Three Reasons Why I am a “Judgy Mom” and Three Ways to Stop

This is embarrassing, but I’m just going to say it. I judge people.  I know it isn’t culturally acceptable. I know it isn’t trending on Twitter.…


Lessons I’m (Still) Learning from My Mom: COVID-19 Edition

I recently had a chance to spend some extra quality time with my mom. Yes, amid the coronavirus quarantine, my little family has had the bonus of a…


When I am tempted to despise the season

I hugged my eight-year-old daughter close as tears streamed down her face. Her sister’s sudden outburst had hurt her feelings, and she needed…


Building Bridges Through Forgiveness

It was a pretty spring day, and my children were playing happily in our driveway. They were pushing each other in their Little Tykes Cozy Coupe and…


“Monday from Mom”: How I use the Christian Parenting Prayer Journal

I don’t think anyone would argue that, as moms, our goal is to point our children toward the Lord.  When they are little, we sing “Jesus Loves…


The Mom of Fall

It is finally fall.  We are past the whole “back-to-school” crazy but haven’t quite hit the “holiday” crazy.  This is my favorite time…


Reflections in the Mirror

April looked intently into the foggy mirror above the bathroom sink. She could not imagine how God could possibly love the person in that…


How to calm your anxious teen (and yourself)

When my kids were younger, I remember being very excited when summer was coming to an end. At that stage of my life, in the trenches of raising…


Practical Help for Parents Raising Teens

Parenting is not for the faint at heart, and parenting teens emphasizes this reality.  If you are in the midst of raising teens, you know…