I spoke to a mom of a new college student just a few weeks ago. Her daughter had just come home from college for Christmas break for the first time. The mom was joy-filled at getting to see her daughter for a couple of weeks, but she talked about how stressful it was on the […]
Do you ever feel stuck with your kids? Are you tired of hounding them to do something only to find that you have become the barbaric person you swore you would never be? The volume in the room raises, your voice takes on a gruff “I mean it” tone, your hands are on your hips in a power stance, […]
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 […]
In the fast-paced world we live in, it’s easy to get caught-up in the culture of privilege. Without thinking about our daily interactions with our kids, we can easily let the life skills that will be so valuable to them as adults easily slide. Too many times we “give them a pass” because we know […]
Reading through With All Due Respect assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. Her kids had started playing soccer at such a young age. But, oh, how she would have done things differently if she could rewind the clock. She wished she had planned their family time […]
I’m wondering if it is becoming an epidemic.