Popsicles and Smiles

Before I can shut my eyes and fully retreat, there is a tug on my arm, “Mom, remember when we had popsicles, just the other day.” And...

Say It Like You Mean It

Mothers, please start using your stern voices. And believe me when I say this, your child is smart…oh, you knew that already. So, then...

The Fort

Grown ups must speak from outside, pass through snacks, crawl down low to whisper love. It’s not that grown ups aren’t allowed, in fact...

On Marriage and Big Hearts

“I can’t marry my brother, can I.” She is sure on this matter and I have to nod my head in acknowledgement of this fact. “But you can...

Religion Examined

Just recently I realized that when teaching my children about Christianity, I have been laying out fundamental beliefs. I have been...

The Winning Side

Today I was once again tested by my five year old. While driving from one place to another today, we had 30 minutes in which to enjoy...

Conviction on Conviction

The only thing we, as parents, really have to offer our children is consistency and conviction. They are an inseparable combination. If...

Giraffes and Inches

My husband made a giraffe growth chart for the kids before our son was even a year old. I looked at it expectantly, knowing that someday...

Storytime For Life

Depending on who is designated story reader for the night, the stories range from adventurous knights to flitting fairies and everything...

I’m Proud of You

And even though you said there would be magic at this party, and games of course, it wasn’t even the most magical thing you did today....

On The Outside

I do not want my children to be normal. It’s true. And if you were to ask me about it I would defend my position vehemently and without...

A Memory, A Whisper

My daughter, too, has grown. Her legs stretch a little farther down the length of the bed. I see a small foot poking out over the side....

Look, It’s Another Sunset

We live in a fast paced world…I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before. It’s a world of weekend parenting. A world of five minute...