When we moved our family from Hawaii to Utah, I did everything I could to emotionally prepare my children. However, during it all, I forgot to prepare myself.
The word “housework” is often corrected to “drudgery,” “whining,” “nagging,” and “necessary evil.” But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity in our homes. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes. Click below...
I’d always believed that Advent was about preparing for what lies ahead, pausing in winter darkness to welcome the light. But when we started to journey through the dark years of infertility, waiting took on a weightier meaning...[and] when I discovered the surprise, the total shock of new life fluttering deep within me, I caught...
The other day we were going to the store to buy garland for our banister. I wanted to make our home look homey and festive…so my children would feel the “holiday spirit” in our home. However, the children had other ideas in mind.
Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays -- and enjoy great sugestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
When you can’t speak the language, playgroup becomes a little complicated. And when playgroup adventures turn to disaster, there is nothing left to do but laugh!
Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.
Would you categorize yourself as a “to-do” mommy? Are you motivated to accomplish one more check mark on that never-ending to do list? Here are some ideas to help you add a bit of fun and spontaneity to life when your children want to Stop, Sit and PLAY!
I remember the first time I heard that inflammatory statement. I was a teenager attending a class with this title simply so I could prove the teacher wrong! Who did this guy think he was?! Teenagers know exactly what love is! Or at least we thought we did.
I can’t help but wonder what I am communicating when my family leaves the house. You see, my children dress themselves. Partly because that is one less thing I have to do for them, but mostly because they insist upon it. I have chosen not to fight that battle.
I definitely don't have all the answers. But I have been thinking hard about what I can do to live my life more fully. I think there are some small measures we can take every day to make sure we are not taking the important things in life for granted.
All moms need to feel like they can take a guilt-free break. Join Ginny Kubitz Moyer as she describes how her crazy journey to the ER taught her some very important lessons about health…and herself.