My husband and I stared at each other across the kitchen counter. Two of our children played in the background as I shared what the teacher had told me at school about our oldest. “What in the world are we going to do about this?” he asked. “Don’t worry, I said, “I have a… Read More Review: “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk”-A Plan for Better Parenting
“Mommy, I don’t want to die.” My then 6-year-old son said these words to me as we were driving through the hills of Ohio last spring. Gulp. I don’t want him to die either. I worked as a hospice nurse for 5 years but it doesn’t mean I always know how to talk about… Read More Update Teaching Children Hymns: “Low in the Ground He Lay”
“He is Risen!” We only imagine the overwhelming joy that filled the women’s hearts as they internalized these words. Yet, as generations before us have done, we realize that the joy was not theirs alone. Because He has risen, we have hope of future life, just as certain as the stench of the corpses that… Read More Christ the Lord is Risen Today, hymn for children
My dad was driving home from work one evening when his car “took off like a rocket.” He threw the car, an economical VW Rabbit, into lower gear, but it continued to speed up. Dodging other drivers he turned the car off and cruised to the edge of the highway. After clearing his mind, he… Read More Goals April 2017
A few months ago I came across a story in my Facebook feed was written to give mothers like me ALL THE FEELINGS. Told from the point of view of an older mother, she watches the young mother care for her children at Chick-fil-A. As the mother gets her food ready and the children… Read More Why I am Reading “Codependent No More” and Why You Should Too.
I was scared to go, but I was more scared to stay home another day.… Read More What moms of young children need
The rising enthusiasm of January has given way to the trotting pace of February. It’s time to take a quick peak at what progress we’re making toward our goals, and adjust our course.… Read More Goals February 2017
In that moment, I was aware of Someone beyond my senses.
From the missionaries I learned to make authentic green tea and the practice they called Testimony Writing.
… Read More Losing Weight
I allowed my weary limbs to sink into the soft mattress, and wondered how I could have worked so hard all day, and have nothing to show for it.… Read More The secret to accomplishing your goals for 2017