It seemed a simple assignment. Define a word and use it in a sentence. A basic vocabulary exercise. My son sat across the table from me. Looking for my approval, he read me his understanding of the definition. He had used as few words as possible to minimize how much he had to write. “So […]
My remaining frustration melted when I heard the scream. It was the kind of scream that instantly pierces a mothers heart with fear and panic. Only moments before I was scolding my children. The warm spring days had drawn them outside. Toys that had been forgotten with the passing of seasons, suddenly scattered the yard. […]
My son appeared fine when I picked him up from his Sunday school class. As we descended the stairs to the main floor, I was stunned when he adamantly and loudly insisted he was never coming to this church again. We quickly quieted him and asked if something had happened. He denied anything occurring, proclaimed […]
Dear Walmart, I never imagined I would be “that” blogger. You know, the one writing an open letter to a large company, ranting about my concerns…. In truth Walmart, I usually like your stores. I admit I don’t care for the crowds you sometimes draw, and find the social media pictures of some of your […]
Over the last several weeks, my husband and I have found ourselves on a most interesting adventure. We have been visiting different churches within our community. We’re not ones to suddenly become “church hoppers,” and therefore our adventure feels a little crazy. We believe it’s important to have a home church, and yet understand we […]
I looked at my calendar this week, and was shocked to notice it’s already August. It seems it was only a few days ago we sat our school books aside for a much needed summer break. As summer will soon fade to fall, I must face the final decisions on curriculum and plan school year […]
I have come to believe parenting is the single most challenging privilege I will ever experience. The rush of responsibility in holding a new infant, the joy of first steps, the worrisome late nights of illness, the hours of backyard batting practice, and nights of just one more book. So many memories already made with […]
With summer sunshine comes the anticipation of endless playtime and activities. Although I like to give my kids plenty of time for free play, I also plan and schedule some budget friendly activities.
I needed a new cell phone. In our age of technology, it seemed like a minor problem, yet to me it felt like a major issue I am concerned the distraction of technology and social media will be too great.
When my daughter was only a few years old, I had a major “uh oh” moment. She displayed behavior which was clearly an effort to get what she wanted by manipulation. She even admitted as much.