“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
Reading through an assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. It had been years since her kids were that young. In fact, all her children were in college now. But, oh, how she would have done things differently! She wished she had created time to stain […]
I hear it often from women– almost daily. The excuses, I mean. The “I don’t deserve, I wish it were better, If only I could be more, I should have,” and the list goes on. In their mind, they never quite measure up. And they start owning everything that goes with parenting. They own the […]
I have a confession to make. I used to hide from other moms. Let me explain. I’d pretend I didn’t see them or walk in a different direction diverting my eyes hoping they wouldn’t notice me. I’d pull back from interacting with the moms who always seemed to want to share the latest new accomplishment […]
Standing in the kitchen I was focused on fixing dinner when my teen walked through the back door. Barely looking up, I asked my son how his day went and continued pealing potatoes for the evening meal. He sat down at the kitchen island and rambled on about all the things that had happened during […]
It’s tough as a parent when our kids choose to hang out with what we might refer to as “unsavory” characters. Whether it is the need to feel included or a desire to test the waters of independence, most kids are more likely than not to choose friends that are not necessarily a good influence […]