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...
Caught Between Tired and Tears

Caught Between Tired and Tears

The man made a remark about 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...
7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

My family and I recently returned from a mission trip in Monterrey, Mexico, where our daughter, Jenna, is a full time missionary. She went on a mission trip her junior year in high school and spent Christmas Day at an orphanage in Mexico. When I read her senior...

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