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Tweens & Teens

Relationships That Tell the Truth

“How are you?” I tilted my head and looked in her eyes. “Fine,” she nodded. But then the up-and-down of her head shifted to side-to-side. “Actually, I’m not.” My friend…

What the Church Often Gets Wrong About Sex

I recently gave you an oh-so-gentle nudge to talk to your kids about sex.   And not just once, but repeatedly, weaving it into your conversations whenever appropriate. Because “talking…

A Good Prayer

We moms have a zillion concerns for our kids. It doesn’t take long to discover that we as parents need all the help we can get. But an interesting transition…

Dreading the Sex Talk With Your Kids? Read This.

What is the #1 conversation that most parents dread having with their kids?   It cuts across political affiliations, religious backgrounds, and even the age of the kids or parents….

Lean Into the Struggle

As a mom of five kids, I’m a master at teaching children to ride their bikes without training wheels.  The teaching situation has always consisted of a wildly excited yet…

Madness: Raising Teens

Although I’ve raised two daughters to adulthood and know parenting teens can be a job, it never ceases to amaze me that parenting teens is also downright hard.   Now…

Dethroning the Drama Queen

Allow me to begin with a disclaimer: I am new to parenting a teen daughter. I do not claim to be an expert but rather a newcomer sharing what worked…

Underqualified but Hired Anyway

I remember before ever getting pregnant, sometime in my mid-twenties, I had a dream. In the dream, I had a baby. Somehow this baby was standing before me already as…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five-minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady have…

Summer and Screen Time: 3 Ways to Win While Your Kids Are Out of School

Summer is finally here! And the kids are here.   At our house. All-day.   But unlike remote learning, which so many of us experienced this past year, summer is…

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