Connecting the Generations: Make a Plan and Make it Happen

You know what’s weird? It’s weird that in the age of social media we know so much about people but yet we don’t know people. We don’t spend actual time with them. We know where they went on vacation and even get to look into their family scrapbook. We see what they made for dinner,Continue reading “Connecting the Generations: Make a Plan and Make it Happen”

Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2

I know it, how did we get here… has this much time really passed? It doesn’t “feel” like I’m an older woman and I’m sure it doesn’t feel like it to you, either. But here we are, part of that “older woman” demographic. In reality, you don’t even have to be THAT old to beContinue reading “Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2”

Honest Talk About Periods: Preparing Your Daughter For Her First Cycle

The girls who hang out at our house may have discovered the closed lid basket on the top of the toilet. Though it is unlabeled it has been left there with an unspoken invitation, ”If you need something, take it”. I remember being a teen. There were times at a friend’s house when “Auntie Flo”Continue reading “Honest Talk About Periods: Preparing Your Daughter For Her First Cycle”

Memory Verses: Implement a Plan for Retention

I’ve just gotten home from a second week of summer Bible clubs with my kids. There are so many verses that they learn during VBS and 5 Day Clubs during these events. I don’t want them to lose the progress they make in memorization and, as usual, I find myself needing a plan. The goalContinue reading “Memory Verses: Implement a Plan for Retention”

The Ideal Homeschool Family: How do you Measure up?

In our early days of homeschooling, we weren’t just new to this type of educational model, we were relatively new to being a family altogether. We were young and still discovering our family personality. I was fascinated with the people I saw in the home-school community. I had never met so many large families inContinue reading “The Ideal Homeschool Family: How do you Measure up?”

Dating on the horizon? Are YOU Ready for This Part of Parenting?

A friend recently asked me how I prepared myself for the time when my children started dating. She was not asking how I prepared THEM, but how I prepared myself. I guess I had never thought about it before but she is right, there is a difference. Well, kinda…. We knew that day would come,Continue reading “Dating on the horizon? Are YOU Ready for This Part of Parenting?”

It’s Graduation Season Again: How We Prepared Our Son For Independent Living

Remember back to when your first child was born. It was the great unknown, wasn’t it? We devoured parenting books and searched for advice. We attended mommy groups and everything was so new and exciting. Now that our babies are grown, we are right back at the great unknown! Through the early years of parenting,Continue reading “It’s Graduation Season Again: How We Prepared Our Son For Independent Living”

Catching the Vision: Why we Keep our Kids With us in Church!

I have great memories of watching Lawrence Welk with my Gramma on Saturday nights, sleeping over and then waking up to attend church with her on Sunday mornings. We always sat in the balcony on pews upholstered in bright red fabric. She would intermittently pass me wintergreen lifesavers throughout the service, maybe that is whyContinue reading “Catching the Vision: Why we Keep our Kids With us in Church!”

To the Moms of Future Men: Let me Tell You Our Story

There was a time that my little boy was just that, a little boy. When he got older and entered the years of passage towards adulthood, I was thrown for a loop. It really was both of us who came to this time of transition with a little bit of shock. Lately I have heardContinue reading “To the Moms of Future Men: Let me Tell You Our Story”

Date night Dilemma: Don’t Miss Out, Have a Party!

I remember the days when we were dating. My boyfriend (later fiancé) was coming to pick me up to go out to dinner. I worked to pick out just the right outfit for the occasion, makeup on, perfume on…. all the preparation. After we were married, we still had the option to go out onContinue reading “Date night Dilemma: Don’t Miss Out, Have a Party!”