intentional mothering

8 Ways to Be a Better Mom to Young Children

Make your relationship with the Lord your number one priority. If you’re too busy for God, you’re just plain too busy. Make time for the most important things. You won’t…

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…

Art Lessons … From My Daughter and Her Father

Sunday afternoons at my house have had some perks lately. They have found me on my back porch with a little 5-year-old who looks a lot like Shirley Temple at…

Battling the Joy Suckers of Motherhood

“Mom.” The insistent whisper pried my reluctant eyes open in the half-light of dawn that was slowly creeping across our bedroom. The view from my soft, welcoming pillow showed my…

Treasure the Moment in Your Heart

Motherhood has been called a thankless job. Diapers, meals, laundry, runny noses, homework — it’s true that there’s no end to the daily tasks and responsibilities of good old mom. And…

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