When Our Kids Come Home

Melanie lay across the university lawn excited yet tentative. She couldn’t wait until finals were over…one more to go and she would be finished with the semester. Yet she wasn’t ready to leave the university. She loved the comradery of being with the other kids not to mention the independence of doing what she wanted […]

Detours That Need Repair?

As a parent I have been known to take detours that lead me down a path that is in desperate need of repair.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Maybe there is a rule in your home where you’ve outlined a consequence, and just once you forgot to enforce it.  What happens?  The whining […]

Re-entry + Time = Conflict

I seem to be swimming in re-entry these days. For me, I’ve been struggling with re-entry into blogging.  The longer I’ve procrastinated (+time), the more conflict that seems to take place in my mind.  You know the kind where you carry on a conversation with yourself .  The voices go something like “once I get this […]