attitude

The Perfect Season

I remember one of the first times I heard about seasons in a woman’s life. It was at a Bible study on Proverbs 31. We were discussing how to interpret…

Our Children Learn What We Model

My husband, Keith, and I love babysitting our grandchildren. On one occasion I showed our two year old, Logan, how to form red Play-Doh into the shape of a smile….

The Value of a Servant Heart

Growing up in a family with 10 children, there were always chores to be done. No one was exempt from helping with chores and there were many to go around….

Our Quads Turn 4

Four years ago our daughter Libby and her husband, Mclean, had quads: three boys and one girl joined their not-quite 2-year-old daughter Greyson. Yes, that’s five kids in under two…

From Mommy to Mom: Navigating the Choppy Waters From Childhood to Adolescence

Once upon a time, I was a mommy. My daughter wanted me to read her just one more story, to hug her constantly, to carry her on my hip, and…

How to Overcome “Mom Guilt”

I am the worst mother in the world. I feel so guilty all the time. I know better but I just can’t live up to the picture of the mom…

3 Ways to Embrace Messy Days

I don’t know about you, but I was a messy child and teen. Growing up, my room could have been considered a danger zone. It was hard to walk through…

Kay Arthur — Why the Mom is Like a Thermostat

The “mood and attitude” of your home rests largely on you mom! Listen to Kay Arthur’s wise advice! About Kay Arthur: Since founding Precept Ministries International with her husband Jack…

Going Crazy

Every once in a while when I put my sunglasses on, I pretend my sage colored minivan is a shiny black Escalade fully loaded, with all the sparkly trimmings. Windows…

Learning My Little Boy Has Epilepsy—And Its Unexpected Gift

It wasn’t quite the Christmas present we would have chosen. But it has impacted our family in a way we could never have expected. A few months ago, we were…

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