Working Mom

“Later, Honey.”

Okay, I just realized: when it comes to my kids, I have to seriously curtail my use of the word “later.” I’m quite sure that many moms fall into this…

Appreciate Your Pastor? Yes or No?

I have been hearing about many celebratory days recently. In the last couple of weeks, I have heard about National Pancake Day, National Doughnut Day, Cow Appreciation Day, and the…

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”

I’m a project person. I like lists to check off and gold stars (even if they are imagined) placed on my jobs that are well done. As an author I…

Where’s a Hole I Can Crawl In and Die When I Need One?

Okay. Every working mom knows what it feels like to juggle the extra pressure of looking and sounding “together” professionally while frantically juggling 12 kid-and-family things in the background. I do,…

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…

A Day In the Life of a Summertime Mom …

Ah, summer. The kids have lots of play dates, the days are long and beautiful, vacations are on the calendar … and every mom with any kind of a job is…

I’m Passionate About Teaching My Children . . . Service to Others

Last week my children and I were visiting the doctor in a questionable part of town. (This doctor believes in caring for inner-city kids, which I love!) We were in…

The Ultimate Work-Family Dilemma: When Prioritizing Someone Else’s Family Affects Yours

Anyone who has ever had to rely on others to get something important done at work, knows the guilty panic of realizing that your go-to person has something big going…

Let No Ivy Take Root

by Kim Chaffin Last night at Bible study we were talking about spiritual battle and a young mom in our group gave a great analogy of what can happen when we…

Pet Peeves and Providence – Even in a Scrunched Middle Seat

I really have to get better about recognizing that God will use anything, even frustrating inconveniences, for His purposes. I hate to admit it, but as a very frequent flyer…

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