Ahhhh! Triumph!

The setting is a quiet waiting room. Sitting in a hard plastic chair, I patiently wait for my turn to be seen by the doctor. Listening intently for my name to be called, I am surrounded by people who are reading magazines, watching the news, or staring at thier phones. Suddenly an elderly woman, her white […]

When Time Seems To Stand Still

It’s late in the afternoon and I am busily preparing dinner.  The kitchen window is open. We’ve been given a spring-like day in the middle of winter and the fresh air has filled the room, pleasantly  mixing  with the aroma of  dinner cooking in the oven.  Breaded chicken breast smothered in tangy Italian sauce and […]

Help! She’s Noticing Boys!

Do you have young children? Are you fearful of what might happen as those precious children grow older and start showing interest in the opposite sex?  If so, you are not alone! I remember my own fear, wondering how my family would maneuver those years. Now, as I find myself walking alongside two young adult children, I am finding […]

All I Want Is A Perfect Family!

Do you ever find yourself looking around at other families and thinking that they have it all together?  When my children were young, I put myself under a lot of pressure comparing my family to others, and looking at what appeared to be the ideal standard.  I remember looking at homeschooling magazines and seeing all the pictures […]

The Key To Successful Parenting

Being a parent is the most wonderful, scary, exciting, heart wrenching, incredible, frustrating experience I have ever encountered. You move from one season to the next hoping it will get easier, yet finding that although there is change, mothering will never, ever be easy. As the seasons pass, you wonder: will they ever eat solid […]

The Gift Of A Terrible Two

Brianna was only two years old and I was so proud of my girl. She was the kind of toddler that did everything right. She never yelled, “NO!”, She obeyed quickly. She was a happy little girl who wanted to please those around her, and she loved everyone. I decided that it was because I […]