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The Early Years

We were sitting in a restaurant, enjoying some family time, when a couple with two small children made their way to a booth in the corner. She wore baggy jeans…

“Stop Judging Me!” 5 Ways to Overcome When Others Judge Your Child with Special Needs

When out with Rachel, my daughter with autism, I’ve been stared at and judged more times than I can count. She has stripped naked in public, held screaming tantrums, had huge tangles…

My Single Mom Slippers

I really must be tired – from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. Not only is my hair looking a bit limp lately, but my…

Ditching the Holiday Diva

Some people look forward to the holidays. Some dread it. Some can’t remember what day it is in general. As a mom of two—one “neuro-typical” and one with autism—a cancer…

Two Thoughts to Avoid

At each season of my life I’ve found myself falling into two traps–mental traps–which are not helpful. One is the “what if” syndrome and the other is the “if only”…

Courageous Womanhood

When Courageous came out on DVD, it was the number one selling DVD in the country. That movie celebrates the roll and calling of men to step up and be…

Kids, I Quit! Mom

I am so weary, so tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed out, put out, worn out – I can’t take this anymore! How many times a week have I uttered those thoughts?…

Professional Sleep Deprivation Specialists

Yeah…so…I’ve NEVER had children that go to bed beautifully.  You know that whole thing about sleep like a baby?  Doesn’t happen at my house.   Not one person at my house…

The Reverse-Cinderella Syndrome

As little girls, we grow up reading fairy tales about beautiful princesses being rescued by their knights in shining armor.  Deep down in our hearts, every little girl yearns to…

Finding Time For Myself – Part Two

I firmly believe that every busy mom needs time for herself in order to maintain emotional, physical and spiritual reserves for our family, ministry and work. Yesterday in Part One,…

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