Spanking is not the most popular of topics. Seriously, who looks forward to that when considering the potential bliss of parenthood? Can you imagine a baby shower game entitled “pin […]

Though I’m coming up on 14 years of marriage, I recently made a new observation about my husband. He is a bit like his parents (side note: that’s not a […]

Whether we like it or not, it seems to happen to most teens—at some point, they decide their parents aren’t the coolest people that ever existed. For most of their […]

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 […]

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 […]