patience

Stepmoms: When Your Husband Hurts

“Laura, my husband is always so sad about his kids. They no longer come to visit, and they hardly ever call or connect with him unless they need money,” stepmom…

Fall is Here … and that Means Wardrobe Changes

I used to look forward to the first nip in the air, the first leaves on the ground, the first browning of the cactus (I grew up in the desert),…

Strong Willed Child Despair?

Sitting at the breakfast table with my Bible and Prayers of My Heart journal open, I prayed for patience; knowing that my two year old daughter, Lauren, would wake at…

Getting Out the Door without Running over My Children

There we are again, all buckled in and driving down the road. I’m at the wheel. My two girls are behind me strapped in their car seats. The music playing…

15 Steps to Take When You Feel Offended

Examine your heart. Be sure you are not going to the offender in anger, with an attitude of setting them straight. The goal must be to bring reconciliation, not revenge….

Problem Child

“I DON’T WANT TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!” He was doing that distinctive wiggle on his chair, and he’d been doing it for 10 minutes. Rather than another last-minute dash upstairs, I hefted his…

Could You Talk a Little Less?

My 3-year-old and I had the entire day to ourselves today and oh, the fun we had! First we had some fun doing some shopping, and as our routine goes…

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