We’re working really hard, but it’s easy to keep our family as our focus. My job isn’t overly demanding, and my husband is at home with our kids all but 12 hours per week. Our children aren’t involved in a bunch of extra-curricular activities because they’re one and four years old. Right now, my children […]
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He spent hours learning the rules of the road, yet froze when it came to understanding which car had the right of way. He didn’t know how to handle it when an ambulance was approaching an intersection at the same time. Another time, he was so busy looking to the left on a right hand […]
It didn’t used to be this way. When I was a kid, road trips were a BLAST! We could lie down in the back without buckles. *Gasp!* And we went to sleep comfortably without restraints. The worst discomfort we had was the occasional sibling taking up too much room next to us.
As parents, we all want to make a positive impact on our children and do our best to raise them well. The single most valuable thing you can do today as a mom or dad is to share a meal with your child. Having regular meals together five to seven times per week is critical […]
I’ve learned that I don’t have to consume everything that’s put in front of me. I get to choose what I read and listen to. But more importantly, I get the opportunity to make the time to learn more about how to do this work that I’ve chosen, and how to do it well.
Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]
I’ve learned that it means I gave up one title for a dozen others, but anything that’s worth having requires work. I am blessed with the opportunity to be at home with my children, and watch them grow up.
This is the time of year that I love to climb into bed with a good book. Cool evenings are perfect for curling up under soft sheets and sipping a cup of tea while I read. Here is what has been on my nightstand. Your Teenager is Not Crazy By Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark. […]
My girl was four years old, and it was her first spring season of soccer. She had been watching her older sister play for a year, and so she was excited to now show off her own skills on the sports field. But When We Arrived… At least she said she was excited, but when […]
Consider taking the shortest path to bedtime. The maze of dinner eating, bath taking, tooth brushing, hair combing and story reading can be overwhelming on even the happiest of days. This may be a good evening to let my son skip a bath or not wash his hair. If it won’t make a difference tomorrow, […]