The practice of giving thanks at all times

The practice of giving thanks at all times

I grew up with the saying, “practice makes perfect.” As I raised my children, this phrase evolved into “practice makes progress.” I guess the shift…


Mothering by faith—not fear

Mothering by faith—not fear

There’s nothing like the moment you first hold your baby. As you caress their tiny fingers and count their tiny toes, a holy awe settles around you.…


Overcoming fear in our parenting

Overcoming fear in our parenting

Our imagination can be used against us Perhaps you can relate to my vivid imagination when it comes to fear? I read Scarlet Hiltibidal’s Afraid of…


‘Meet them with Jesus’: Responding Biblically to Our Kids’ Problems

When people ask me what’s the best parenting advice I’ve been given, I never know what to say because I have the amazing privilege of hearing so…


Super Heroes and Scaredy Squirrels

In my mind, I really do want to be Wonder Woman—the greatest superheroine ever.  As a young girl, I was enamored by Lynda Carter with all……


The Certain Uncertainty of Pregnancy

It’s been the strangest thing really, trying to prepare for something you could never really be prepared for. You can deep clean, buy everything…


9 Books to Prepare You and Your Child for Middle School

My family embarked on the middle school adventure last year with some trepidation. We were already riding the emotional roller coaster of adolescence…


I’m Scared to Hold a Baby

Few things in life scare me as much as holding another person’s child. I know that sounds weird, but allow me the opportunity to unpack my emotions…


Expecting Good During Pregnancy

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” ~Psalm 23:6 On June 19, 2015,…