The Needing Spot
Sometimes we think we couldn’t possibly be good parents because we make mistakes. Or because so much of the time, it’s just so hard.
Sometimes I yell. I feel like I’m losing my mind-and my temper.
I have no idea what to do for Sam.
I never say the right thing.
Family night blew up.
I’m not cut out for this. My house is a wreck.
We fight. The kids fight. Quarantine has been one big ginormous fight.
I’m not sure where or how I fit as my kids become adults.
Clark won’t eat anything besides macaroni and Gushers.
I try every day. And I mess up. Every day.
From the mouths of moms, these are things I have heard-and quite recently at that.
You’ve heard them too.
Your girlfriends have said these things and you’ve jumped right in with something like this, “Did you see how you handled that name-calling episode? Top notch. Or how you calmed that scraped up toddler or angsty teenager with your touch and that big mama heart of yours? Well, I saw it. I see you. Take note, sister. You are remarkable.”… Read More »
Have you ever been on the hunt for a delicious, homemade treat that your mother, son, aunt, grandpa, brother-in-law, second cousin twice removed, stranger up the street, best friend’s dog ok EVERYONE will love? Well your hunt is over. Not only are these energy bites absolutely addicting delicious, they are simple to make (no-bake!), nutritious, and…
50 Fun Dates
Each year we pick a focus for our blog – something that we will post about every month. Two years ago it was a health challenge every month. Last year it focused on getting prepared. This year we are focusing on dating – specifically dating your spouse and strengthening your marriage. Because we believe family…
Ten Things I Love About You: A Valentine’s Day Gift That Lasts
Mark Twain said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Growing up, I worked in my dad’s medical office. The schedule was always long and demanding, but I loved working there. One day at home, Dad unexpectedly told me I was the hardest worker in the clinic. Those few words meant…
Top Ten Posts of 2015
Hi friends!! Happy New Year! It’s been a little quiet on our end, mostly enjoying family holiday time and taking care of sick kids. Well, yeah, mostly taking care of sick kids. And husbands. But we’re back and excited for 2016. No matter where I’ve been in life-literally or figuratively-the new year has always…
Ham and Cheese Biscuits
Do you have leftover Christmas ham and holiday guests? These make-in-10-min. biscuits will take care of both those things. Perfect for lunchtime after playing outside in the snow or after waiting in line to exchange some of those gifts that don’t quite fit. Simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen and they’re so tasty!
How to Create a Mobile Tech Family Standard
Seth is a good friend and neighbor of ours that is a technology guru. He has six adorable kids, an awesome wife, and recently started ParentClue to share what he knows about making mobile devices more family friendly. We love what he has to say and hope you do too! One challenge of modern parenting…
Donuts & Donations: Giving the Gift of Giving
Christmas Donuts & Donations is a neighborhood tradition that provides a little comfort and joy. Our friends, Ben and Marianne, began hosting this event as a way to show their girls that Christmas is not just about Santa. They organize a fun night of gathering and giving in place of handing out neighbor gifts.
Gingerbread Houses – A Family Tradition
When we heard about this awesome tradition from our dear friend Tricia, we knew we wanted her to share it with all of you. So go ahead and read this while I run to the store to get all the goods to make my gingerbread house! I grew up in a pretty mellow family. Sure,…
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