“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.
At the beginning of the year, I’ve usually made my list of projects that have sat dormant throughout the holiday season and I resolve to complete them. Somewhere in the list is the contemplation of the top 10 behaviors I want to instill in my kids. You know the ones I’m talking about– changing those […]
When I’m in the depths of despair with one of my kids, frustrated with their choices, and wishing things could be different, sometimes I have no idea what being a good mom really looks like. I vacillate with what the right decision should be in the moment and it’s easy to get down on myself–after […]
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 […]
“Mom, why can’t Dad see things my way?” Tim angrily retorted. “I get so frustrated with him sometimes. I feel like he’s always preaching the same sermon and it’s his way or the highway.” “Why do you say that?” Mom attempted to help Tim verbalize his anguish hoping to lower his frustration. “No matter what […]
My husband was traveling last week and purchased one of those small pocket books you can find in the airport bookstore to read on the plane. As he settled into his seat focused on the book content he soon felt an overwhelming gnawing sense that he had failed. A list of all the things we […]