A Hunger to Read: Children’s Book Week 2015

Written by: | May 18, 2015

I remember lamenting to my son’s second grade teacher a few years ago about the book choices he was making at the library. It wasn’t that they were bad or inappropriate, but I felt like he wasn’t living up to his full reading potential. She looked back at me...
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Getting Kids Out of Their Comfort Zone

Written by: | May 6, 2015

The first time we took our boys to a climbing gym, they stood close to us and stared up in awe at the sheer height of the climbing walls in front of them. Adults and kids were hooked up to harnesses, climbing with all different skill levels, but all making their way...
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Making the Most of Easter at the Last Minute

Written by: | April 3, 2015

Today is Good Friday, so if you’re looking to create an especially fun and meaningful Easter with your family, you’d better get moving. Here are some easy ideas for making the most of Easter at the Last Minute 1. Turn off all the lights. There was a period of darkness when Jesus died,...
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How to Ensure a Great Start to your School Week

Written by: | March 30, 2015

Let’s talk – for real today! Let’s get in some nitty-gritty, mind stuff. All right? Can we roll like that for this post? It’ll be fun. Come and join me!! Today, let’s talk about ORGANIZATION. Ugh and happy…all at the same time. If mom’s not happy, nobody is happy....
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The Faith and Forgiveness of Saint Patrick

Written by: | March 13, 2015

As a woman with a proud Irish heritage, I absolutely adore St. Patrick’s Day. As a woman of faith and a parent, I am sad with what St. Patrick’s Day has become in our country – drinking and partying with no real idea of what the celebration is all...
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Raising Tweens in an Online World

Written by: | March 11, 2015

Yesterday I went to my kids’ elementary school to have lunch with my newly turned nine-year-old son. He surprised me by asking out of the blue, “Mom, how old do you have to be to get Facebook and Instagram?” Not expecting to have a social media debate over peanut...
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Tackling the Scary Moments of Motherhood

Written by: | March 2, 2015

I remember snippets of that day. I had a nagging feeling that I should relocate my pill minder to a higher shelf, but I didn’t do it. I was in the bathroom with a stomach bug when my then-5-year-old came screaming up the stairs. “MOM! MOM! MOM! MOM! MOM!...
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Coping With Separation Anxiety

Written by: | February 20, 2015

  When my son was about ten months old, we finally decided to put him in the church nursery. As new parents we (or more accurately, I) was a bit paranoid about having someone else take care of my child, so I held him in the service with us...
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God Cares {Even when ________}

Written by: | February 16, 2015

I can spot the parent of a newborn a mile away. And it’s not just the bags under their eyes or the fact that they’ll often reach for a baby bottle instead of their coffee on accident. No, it’s in their face. They’re unashamed of silly faces. The have...
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