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January 07, 2015
Why I Never Wanted Pets but Got One Anyway
I never wanted pets, never grew up with pets, yet now I have one. Here's...
November 19, 2014
Stubborn Releasing: Walking with My Kid through the Desert
My daughter's going through very bad times, yet God calls me to release her.
June 02, 2014
Wisdom through the Ages: Family Advice for the High School Grad
My daughter graduated from high school and 3 generations of our family tried to give...
May 29, 2014
Primping for Prom
My daughter's been working on prom for months now and I'm exhausted!
May 21, 2014
Last Wednesday Night: Parenting in Calculus, Crisis and Noxious Gas
My almost 18 year old had a meltdown over calculus and I couldn't do anything...
May 15, 2014
Kids & Core Sins
My child asked me to identify their core sin and didn't like the answer.
May 09, 2014
Put Down That Phone!
In a time when we're all tempted to hide behind technology rather than engage with...
February 05, 2014
Snow Day Tale
My husband insisted we buy a snowblower so we could help our 80 year old...
January 22, 2014
What Cheerios and Kids Can Teach Us About Race
Cheerios ran a commercial with a biracial family that generated so many racist comments they...
October 30, 2013
Halloween No More (And a Recipe for Sweet Potato Cake)
My kids are too old for trick-or-treating. I'm mourning the passing of an age.
October 23, 2013
Why My Kids and I Hate “Chinese Food”
The youtube hit "Chinese Food" struck a bad chord in my kids. Here's why.
October 16, 2013
Do Colleges Want My Kid? Or Just Her Application?
Colleges are recruiting my daughter like crazy, but I don't think they really want her--just...
October 02, 2013
Teaching Our Kids to Talk
Our kids talked all over each other, so we decided some parental rules on conversation...
September 25, 2013
What does it look like to be faithful when you also have an addiction to...
September 18, 2013
I Sent My Daughter to Spain. . .and She Survived
I worried about sending my 17 year old daughter to Spain for the summer. ....
September 04, 2013
Why Not Just Breastfeed in Private?
Asked not to breastfeed in public, this mom argues back
June 26, 2013
Teaching our Kids to Swim
A kid almost drowned in my pool last week--reinforcing my passion that we must teach...
May 22, 2013
Why I Want My Kids to “Party” More
I want my kids to party more than they do--here's my plan
April 10, 2013
Speak no Evil?
My kids hear me let out the occasional four-letter word, here's why I don't feel...
April 05, 2013
Run Baby Run
I passed down the "hate to exercise" gene to my kids--but have tried to get...
April 03, 2013
How to Make a Barbie Princess Cake
How to make a Barbie princess cake for your little princess, feminist convictions be damned.
March 27, 2013
My Kids are Rotten, Just Like Me
Like the Grinch, I can't take the noise and chaos of siblings bickering, especially when...
March 16, 2013
The Sibling Battle
I find that my kids respond to one another in similar ways that I respond...
February 27, 2013
Confessions of a Tiger Mom Failure
Several weeks ago, Ling and I attended our first college application orientation at her high...
February 15, 2013
What I’ll Never Write About (But Sure Wish I Could)
I’m 3 months and 14 days away from mothering 3 official teenagers. Scary. In 3...
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