Tweens & Teens

Ideas For Fun-Challenged Moms

Last summer, I had a mom come to me and ask, “How can I teach myself to have fun with my children?” Initially I was taken aback by her question,…

When a Mother’s Love Is Not Enough: 11 Things We Can Do to Help Our Children Through Trials

As I made my way up and down the aisles in the grocery story, my thoughts were at home with my child who was hurting. As I passed the candy…

Are Screens Harming Your Child’s Communication Skills?

I remember when my daughter Lucy was two, she would scream “MILK!” from her chair like an irate tyrant.  I quickly realized that was not the right way to communicate. …

5 Thoughts That Will Help You Teach Your Daughter About Beauty

Often when I talk with moms who have young daughters, they talk about their desire to teach their precious little girls the true meaning of beauty. They want them to…

What Are Selfies Doing To Our Kids?

When I was growing up, the camera of choice was the Polaroid.  I took pictures of my gray and white cat Pokie.  I took pictures of my friends, shaking the…

5 Ways to Protect Children from Pornography

A few weeks ago, a colleague in the Christian publishing and speaking world suddenly needed an audience with me and my team … and fast. You see, over the weekend…

Motherhood vs. My Personal Goals

Earlier this year, there were a few weeks that presented many schedule challenges. Inclement weather caused cancelled school and activities. The kids were home. The kids were bored. The kids…

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…

Recognizing Adult Peer Pressure

When we talk about peer pressure, we are often talking about teenagers. But the reality is that all of us face peer pressure no matter what season of life we are…

31 Really-Think-About-It Questions to Boost Your Parenting

Feeling passionate about parenting? If you’d genuinely like a shot in the arm for your parenting, perhaps these questions can get you started. But remember (overachievers beware!): Their effectiveness is…

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