Mom and Daughter Date Ideas!

One thing my daughter always asks for is time spent specifically with her. Having both my children with a big gap between them (6 years), dates alone with her are few and far between. Catering to her now 5-year-old brother has been what seems like a full-time job. Unfortunately this leaves my daughter at the […]

See How Mom of Son With Dwarfism Defeats Mundane Days

“Honey, let me get the door.” As I open the door of the church, sunlight floods the atrium. My husband glides Samuel’s stroller past me to the open double doors at the entrance of the sanctuary. In the last row, the pew offers just enough space for Samuel’s bouncer. Looking into the back, I’m delighted […]

Then There Is Also Childlike Forgiveness

My thoughts: My own daughters’ complete unhesitating ability to forgive someone who has sinned against her is such an inspiration to me. We are called to have childlike faith and in that I believe we are to forgive like a child, too. Of course, many offenses require us to be healed by God but we should […]

Motherhood―A Thankless Job!

This morning I had to pull myself out of the daze of Spring Break and admit it was time to plug back into my routine. I did the best I could to prepare the night before: I cleaned my room, I made sure my daughter’s favorite dress was in the wash for tomorrow, and I […]

Mom’s Night! Ideas & Encouragement

   I don’t know about you, but time away makes me a better person, ready to take on anything God hands me. time away is vital for a mom, to refresh and regenerate in the mom she is called to be. For the longest time, I had trouble taking time for me without feeling guilty. […]

Phenomenal Ways to Prepare for Being a Mommy

When you’re preparing to become a mommy, it’s one of the most exciting and joyful times in your life. You’re carrying a child inside you and pretty soon you’ll give birth to your very own son or daughter. But it can also be an overwhelming time for a lot of mothers. It’s difficult to know […]

When Your Kids Talk Back

Sass Back talk Sauce Cheek Lip Guff Depending on where you live, one of the above mentioned words is commonly used to describe the disrespectful rebuttal kids give their parents from time to time. No matter how cute the kid―or the word you use―is, back-talk is not a desired attribute. My oldest child is very articulate. […]

A Mother’s Guide to Sanity

As a mom, each changing season of my children’s metamorphosis to adulthood comes with challenges and growth. It would be one thing if each child had the same challenge preparing me for another child’s transition but it simply doesn’t work that way.  Each child, a different story, a different person, a different challenge presenting a […]

Learning to Trust God with Your Kids

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” Psalm 37:23-24 One of the hardest things for me as a mom is realizing that while I’ll always be called mom, there comes a […]

Where to Draw the Line: Kids and Media

Ohh to travel back in time to the days before the World Wide Web and Social Media! I was in high school when computers were making their début and I can honestly say no one could foresee the depths nor the implications technology would have in life today nor the battles we as parents would […]

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