Love About Being a Mom

Hearing “I love you so much, Momma.” Sweet hugs just because. Little people fighting over my lap.  (It really can’t be that comfortable even with all the padding.) Getting to…

“I have a Dream …”

This speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most recognized speeches of our time, if not the most famous. It was August 28, 1963, when thousands gathered…

Peace in Everything and Anything

I’ve often referred to my life as “joyful chaos.” I’ve been exceedingly blessed with five children—five boisterous people who make my life beautiful. But I have one little person in particular who…

When Your Child Says, “There’s Nothing to Do”

It’s enough to drive us parents crazy, especially when we’ve just come through Christmas and the kids have presents galore, have been entertained nonstop by others, and have enjoyed many special events in…

A Reminder To Live With Gratitude

What if there was a vitamin you could pop into your mouth to instantly make you feel better?  It would be a bestseller, right?  I propose such a vitamin exists…

4 Gifts That Will Put a Smile On Your Child’s Face

Hurrying into the store, the mom hushed her young child. “Stop whining!” Her son didn’t seem to hear her. “I wanna go home.” Dad jumped in. “Stop it, now!” With…

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