Watch Me

OK. Confession: I don’t drink alcohol. My husband doesn’t drink. Our parents don’t drink. It’s just never been part of our family culture. When I was growing up, the only people in my family who drank were either dead or in jail. (No joke.) As an adult, I’m still not interested in drinking but I […]

The Legacy of 100

A few weeks my children’s ministry type friends were at the Orange Conference. I’ve been to and posted about it several times because it’s exactly my heart–the church and parents working together. It helps churches equip and empower parents to raise their kids for the Lord. After all, churches get one day a week, while […]

Helicopter Mom or Airplane Mom?

This weekend was Asa’s Flying Ace Party! And oh, my! It was so fun. I always say that about my kids’ birthdays, but every time I’m surprised at how fun they are! I’m going to give you the play-by-play of the party in a few days but today I wanted to talk about something I’ve […]

Grandpa’s Handwriting

Yesterday my mom gave me an envelope from 1978. Inside was a stock certificate. For my 1st birthday, my Grandfather bought me 40 shares in a company that developed the first ATM. I should be a millionaire, right? Sadly, my mom traded it for stock in a company that made 3D cameras. Regardless of my […]

Celebrating, Singing & Delighting

I love holidays on Facebook. At Christmas everyone posts pictures of kids in pajamas covered in wrapping paper. Thanksgiving is usually full of updates about favorite foods. And for a few weeks in August and September, I love seeing everyone’s first day of school photos! All the parents are proud and exclaiming over how much […]

The Simplest Way To Talk To Your Kids {And Keep Them Talking}

You know that typical scene where a mom picks up her tween-age daughter from school, she plops in the front seat, says, “Hey” and then puts on her headphones and closes her eyes? Or the one where the mom says, “So, how was school?” and the son responds with, “Fine. What’s for dinner?” I don’t […]

My Kids Are Cute, A Bible Story & A Book

  This is my kids at lunch today. They asked if they could get their fold up chairs out of the basement and have a picnic outside. They are also eating peanutbutter-and-jelly sandwiches with brussel sprouts. That’s gotta be the most incongruous meal ever. I just love how they love hanging out with each other […]