What’s Your Parenting Fear?

As I talk with women across the country about parenting issues and we talk about our kids, the same theme seems to surface.  As moms we’re afraid for our kids.  Whether it be a school shooting, falling in with the wrong crowd, cutting, or drinking and drugs, pregnancy, or a failing test score, we have […]

Are You Fighting Your Kid’s Battles?

Two things happened almost simultaneously this week.  That’s when I knew God was trying to get me to listen and take note. Sitting at brunch with my oldest son, my husband and I were listening to my son’s every word.  For us it was a moment of trying to get our feelings under control at […]

Tired of Parenting?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in that “tired of parenting” space.  Homework that even I don’t understand, or an attitude that makes me want to do something that I would most definitely regret, or undone chores, or a bedroom that needs to be condemned can drive any parent to a place […]

Asking Your Kid–Why Did You Do That?

I can remember as a child hearing those words of frustration and accusation with a tone that said I had done something wrong or stupid. “Why did you do that?”  And like most kids, I typically responded with something like, “I don’t know.” And then I would be told that I was being sent to […]

Does Your Teen or 20-Something Know Their Purpose?

As I spent time with a friend today we started talking about helping our kids become motivated.  The more we talked I was hit with an a-ha. “Do you think your son knows what his purpose is?” I asked. There was a long pause. And for both of us it was as if the dawning […]

My Kid is Struggling and I Don’t Know What to do

8 Steps to Point You in the Right Direction

As a parent of four I felt like at any given point in time one of my kids was  struggling.  School work, peers, an emotional breakup, a teacher that didn’t seem to like them, or even just being in a sour mood where nothing was the way they thought it should be wreaked havoc in […]