Tweens & Teens

Raising Good Conversationalists

Do you sometimes feel embarrassed in front of your friends because your child won’t talk and simply grumbles a “yes” or “no” to an adult’s questions? Do you have trouble…

Having “The Talk” With Your Daughter

There may be nothing a parent dreads more than having “the talk” with her child. You know the one – the talk where we explain the so-called birds and bees,…

Praying Scripture Over Your Children

I was just dropping my then-12-year-old Lexi off at pottery class, but found myself faced with an unexpected and unsettling dilemma. Each month, the pottery studio featured an art display…

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…

Praying For Your Children

Maybe I started the day she ran away. I’d placed Lexi in her room for a “time out” and five minutes later the doorbell rang. A woman I’d never seen…

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…

Prom Dress Survival Skills

One down. One to go. Both of my girls need prom dresses this year. (Can you say double-trouble?) Now, let me be clear. I like a good girl-day of shopping…

Questions To Ask And 24 Specific Guidelines For Your Daughter’s Boyfriend

When your kids are little, it’s hard to imagine them dating someday. I used to tell my daughter that she could start dating after she got married. 😉 But despite…

Disappointments as Divine Direction

When things don’t go the way we want, for us or our kids, it is so easy to try to “fix” things, make them go the way we believe they…

Weekly MOMents — Spring Break Week

Some kiddos just finished spring break week. Instagram threads are filled with vacation photos and ideas for easy going unscheduled time — picnic with friends in the park, reading books,…

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