As we lay in bed one night, my 2-year-old turned to me and said, “Jesus made me beautiful and all my friends love me.” In that moment, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. I automatically agreed with her, wrapped my arms around her and hugged her to sleep with my heart feeling […]
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Dear Mom, I am sorry to say that I am guilty of not truly seeing you while I was growing up. I was definitely not the easiest child — dramatic, fiery, and stubborn — in contrast to my soft-spoken, gentle and accommodating younger sister. Growing up I never understood how you were able to be so […]
Think being a teenager is hard? Try being a pre-teen. You still like kids’ toys, playing outside with your friends, building on MineCraft, and watching the Disney Channel. But you also like “cool” stuff like celebrities, pop music, YouTube, and iPhones. If you’re a girl, you’re probably playing with make-up, but Barbies are only sometimes […]
As women, we share stories, experiences and our very lives with one another in a beautiful sisterhood of camaraderie. When I became pregnant with my first child, I was naive, but so very excited. My friends and family showered me with love, support, and glowing stories of the joys of pregnancy and motherhood. They never […]
Moms… Let your children fall – yes, I mean this literally, and figuratively. I know that I may incite anger in saying this, but I need to say something. I get it, the real world is hard, and the initial instinct to protect and shield is all-encompassing, but you are not preparing them […]
It was at one this morning, cradling my coughing two-year-old, that I realized something. These moments are ever so fleeting. It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday business and difficulties and lose sight of that. His warm brow pressed up against my shoulder, his little arms curled around my neck; instead of […]
My kindergartner is eating the school lunchmeat. This wouldn’t be a problem except that I don’t consider it ethically defensible to eat factory-farmed meat, and I would bet my life that the cow my son is eating was not raised on what he calls a farm. But this post is not about the ethics of […]
I’m going to share a little secret with you. When I’m discouraged or having a hard day, this is what I do (okay, not always, but I try!). I look around to see how I can encourage someone else. I know what you’re thinking…. “But what about me, what about my problems?” Something happens when […]
Making sure our children feel special and loved is something we should focus on all year. Here are 10 simple ways to show them you care.
To the moon and back: it’s a good way to communicate the indescribable love of a parent for her child. Even if it doesn’t always look that way.