Asking tough questions
September 11, 2014
Dennis Mansfield encourages parents to start asking tough questions when it comes to their kids and drugs.
August 21, 2014
A blessing to send your kids back to school.
August 7, 2014
What do you hope to accomplish as a parent?
July 31, 2014
When I first laid eyes on my newborn son, I didn’t know that motherhood would impair my vision. On that day when I drank deep the sight of him, all wet and wiggly and wonderful, I had no idea that I’d be prone to blindness. When I lost myself in his baby blues, my labor-weary body ravished by awe, I couldn’t have…
July 17, 2014
Enforcing boundaries with your kids can be difficult, especially when you have a strong-willed child.
July 10, 2014
Sound familiar! How can this be? There are so many things to do as kids, the sky is the limit! I remember always being busy as a kid, whether it was playing inside or out! And no, video games and TV does not count Yesterday was one of those perfect summer days…sunny, gentle breeze, and 80! A day that you make it mandatory…
July 1, 2014
Jonathan McKee shared 3 ways to start solid, deep conversations with your teens.
June 12, 2014
Long before I had children, a friend of mine was hospitalized with an infection in her finger. She required IV antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading all over her body, and she had to spend days in the hospital. It sounded awful, but when asked about it, her only comment was, “It was a nice break from the kids.”…
May 1, 2014
Recently I learned of a 36 year-old mom in our neighborhood who died. Unexpectedly. Her family is emptied. Earlier this year I lost my grandpa and uncle in close, unexpected succession. One week a part. My 4 year old poked my grandpa’s cheek as she tried to understand how he could be there in the casket, but so utterly not there. That…
April 24, 2014
Recently, we had some friends over for dinner. They came with their clan that mixed with our clan and a glorious time was had by all…until one of the boys decided to send a chair down the stairs with our little angel on it. She survived without being battered or bruised, and his parents took him to task for his carelessness. As I…