Encouragement

43 Wonders Moms Long to Relive

If you are a mom of littles – I know you are weary. But I wonder if you might, for just a MOMent, imagine what it will be like when…

Are Special Needs Real?

“There’s no such thing as special needs children. All children are special, and they all have needs.” I stared at the screen, re-reading the statement above in an online forum….

Eavesdropping: Six Tips for Becoming a Masterful Mom

I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop. I really wasn’t. But this mom of two young boys was shopping in the same Home Goods section as me, and have you noticed how…

Perspective Matters

Recently my grandson Fitz exploded into tears because his mother asked him to hold his brother’s hand for a photo. He did not want to hold his brother’s hand! A…

31 Really-Think-About-It Questions to Boost Your Parenting

Feeling passionate about parenting? If you’d genuinely like a shot in the arm for your parenting, perhaps these questions can get you started. But remember (overachievers beware!): Their effectiveness is…

Get on the Boat!

Noah’s wife got on the boat! Think about it. Noah’s wife got on the boat! Marriage is a crazy commitment. God often asks husbands or wives to do something that…

Teaching Kids to Care for Siblings: One Clue

I don’t think I’ve ever known a mom with several children who has not struggled with sibling rivalry. Sibling rivalry is simply a given in a home with children. Sometimes…

Moms Need Encouragement

The other day Eldest and I had a wonderful mother-daughter date … until the drive home. Somehow, reflection on a movie shifted into an argument about laundry, which ended in…

You’ve Got the Wrong Mom

“You’ve got the wrong Buzz! You’ve got the wrong Buzz! YOU’VE – GOT – THE – WRONG – BUZZ!” I picture Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2, stuck in a…

Public School Mission Field

My mom, a public school teacher, often declared “I’m the only Jesus many of these children ever see.”  And she would remind my siblings and me that we were representing…

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