I have been quiet lately. I struggle with how much to share sometimes. While I am an open book, my family shouldn’t have to constantly fear what might end up in cyberspace. They are always supportive and encouraging, but now that my children are getting older, I also want to protect their privacy. My daughter… Read More A Simple Way To Help Strong Willed Kids Share Their Feelings
I’m sitting on my couch three days before Christmas. I’m queasy, exhausted, and my attitude is less than stellar. It’s been a hard six months. Really hard. Can you be miserable and thankful at the same time? Yeah, I think so – because I’m there. Sometimes though, it’s a battle between the two. Whichever one… Read More Before you kick this year to the curb…
I once wrote a blog that included the statement, “I feel things…” I went on to reflect on the fact that I’m intensely emotional…which I consider to be a GOOD thing…with some bad side effects. Do you ever feel out of control when you’re upset? Kids push you over the edge? Someone makes you so angry you… Read More Unglued
Since I can’t hold tightly to these years when my children are young, I’m going to try to enjoy each moment. The holidays can make that easy or difficult, depending on your expectations! We love to do fun things with the girls that don’t cost a lot of money or take a lot of prep.… Read More 7 Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Ideas
Do you feel ever empty by the time dinner time comes? No energy, no motivation? Earlier in the day do you, like me, have a million goals for the evening that inevitably get pushed to the next day after the sun begins to set? I mentioned in this post that I have been struggling in… Read More Mom Unplugged: Here’s what happened.
I started writing this post 3 weeks ago and just worked up the courage to share it today. Please keep my sweet firstborn in prayer when you think of her. How do you handle it when you’re going through a rough time? Do you share with everyone, rallying the troops behind you for support? Do… Read More Having Faith In The Storm: An Update On Us
I remember a developmental age when both of my kids started testing boundaries with telling lies. I’ll be honest (since this IS a post about telling the truth), I just can’t stand lying. When I caught one of my kids in a continuing bout of deception some time ago, my heart was broken. The situation… Read More One Thing You MUST Do If You Want To Raise Honest Kids
Our children are in two different schools this year and neither one of them have a bus to ride. This means that I’m doing a lot of running around in the mornings and there’s not a lot of time to waste. Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of difficult mornings, and even on… Read More 11 Simple Ways To Stay Sane On School Mornings
Bravery. Who comes to mind? Soldiers? Rescuers? Missionaries? Sky divers? Tight rope walkers? Race car drivers? ***** I remember the day my grandfather passed away years ago. I had never actually been present when someone passed into eternity and I was terrified – but I wanted to be with him. I have a clear memory of… Read More Becoming Brave – Showing your kids the true meaning of courage.