Relationships

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…

Being The “Different Mom”

I sat poolside among a few other moms, our bare feet dangling in the water. The hot sun beat down on the pavement as we chatted and kept tabs on…

A Heart of Hospitality In The Midst of Messy

I’ve always had a heart geared toward people, and hospitality is one of my gifts. Believing I was exercising this gift, for years I read entertaining magazines and watched TV…

6 Hot Tips for a Successful Family Reunion

Exhausting, exhilarating, bonding, hysterical and oh yeah, did I mention exhausting?? Yes! We just had our annual “Yates Family Reunion.” We have 5 kids, all married and 21 grandchildren- 14…

Memorial Day: Young Marine, Old Marine Honors the Dead

From the time I was a young child I have always been drawn to wrinkled, warm hands and the soft, slow countenance of the aged. Their smiles always seemed to…

Two Women: A Mother’s Day Tribute

I have been incredibly blessed to have two amazing mothers. One is my own mother, and the other my mother-in-law. Even though both of them are in heaven now, hardly…

Devotion on Prayer For The Hungry Heart

Someone sent me a great video clip from America’s Funniest Videos. I don’t know if it won, but I would’ve given it first place. It stars an unhappy baby who…

Summer Entertaining Is About the Guests

Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled to have Sandy Coughlin guest post on MomLife Today! Sandy writes the inspiring blog Reluctant Entertainer,  . I know every outdoor living space is different, be…

Feeling Loved vs. Feeling Appreciated

Okay. You have to read this note I got on my website. You know how I spend a lot of time helping women understand that men need to feel appreciated,…

Confronting the Comparison Trap

“She always gets to go first. You never let me…” “He has this new Xbox game. Why won’t you get it for me?” “Everyone else gets to go see that…

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