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 »
How to Do a Play in a Day
PLAY IN A DAY – such a fun youth activity! I loved this event because it helped the kids make new friends, combined fun Disney music with important principles from “For the Strength of Youth,” and was all done in a day! We asked our friend Karen to share the details on the blog.
I remember coming home from trick-or-treating as a kid and sitting on the floor with my siblings as we dumped out our loot. We’d pick out a few of our favorites to eat that night and then we’d put everything in a bowl to have at other times over the next few months. Mysteriously though, somehow…
My Best Mom Tip – Meal Planning
I think we have all heard some of the benefits of eating dinner together as a family. In this article, Anne Fishel, a clinical professor of psychology at Harvard, affirms that it’s the most important thing we can do for our kids. Not only does it decrease the likelihood of substance abuse, depression, and suicide,…
Ponderize Scripture Printables
This morning was a Monday morning in every way. The kids both woke up early, starving and crying, crying and starving. My triage efforts of feeding the toddler first backfired when I found his breakfast all over the kitchen after returning from feeding baby sis. He begged me for a ham sandwich, and I told…
Are You Ready? Basic Medical Supplies to Stock
The first seven years of Kellie’s life were pretty rough. (Just ask Natalie — she watched “Big Bird Goes to Japan” a million times while Mom was busy taking care of her) Kellie had bronchial pneumonia, multiple respiratory and ear infections, and then asthma. At one point she was on seven medications, having daily nebulizer…
How to Host a Soup Swap
Growing up, my dad always explained to us that extroverts were people who were energized by being with other people. Introverts? Well, they got energy from having some alone time. He explained this to us because, well, like most families, between the six of us there were some different personalities, different needs… He always…
Studying Christ to Get Ready for Christmas: A Family Study Project
Christmas is just around the corner! I know your mind is probably on college football and Halloween costumes but here’s something special that’s worth some thought and planning. It will help your family have a Christmas more focused on Jesus Christ. Last year my son was serving as a missionary in Hungary. His inspired…
10 Things You Need for a Family-Style Halloween Party
We’re all about family fun over here and Halloween is coming right up! Here are 10 things you need at your family Halloween party!
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