Crossing the Bridge to a Strong Empty Nest

Crossing the Bridge to a Strong Empty Nest

In April, our youngest of four children graduated from college. He was a brand-new dad, with a child born to his wife six weeks before. That graduation day, more so than his wedding day or the birth of his son, was a mile marker for me as a mom who started releasing...
20 Truths about Your Kids Growing Up

20 Truths about Your Kids Growing Up

I checked my phone in the middle of the night. There were only social media and email notifications. Not what I was looking for. What I was looking for was a “Thanks, Mom, I love you,” or at least an “I love you, too” from my older kids no...
Caught Between Tired and Tears

Caught Between Tired and Tears

The man remarked on my overflowing grocery cart. I carefully maneuvered to the checkout line, hoping something wouldn’t fall off. “I used to do this every week,” I replied matter-of-factly. I’m still thankful I get to grocery shop alone,...
5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

I fell into bed at night, feeling like my head was pinned against a wall and there was no way out. The next day would be the same—up at 5:30 am, get the babysitter, get the kids to school, teach high schoolers, rush to a volleyball game, help kids with homework, get...
Why Your Shouldn’t Baby Your Kids

Why Your Shouldn’t Baby Your Kids

“Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial” I Corinthians 10:23 “You let us figure things out on our own. You didn’t baby us” my nineteen year-old responded when I asked him what things his dad and I did “right” in parenting him and his siblings. My...

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