Archives for September 2012

My Book is Done!!!!!

Some of the titles featured in Story Mama. *** Have you made the common mistake of thinking children's stories are for children? Most adults have. But don't feel bad because the secret has only recently been discovered: Children's stories are really parenting manuals in disguise. Shhh... Yeah, yeah, the people who wrote these stories may not admit it, but it's true: There's a wealth of wisdom tucked into those half-eaten books cluttering your shelves. All you need is a guide, a treasure map … [Read more...]

Do You Like Your Kids?

 1/2 of the likables *** Just one car is parked against the curb when I see her. The school bell has just rung and out she comes, pushing a stroller at breakneck speed. A tiny blond boy runs fifteen feet behind her, trying to catch up. Without looking behind her even once, she crosses the parking lot exit as her little one runs in the path of potentially exiting cars, still trying to catch her. 'Mommy, mommy!' he cries, running, tripping but not quite falling. It's not until they reach the car … [Read more...]

When You’re Feeling Stuck in the Past…

"Paul tells us this life is like a race...We cannot run our race if we are weighted down by our past. My anger over my losses was like a millstone around my neck. It slowed me to a standstill, especially as I grew older. It was only through yielding and looking ahead that the ropes on which those millstones hung were severed. Finally I was free. How I wish I had made these choices earlier...[God is] not intimidated or limited by our prison walls. We might be, but He's not. He marches right into … [Read more...]

Is the Fear of Throwing Up Ruining Your Life?

I hate throwing up more than anything in the world. It's hands-down my biggest fear, something I have long battled.And I'm not alone, it appears. Last week my daughter sent me a link to an article that said the secret to not throwing up was drinking lots of grape juice. The enlightening part of the article was not the grape juice part (although, believe me, I tucked that gem away), but the comments following. Woman after woman confessed that they, like the author of the article, also had a … [Read more...]

Something To Remember

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."  ~William Thackeray (Photo credit to June Etta Photography) … [Read more...]