Young Adults

Family Traditions Keep Kids Pure

Did you know that family traditions keep your kids pure? The Gresh family Christmas traditions … you’d think they’d be made of eggnog and pumpkin spice. Maybe Christmas hymns and…

Take a Break, Mother Bear

From the moment I held Eldest in my arms, I didn’t want to let go. My sister referred to me as a baby hog. When other people held my baby,…

Is Your Nest Emptying?

If you have a child who was married this summer, or you’ve just taken one to college, or even sent your last one out the door for his senior year,…

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…

The Prayer Knot

Whether you are sending your child off to kindergarten or to college, the adjustment is a hard one. It is a reminder that they are growing up and that they…

Adult Sons

A recent comment came from Elaine, who wrote to say: Right now the “when-then” in my life is “when our oldest son decides to include us in his life again,…

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad…

Small Lies Are Telling

This morning I saw a tweet from my son, and I always read what my sons post on twitter. Ben linked to an article and said in his tweet, “something I…

He Made an A!

I know there are many women out there who wrestle every evening when homework time rolls around. To have a child who struggles with school work is like another full…

Did It Work?

The years after I graduated from high school were  characterized by confusion, insecurity, and lack of direction. I often had a feeling of hopelessness, and the adults in my life…

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