Picky Eating Runs In The Family

In my family we don’t call it being picky, we call it enjoying our options.  As a child I would watch as my mother would order her...

Learning to Fly

My sister went away for the first time her freshman year in College, flew away on a big airplane all the way to England.  She was so...

Play With Your Food

I’m glad he said these words.  I needed to hear them.  Even though I lived with him and saw him working in our kitchen and in a...

God Loves Us and That’s All

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the...

Sing Out Loud and Don’t Ignore People

My daughter sings her own songs.  And she talks to herself.  As she passes me in the hallway I hear her mumbling and think she might be...

Oops, I mentioned Religion and Politics

Every day I wake up and I try teach my children to live their lives centered in Christ.  I want them to make decisions based on what we...

Funny Faces For Family

My kids giggle and make faces.  They hop around and hang upside down.  All of this just to get a smile from their four month old cousin....

Lifestyle Choices as Saintliness

Ok, your whole family is now gluten free and you are also cutting back on refined sugar.  I just met you and you tell me that you don’t...

Traveling with Kids is the Adventure

My children are adept travelers even at such young ages.  They have been on airplanes and trains and every other mode of transportation...

Lessons from Nature

We notice the sunshine after it has been gone all night or after a storm has hidden its beauty for too long.  Sunshine is what we take...

The Anti Valentine or Love Anytime

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  You probably thought I should have written a love poem or an Ode to my husband on that day dedicated to...

On Miracles and Peace

This is what children have that we lose as adults, total Faith.  See, while reading a bedtime story to my son, while telling him about a...

Love To Heal The Brokeness

This is what we need, to fill our our children with love, breathe it into them so that it overflows.  We need them to feel so intensely...

An Indescribable Quality

My son’s gifts are quantifiable.  I can tick them off on my fingers.  I often speak of them to others, as in, today my son mastered this...

Life Changes (You)

I think at any given time, we are surrounded by people, whether they be close friends, acquaintances, family members, or even ourselves,...

Little Friends – Part 2 (Consequences)

Tonight my sweet boy, the child that left my safe and warm womb six years ago, is going to bed without dinner for the first time in his...

Little Friends Shed A Few Tears

Instead, I was standing, hands on my hips telling a six year old girl that in the future she should probably not climb onto a chair then...

Santa is a big heartbreaker!

We maintain the right for any other child to believe in Santa.  I lecture the children almost daily during the Christmas season about not...