Our true dwelling place: Re-thinking what stability means in parenting

As I look through photos of raising our family on the road, I see nothing normal about it. Nothing screams abnormal like those first couple of years…


Power of a praying parent

I'm not sure how the Lord is leading you to pray for your children. But here's what happens.  Sometimes these prayers feel like a boomerang. And a…


Teaching kids about boundaries

Questions parents often ask (or maybe just wonder about):  How do I protect my child from all the “wolves in sheep’s clothing” in this world? How do…


Giving grace instead of advice

Keep the advice—I’ll take the sucker Sometimes mamas need help and advice. But all the time, they need grace.  Once upon a time, at Trader Joes, I…


Social media, screens, and the overindulgence of information

Christian parenting in the 21st century can seem daunting—trying to keep up with the advancing technology is nearly impossible. So the question…


Tough conversations with our kids

Well, here's the thing, from the time that our kids are old enough to carry on a conversation with us that doesn't just involve whether or not they…


From a college freshman to a high school freshman: 9 solid pieces of advice

The college domino effect started a few years ago in our house. With five kids, we knew it loomed on the horizon since the days when they were little…


Should I send my kid to private school?

Choosing which type of formal education for our children hasn’t been easy. As a teacher, the cons of the different systems have typically spoken the…


Why should I homeschool?

When others hear that we chose to switch from public school to homeschooling pre-COVID-19 (literally months before), I receive lots of questions.…