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September 17, 2018
For the MAMA Who is Having a ROUGH DAY
Sweet Mama, are you having a rough day? If we are all being honest, every...
August 28, 2018
The Ongoing Parental Debate: What freedoms/responsibilities are age-appropriate for our kids?
I was watching Today one morning, and one story in particular caught my attention. Apparently, a...
January 26, 2018
15 (Funny, yet Serious) Warning Signs that Mom Desperately Needs a Break
Being a mom is an amazing, but it takes nearly every ounce of our being--emotionally,...
January 14, 2018
3 BIG Reasons to Kiss Your Spouse in Front of Your Kids
One day while my kids and some neighbor kids were playing in the kitchen and...
December 02, 2017
When Motherhood is KILLING your Marriage
I LOVE being a mom. It is one of the greatest blessings in my life....
September 10, 2017
6 Encouraging and Equipping Bible Verses for Moms
Being a mother is one of the greatest blessings from God. But, it's far from...
September 06, 2017
1 Story and 3 Bible Verses for the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Losing Her Mind (and Patience) With Her Kids
Have you ever lost your ever-lovin' mind in the presence of your kids because of...
August 22, 2017
When My Son Planned our Whole Mother-Son Date Night, I Found THIS
"So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying...
August 03, 2017
The Newest Trend in Kids Birthday Parties Could Change the World for the BETTER
Birthdays are awesome. And, birthday parties are even better, right? Well...not always when it comes...
July 30, 2017
Which Season of Parenthood is HARDEST on Your Marriage (and How Can You Overcome It)?
Marriage is hard. Parenthood is hard. And, any of us who have done BOTH for...
July 19, 2017
10 Questions that Every Mom Has Asked Herself
Being a mom is awesome, but man, it is hard! We want to be the...
July 08, 2017
20 Tell-tale Signs that MOM Could Use a BREAK
Being a mom often means taking care of everyone else EXCEPT yourself. It is a...
June 26, 2017
5 Lessons Your Kids Learn Every Time You and Your Spouse DISAGREE
A few months ago, a friend of mine was telling me about her experience as...
April 25, 2017
5 GREAT BOOKS that Will Make You a Better Parent AND Ease Your Mind
Whenever I feel like I am struggling as a parent (which is A LOT, to...
January 10, 2017
When You’re MARRIED WITH CHILDREN
Dave and I have been married for fifteen years, and we have an amazing marriage....
December 15, 2016
Research Says Roughhousing With Dad Leads to Happier and Healthier Kids, and Here’s Why
My kids LOVE to roughhouse with my husband, Dave. In fact, all the neighborhood kids...
November 30, 2016
When You’re Struggling to Connect with your Child
When our kids our born, we feel a strong connection to them almost instantly. But,...
November 27, 2016
5 Practical Steps for Moms when dealing with MEAN GIRLS
I heard a great podcast about bullying recently, and it talked a lot about the infamous "mean...
November 13, 2016
5 Things that You Should STOP WAITING FOR in Your Marriage
It's great to have things to look forward to in our marriage. But, there are...
October 27, 2016
When a Son Loves and Respects His Mother
I've written blogs on how a husband and wife are supposed to leave their homes...
October 12, 2016
Hope for Parents who Pretty Much HATE BEDTIME and Other Stressful Parenting Moments
Every night, my husband, Dave, and I go into our kids' bedtime routine with high hopes...
October 11, 2016
What I Want My Sons to Know about “LOCKER ROOM TALK”
This is not a political post. It is a personal one. Like many of you,...
September 08, 2016
When QUITTING is the BEST THING for Your Child
Generally speaking, I don't like quitting things that I've started, and I teach my kids...
September 07, 2016
When You Feel Like You Can’t Be a GOOD WIFE and a GOOD MOM at the SAME TIME
I recently shared a Facebook Live Video about one of the biggest hurdles that most married...
August 22, 2016
There’s Just Something about “Daddy”…
The word "Daddy" instantly gives us a feeling. For some, we can only think of...
August 10, 2016
5 Ways Parents Unknowingly RAISE A BULLY and How to Stop It
With a new school year upon us, it's important that we talk to our kids...
August 02, 2016
7 Things MOMS OF BOYS Probably Say Every Day
Raising kids is a amazing adventure. Whether we have boys or girls--or both--each gender group...
June 09, 2016
4 Ways to Survive (and Possibly Thrive) on a Summer Vacation with Kids
Taking a vacation with our kids is a blessing, but it also comes with A...
June 03, 2016
The Key to Raising a Kid with GOOD CHARACTER
I watched a fascinating TED Talk recently by parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa. In her talk,...
May 10, 2016
To the EXHAUSTED MOM
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