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...
Handling Mom Pain on Mother’s Day

Handling Mom Pain on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be hard amidst the flowers and cards. A day that’s supposed to be filled with happiness and joy may be full of grief, sadness, and loss. I’m going to call this unique hurt Mom Pain. Mom pain isn’t widely discussed. Facebook or...
Presidential Leadership Begins at Home

Presidential Leadership Begins at Home

“As the leader goes, so goes the nation”– a familiar saying I was reminded of while teaching a junior high Sunday School class. We were discussing good leadership during a lesson on Moses. I was honored to be among a wise group of kids. The compiled list of...
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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