Parenting

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…

Put the Big Rocks in First

The kids watched attentively, wondering what would happen next. He needed to put the big rocks in first. My husband James was doing an object lesson at our elementary school…

Called Toward Home To Bake Bread

Over a decade ago when I started writing, I had plans. Big plans. Or at least I had big dreams about where God would take me on that journey. For…

Launching Our Children Like Arrows

This past fall a photo stream of parents dropping their kids off at college filled my social media newsfeeds. Proud, teary eyed parents, beaming teenagers, decked out dorm rooms, and…

The Real New Year’s Eve Party

Now that you’re a parent, do you ever think that New Year’s Eve should be more “exciting,” somehow?   I recently realized I’ve had this subconscious vision in my mind that…

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