If Your Teen Has Broken Your Heart

Heartbreak.  Of all the things on my “no fun” list, heartbreak sure takes a top spot.  I was reminded of the intensity of teenage love…


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…


To the Mom Whose Kid Did Make the Honor Society

Last year around this time, I wrote a blog to the mom whose kid did not make the honor society. Apparently, it struck a chord because it made the…


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…


God Gave Them Wings

Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris,…


To the Mom Whose Kid Didn’t Make the Honor Society

It’s that time of year. The school year is ending and, with that, brings all the accolades and recognition of school-year achievements. Every time I…


I'm Sorry?

I have a teenage daughter. She loves the Lord, she’s funny, she’s sports obsessed, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. That being said, she…


When Grief Builds a Church

In the middle of my neighborhood, a chapel sits on approximately thirteen acres of prairie land. This pretty, little, white church is my happy place…