3 Ways to Deal With the Unexpected

3 Ways to Deal With the Unexpected

No matter how much we plan and prepare, life drops the unexpected in our laps every day. This week brought our family the surprise of icy weather and school cancellations—who knew we’d spend a couple days hanging out with the kids in their pj’s? Anna was blindsided by...
How to Cut Your Kids’ Stress Through the Holidays

How to Cut Your Kids’ Stress Through the Holidays

Christmas is a kid’s dream come true. They can’t wait for a vacation from school, visits with friends and family, toys and presents, and every kind of treat they can imagine. Yet for all the fun and excitement, the holidays can stress them out and wear them down. Here...
Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Lord, As my children fill backpacks, lockers, and lunch boxes, their minds are filled with worries too. Will I make new friends? What if I embarrass myself in class? Will my teachers like me? How much homework will I deal with? Will I get good grades? Am I brave...
Living Within My Limits as a Mom

Living Within My Limits as a Mom

Years ago as a young mom of a preschooler and toddler, my neighbor-friend-role model was a big deal in my life. Gloria mothered five kids with patience and humor. Her door was always open to share a cold Coke and conversation. Her kids loved and liked each other and...