FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 16

Maybe it’s cultural, maybe it’s generational, but my parents were never ones to apologize to their children. They did what they did, said what they said, and if they ever regretted any of it, none of us kids will ever know. Hmpf, that must be nice. But that bothered me as a kid—long before I … Continue reading FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 16

He Who Finds a Wife Finds a Good Thing

 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22 I thought about this recently while preparing for this school year. And man, my husband has it good!   Role Call My husband is the head of our household, for sure. But I'm the: neck that supports him … Continue reading He Who Finds a Wife Finds a Good Thing

Overscheduled Kids, Stressed Parents? There Is a Better Way.

My husband and I are peculiar parents by today’s standards. We don’t put our children in a million activities and then shuttle them from place to place all week. We love our kids, just as I’m sure the parents who run their children everywhere. We just have a unique perspective, which I’ve shared previously. NOW WHAT? … Continue reading Overscheduled Kids, Stressed Parents? There Is a Better Way.

Raising Teenagers Feels a Lot like Beat the Clock (Part 2)

IN Part 1, I shared about my oldest turning 14, feeling the pressure of time running out, and wondering if I've done right by him.   I left off with a sobering revelation. Now we pick back up with the original question. The one we moms dwell on. Have I been a good mom? I … Continue reading Raising Teenagers Feels a Lot like Beat the Clock (Part 2)

What to Believe When Your “Mommy to the Rescue” Routine Doesn’t Work

MOM is not synonymous with Savior. I know it's hard to accept the limits of our important role in our children's lives. We hate seeing them hurt and want to rescue them from as much of it as we can. As it was for the woman who watched her miracle child die in arms when … Continue reading What to Believe When Your “Mommy to the Rescue” Routine Doesn’t Work