attitude

Nine Ideas for Coping When Dad Travels

My husband’s gone this week. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. With the morning I was having when he left, I was in tears by the time he hit the interstate. I can tend to get a little…

Thoughts on Courage for Moms

Remember the lion in the “Wizard of Oz?” He was a lovable guy but thoroughly convinced he had no courage. Because he was easily frightened instead of being ferocious, he…

Embrace Messy Children … Really?

As I pulled away from school after dropping off my six-year-old grandson, I gave thanks to God that I am sill healthy and energetic enough to do this babysitting of…

Epic Fail: No Christmas Traditions

Back in November I was at a social gathering for women and each person was asked to share their family Christmas traditions with the group. Thankfully there were several woman who…

Why we Need to Teach our Children About Gratitude

One of the great privileges of my life has been visiting orphanages in countries such as Russia, China, and South Africa.  Taking our children to see those little ones who…

Superior Wife Syndrome

On a recent Monday morning, I had turned on the Today Show to catch our local news and weather on the half hour.  As I listened from the kitchen I heard…

Mothers Need Naps, Too

For most of my life, I’ve been a high achiever. I’ve made goals and stuck to them. Things have not always worked out as I planned, but I don’t recall…

Mom-of-the-Year Award Up For Grabs

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. I don’t know about you, but if there was a mother-of-the-year award, I’d be out of the running. The day started out hectic….

Seasoned by Seasons

Today was just like most other days. Once we got home from school, my 4-year-old hit the floor running. Whew! In between trying to get dinner ready, and snacks for…

Sorry About That, My Child Really is “Special”

Have I ever mentioned that I am a speech-language pathologist? Before I got married, I worked with preschoolers with special needs. I had ideas about discipline: Keep the mental age…

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