Hope for Parents of Middle Schoolers

Hope for Parents of Middle Schoolers

“To Him who is able to do immeasurable more than we can ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 This verse has been my mainstay in recent weeks. I’m praying it, declaring it, believing it. I wish I believed in the power of God...
20 Survival Tips for Parenting Independence

20 Survival Tips for Parenting Independence

I woke in the middle of the night and looked at my phone. No text. I checked again. Only Twitter, Instagram 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,...
50 Things I’m Glad I Did Raising Boys

50 Things I’m Glad I Did Raising Boys

My oldest son is leaving for his senior year in college and Boy #2 is starting his first year at the university.  It’s challenge raising a man in today’s culture. The standards of his world are different than they were for his dad and granddads.  But certain...
Instagram Mom, Please Stop

Instagram Mom, Please Stop

I came across this beautiful photo (of which I’ve cropped) on my Instagram feed last night. It’s beautiful. Everything is propped and proportioned so meticulously. The colors are beautiful and the caption is great.  But it broke my heart. Actually, the...
Middle Schoolers and Social Media

Middle Schoolers and Social Media

Social media and the internet are part of every child’s world.  It’s common for middle schoolers to have access to harmful online content by the touch of a finger during any part of the day. Each year middle school students I work with have problems with peers over...

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