Over the past several weeks, I’ve written about what we can do now to prepare for the super-crucial teen years (Click here to find Part 1 or Part 2). I’m sure we […]

My husband and I recently had a date night planned that involved dinner and a musical. In order to make arrangements with the babysitter, we did some math. If we […]

No doubt, raising young children is exhausting. However, I’ve spent enough time with teens, and moms of teens, to know raising hormonal, almost-adult human beings, takes exhausting to a whole […]

Moms come to expect long tiring days, especially during those years when the kids are young. Each day involves feeding little faces, wiping up little faces, and changing tons of […]

No one wants self-centered kids. And no birthday celebrations are meant to foster self-centeredness! But the reality is, any day that celebrates one person can be hijacked by the sinful […]

My parents made a big deal of birthdays. They didn’t do anything elaborate or crazy, but each kid always felt like their birthday was their special day. “My day” even […]

Parenting sometimes brings certain “aha” moments. Recently I experienced one of my own. I have a daughter who tends to display selfishness in a particular way. While I discussed the […]

I suspect we want our children to respond calmly when things don’t go as they’d hope. We’d also like it if our kids didn’t snap at each other. And we […]

There was a place in our yard in which a bird’s nest could not remain forever. However no one wanted to harm any birds or eggs, so we decided to […]