Parenting

Let Your Kids Get Bored This Summer–It’s Good for Their Brains!

Ah, it’s summertime and the living is…easy? Not for the average mom who feels obligated to drive her kids to endless camps and classes as well as coming up with…

12 Ideas for: “School’s Out. Now What?”

Hey there, Jenn, I got your “hint, hint” loud and clear! You asked for some ideas of fun activities over the summer, so here you go. And some of you…

Leftovers, Again?

When I was a kid I used to get so disappointed when my mom told me we were having leftovers for dinner. I don’t know why, but for some reason…

Surviving the Strong-Willed Child

I used to laugh when my mother-in-law Darlyne told me how my husband was a strong-willed child. That’s until our daughter turned out to be exactly like her dad.

How to Teach Your Child to Apologize

You’ve probably seen the t-shirt “Sorry, not sorry.”  But in reality, there are plenty of times when an apology is 100 percent necessary. when a wrong has been a committed…

Summer’s Coming: “Yikes” or “Yay”?

My friend Sarah is in a panic. Pre-school isn’t even out yet and she’s already anxious about how she’s going to get through each day during the summer with three…

Six Tips for Raising Kids Who Will Still Go to Church as Adults

The stats are scary. Seventy to 90 percent of kids who attended an evangelical church will stop attending church by age 18 (here’s an excellent article summarizing a wide range…

My Love Is Enough

I’ve been struggling lately with this debilitating feeling that I’m doing it all wrong with this whole motherhood thing.  I can’t seem to get a schedule in place, I’m grouchy…

Taking Care of Mom: Letting God’s Word Renovate Our Hearts

A few weeks ago, I helped my sister get her house ready for a remodel. She ordered a storage container and we packed every…single…cabinet, drawer, and closet in her house….

The Real Mother’s Day is Yet to Come

My first memories of Mother’s Day are sitting in church as a child as the minister recognized all the mothers. I remember them standing in recognition of their day. I also remember…

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