My sweet, darling baby boy has recently learned the words "NO!" and "UUGH!" and "MINE!" To his credit, he applies them appropriately. Just at inappropriate times. So, after going through this phase multiple times, here's what I've discovered.
Sumitha Bhandarkar, of the website A Fine Parent, wrote a brilliant article with concrete, doable ideas on how to control our tempers.
For a teenager, its just not “cool” to ask mommy for a hug when you’re sad, or to demand attention for a job well done by incessantly chanting, “look, look, look mommy, look!” (Which works, right?) So, how do we show teenagers love in a way they can receive?
Creating a marriage that leaves you feeling twitterpated at the end of each day doesn't happen automatically--especially when you have children, but here are seven ideas that have helped me to savor the opportunity I have to live with my Prince Charming!
Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
The word "housework" is often corrected to "drudgery," "whining," and "necessary evil." But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes.
The other day, my three-year-old, Spencer, asked if we could get out the Playdoh. In my mind, I was screaming, "NO! It will end up all over the kitchen. As I was about to verbalize these feelings, however, I thought a little deeper.
I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years is that there’s an amazingly powerful process that helps me...
Last year for Christmas, while I was focused on finding the perfect presents for each of my children, God used my one-year-old to show me what I needed for Christmas, too.
I think having a totally stress-free holiday as The Mother is completely unrealistic. I don’t expect perfection, but these are a few of the strategies I’m going to employ over the next few days so that I can experience as little stress as possible on the big day.
As a mom, you have the opportunity to see the sparkle in your children’s eyes, so be deliberate in what you want to accomplish this season. Don’t be so overwhelmed and overscheduled that you miss it.
A Ryder moving van, a Wheel of Fortune, a torched Hot Wheels car: what decorates your Christmas tree? It’s the treasured little things that bring us together for the holidays, and author Kim Hall shares how they have made “Story Ornaments” a beloved family tradition.