My Teen is having Sex!

4 Things to Consider When You Learn the Truth...

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For most of us the words “My Teen is having Sex!” would send us spiraling into terror.  Our pulse would race, we’d be gasping for air, and most likely our minds would go into that world of “What If’s”. We’d start blaming ourselves for what we didn’t teach our kid or what we did wrong in […]

Too Tired to be Thankful?

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I don’t know about you, but at my house as the holidays approach, it is sometimes hard to be thankful.  Let’s face it, if we are mom, the holidays can be work–significantly extra work. I remember a period of several years when  holidays became a chore rather than a celebration.  After spending more time in the grocery store […]

How Are You Impacting Your Child’s Identity?

Who's Reflection Do You See? (Part 2)

Sitting in a doctor’s office, I was surprised to find out that we were actually seeing the son of a doctor I had made acquaintance with several years prior.  Not wanting to be overtly obvious and wanting to give this man my full attention so that he could properly make a diagnosis, I chose not […]

Who Does Your Identity Come From?

Who's Reflection Do You See? (Part 1)

The topic of identity can spur some interesting conversations with women.  Let’s face it, it’s not until we look at others that we recognize if we are too tall, too short, overweight, underweight, a good mom or a terrible mother. And then the question is, “Who is making the judgment?” Each of us gains our identity from […]

Do You Love Your Kids too Much?

When I Lay My Isaac Down

  Several years ago, when I was at my wits end with one of my kids, someone recommended  a book  When I Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent.  I’ve often thought about that title and how it applies to our daily lives, especially as we parent. With more than a decade since I read her […]

Should I Tell My Teen My Shame-Filled Secrets?

Let’s face it, we all have regrets from the past.  Those deep places in our very soul that tend to haunt us from time to time.  They rear their ugly head at the worst possible moment. These are the things we hold on tightly to, hoping that no one will ever find out truth.  Grateful […]