Archives for February 2016

If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

When a Wife Needs a Help Meet

To be a help meet or to need a help meet?  That is the question. One morning while watching cable news, I observed a prominent female anchor conduct a “power segment” of sorts with other women who were accomplished and influential in their sphere of work. With women breaking through glass ceilings more than ever before, in almost every job ... [ Read More ]

Why Every Wife Should Have Husband Envy (+ Video)

Just so you know, I want to be just like my husband when I grow up!  Yes, I have husband envy.  And you (mom) should too, here's why . . . There are some noticeable differences between Us and Them . . . between Husbands and Wives . . . between Moms and Dads.  Even the contemporary adage: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus pays homage to this ... [ Read More ]

The 1 Thing Your Husband Must Have for Valentine’s Day

Yes, I have a big reveal for the one thing your husband MUST HAVE this Valentine's Day. But before we get so deep . . . a little birdie just told me that your hubby wants you to let him kick-back and enjoy his favorite show with his favorite beverage – super chilled! He wants you to cook him a great steak (with fatty mashed potatoes) and not talk ... [ Read More ]

When My Kids Remember Me

It would seem that I'm expert at tuning out my kids. But in my defense, after having six, I've rationalized that it's a survival skill.  (Just kidding - sort of.) When my teens talk, I hear every word they say.  My young adult kids - I'm practically begging some of them for words!  But my younger ones never seem to stop talking. And I've ... [ Read More ]

The Seasons of Motherhood are like a Box of Chocolates

Gwyneth was having a good season . . . I remember watching Gwyneth Paltrow talk motherhood with Oprah on her show many moons ago (back in 2004). In her interview, Gwyneth was gushing over being a mom.  She was so beside herself that she named her daughter Apple (remember that whole controversy?)  She was radiant.  She was giddy.  She was ... [ Read More ]

Love is in the Air

Oh my!  It's February 1st!  And that could only mean one thing: the official countdown to Valentine's Day has begun.  The pressure is on! We know it's official, because almost every store has an entire isle of paraphernalia dedicated to this blessed day: teddy bears for kids and adults, long stem chocolate roses for that special someone and ... [ Read More ]