Young Adults

Wedding Season Worry

Wedding season has arrived! I just read in a community magazine that, ages and ages ago, June became the traditional month for weddings because people took their annual (as in…

Mother-in-Law Sagas

I love to tease my mother-in-law Darlyne because the first time my husband John saw me we were at church. I was the 16-year-old cutie sitting in the back row….

Erasing Virginity

A few years ago when I was writing What Are You Waiting For: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex, I interviewed a handful of female students…

10 Timely Teen Tips

Raising teens is very rewarding and very frustrating all at the same time. One week we want to control everything they do, the next we want to wash our hands…

Don’t Freak Out

A few days ago, I was sitting with my 12-year-old daughter on the couch, listening to her describe some things that had happened on a school trip. I was shocked…

Hugs from Home

I had my first four children in three and one half years. My oldest, a girl, was so easy to keep up with through her high school and college years….

Mom, You Talk Too Much!

I have a pretty daggum great relationship with both of my teens. We talk to each other about stuff, real life stuff. Yeah, a real blessing for sure. Yet, at…

I’m Filthy Rich!

As I write these words, all of my children are home, for a little while. With 10 kids, it is very difficult to get everyone in the same place at…

Internet and Gaming Addiction

I talked to some moms recently who have dealt with a child who was addicted to internet video gaming. This is a serious problem in these families, and impacts relationships…

All I Want For Christmas Is You

I am a straight up Scrooge until Black Friday. Can’t stand the site of a Christmas tree until then, and I gasp if anyone plays Christmas music. (Anyone?) Not this…

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