Moms of Littles

Where Are You Running?

Sometimes it seems like motherhood is a track-and-field event. We chase kids. We hurtle the conflicts life throws at us. We shot-put our bad attitudes out of our day (or…

Mom, Summertime Blues, and a Good Laugh

Ever had one of those days? The house has been flooded (twice) by a curious youngster with numerous rolls of toilet paper, the dog has turned shedding into an art…

Swimming Lessons

My youngest son does not have much fear.  He’s a leap before you look kind of guy.  When he was 2 years old and my oldest son was 4, I…

8 Practical Ways to Parent with Grace

“You look festive!” My friend looked over my golf-ball-sized silver hoops, turquoise tank, knit plum skirt. It was one of my more art teacher-ish outfits. She was right: I love…

“Surprise Ride!”

A Surprise ride Have you ever heard of a “Surprise Ride”? Here’s what you do: Moms, put your heads together with Dad (or if necessary, do it yourself). Sometime, whenever,…

Just Flush

“No sweetheart, you cannot take a picture of it.” Giant crocodile tears.  With great angst… “I will never see this poo-poo again!”  More loud, dramatic crying. My analytical side watches…

Living With Uncertainty

I imagine each one of us is living with some kind of uncertainty. Uncertainty over a job application, uncertainty about what medical tests will reveal, or how to handle a…

Gathering Shells and Knitting Hearts

As I walked along the beach my eyes were continually drawn to the ocean waves lapping against the shore.  I couldn’t help grinning as the incoming waves tickled my toes…

A Lesson on Compassion from Red Riding Hood

As soon as bed time approaches, little Kellus instantly runs up to mommy and daddy with his big brown eyes, ginormous smile and raised brows to ask, “Can you tell…

THE TALK … My Daughter’s Questions About …

Yesterday while getting ready for church, my daughter dropped one of  THOSE questions. “How do you keep from getting pregnant? Is that why people get divorced?” I looked in the…

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