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...
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...
Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

I’m the mom of a high school senior. For the fourth time. My last time. Being an experienced parent doesn’t lessen the emotions that come from reading a simple letter from the high school listing the end of year graduation activities. A letter that makes you cry...

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