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 »
Workout Focus: Chest & Triceps
Strength training is super important for everyone to do – not just the athlete or the young adults or the men. We all need it! Strength training doesn’t mean spending an hour in the gym or bulking up like crazy though.
Sunday, That One Day
When we were growing up we had a computer game that we all loved to play on Sundays – “Sunday, That One Day.” It had fun activities to do as you went through the day with a little squirrel, his family, and a church congregation of other animals. It talked about how Sunday was the…
Are You Ready? Let’s Talk Tents
Thousands of people become homeless and lose everything during a natural disaster. What are you going to do when your home and belongings have been destroyed due to an earthquake, fire, flash floods or landslides?
My Best Mom Tip: Playards. How & Why to Use Them. Every Day.
Baby girl arrived almost four weeks ago, and if I’m going to be totally honest with you, we’re still in survival mode. I didn’t expect the transition to two kids to be so challenging. Mostly because I didn’t ever let myself really think about it. Which I still think was a good strategy as my…
What You Don’t Know About Homelessness and How to Help
I first met Pam as we were working together on a humanitarian project compiling thousands of kits for the homeless . I soon learned that compassionate acts of service are a significant part of Pam’s life. Here’s a few of her amazing stories and perspective on how we can help. I have worked with the…
NUKE ‘EM! – A game for the whole family!
NUKE ‘EM! – Sounds dangerous! It’s really a fun active group game that can be played almost anywhere, with any number of people, and doesn’t require lots of athletic ability.
They’re All Here!
It has been a whirlwind six weeks around these parts. Three babies, two moves, and one sweet homecoming of our favorite (only!-but he would still be our favorite) brother from a two-year mission to Hungary. So. Yeah. We’re tired.
Boy Scout Blue & Gold Banquet: Minion Style
When one of my best friends told me about the Blue & Gold Boy Scout Banquet she was working on, I knew we had to share it! It’s fun, creative, and simple and the activities could be adapted for all kinds of scouting activities-not just Blue & Gold. And-maybe my favorite part-they kept it to…
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