Functioning Well Amidst Chaos: Practical Steps to Get You Through

We have just walked through an unexpected season of busyness. Everyone knows the saying, “When it rains it pours.” Though life with children (no matter how many you have) is always busy, some seasons just pour. In the past few weeks we experienced the unexpected death of my father in law, my mother hospitalized and … Continue reading Functioning Well Amidst Chaos: Practical Steps to Get You Through

The Chaos of Clutter: Preparing Children to be Adults

You’re in the trenches and I’m in there too! Who else can spend the entire day walking from room to room picking up your family’s “stuff” and relocating it to the right place? I’m not talking actually cleaning the house... just moving the STUFF! You know, blankets, coats, cups, pencils, backpacks, shoes, toys, books, “projects”, … Continue reading The Chaos of Clutter: Preparing Children to be Adults

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 why … Continue reading Catching the Vision: Why we Keep our Kids With us in Church!