Frustration

10 Ways to Avoid Mama Burnout (Part 1)

When our 5 kids were little I ran away. Well not exactly, but I do remember standing by the front door at the end of a horrible, rainy day of being cooped up with…

Tinkling in the Ocean – The Little Joys of Life

You know how you make spur of the moment decisions and then think better of it later?  Yeah, well, I let my 3-year-old tinkle in the ocean this summer.  The…

Birthday MOMents — Worst or Best Me?

Birthdays are a wonderful thing because they are a time of reflection. In the case of a child’s birthday, it is a time not only to reflect on your child…

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

“Mom, You’re Mad a Lot”

My son had just produced a wonderful drawing in red marker (his favorite color) of our family flying kites. (As a side note, I am loving this new era when…

Why Does My Son Drive Me Crazy?

Do you have one of those children who continually seems to be active? Talks constantly? Always has questions? Wants to know, “What are we going to do now?” Is full…

The Silly Solution to Angry Kids

I think it’s safe to say he was mad. The subject: making him do his homework. His take: You don’t want me to be happy! You don’t even want me…

Suitcase Idiosyncrasies

I have heard a fascinating statistic that is encouraging to me: “The majority of conflicts couples deal with, approximately 69 percent, are irresolvable and will be with a couple in one…

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…

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….

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