Day 20 – You Can Be A Team Player!

I recall a time early on in our marriage when my hubs and I were having a heated discussion. We couldn’t agree on the best parenting approach with our young kiddos. Let me paint the picture…Kids are screaming. You’re exhausted. Bad cop wants to do one thing. Good cop has a different idea. It was at one…

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Hey Mom, You Don’t Have to be Perfect!

  We drove up to school and as I glanced back through my rear view window, I noticed that his shirt is splattered with ketchup. My son. He loves ketchup. Red. Messy gunk. Smeared everywhere. It is considered a household staple. We eat it at breakfast. We eat it at lunch. And for afternoon snack…

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How to Discipline Your Child from a Christian Perspective

Discipline is not my forte, but I know it is a responsibility given to me by God. Of course, I wish my kids would behave perfectly! But we live in a messed up world with messed up people—and I’m messy, too.

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When it’s a Two-Cup Coffee Kind of Day

We often measure our sense of self-worth on our accomplishments. Ugh. I still do it to this day.

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How to Handle the Mixed Emotions of Going Back to School

School is starting and I find myself wrestling with a mixed bag of emotions. There is a part of me that is doing internal flip-flops for joy. With four kids ranging in age from three to eighteen, I have been yearning for a moment of sanity. A moment to catch my breath. sigh. A moment without all…

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Is the Word “MOM” Old-Fashioned?

This post will not be popular. At least, I don’t think it will. However, with Mother’s Day right around the corner, my mind has been preoccupied with, “What Does it Mean to be a Mother?” In my lifetime, I have watched the identity of a mom shift dramatically. The days of Leave it to Beaver…

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