Authenticity Anyone?

The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships.…


‘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…


These Are Some Good Times

Trace Adkins has a popular song titled “You’re Gonna Miss This.” It talks about wishing away certain things in life that actually end up being the…


Dear August Mom,

I feel you. It happens to all of us at least once or twice over the years. There are plenty of feel-good summer articles flooding our social media,…


To My Third Child: I’m Sorry, Not Sorry

As I watch you dressing up the dog to play superhero with you (again), I think an apology might be in order.  So, here it goes:  I’m…


Protected or Prepared?

Should we protect our kids from the news of a mass shooting or prepare them for the possibility? Most schools have implemented a plan and will…


Kids: Do They Grow Up Fast?

How many times have you heard older women say, “Enjoy your children each day. They grow up so quickly.” Meanwhile you have multiple carpools, sports…


From Bad Hair to Brokenness: Pointing Our Kids to God

Happy Summer! I hope you’re enjoying some fun-filled summer days with your kids. Please take a minute to read this article (published a few years…


Something worth stewing over

Something Worth Stewing Over

Happy March! I hope you’re thawing out a bit after what seems to have been the eternal polar vortex.  My family is currently enjoying…