When Your Kids Say, “It’s Not Fair”

If you are a parent, you’ve most likely heard your kids utter the words, “It’s not fair”.  That sinful nature comes out without a thought as if it is an automatic response ingrained in their being.  After all, so much of what we learn about ourselves and others is a result of looking at what […]

101 Ways to a More Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens and Tweens

      Sitting in a local coffee shop with my son, I asked him a question that totally caught him off guard.  I was having one of those mom moments when I wanted to make sure we were connecting.  He was at that stage in life where manhood was just around the corner–the threshold […]

Open Letter to the Parents of Brock Turner

Brock Turner, Stanford University’s scholarship swimmer who had dreams of competing in the US Olympics and becoming an orthopedic surgeon, now has three convictions for sexual assault.  At the age of 20, he is listed as a sex offender.  His swimming career will come to an end as he has been banned from USA swimming […]

How Often Do You Crash and Burn?

“Oh, my” I thought.  “I should have seen this coming!” Ready to sit down at the dinner table, I thought I could stuff the frustration and emotion I was feeling.  The now I was in was difficult to endure, but I knew that if I just kept smiling, I’d get through it.  After all, that’s what Moms […]