Be joyful… always?

It was early in the morning, right after I woke up, and I heard my kids laughing down the hall. I tip-toed toward their rooms, wondering what was so funny….

Five questions every mom needs to read

I was recently reading a book titled 5 – Where will you be in five years from today? when one of the pages really struck me. It was a quiz that some…

Sandwiched! Parenting Your Parents Too

Many parents today are not only juggling the role of mom or dad to their own kids, they are also caring for their aging parents.  I’m thrilled to be featured…

Because one day, our nest will be empty…

“A pair of birds built a nest outside our window. They labored over the nest, then eggs were laid. There were five tiny eggs. The mother bird sat on those eggs. She sat and…

The power of (a mom’s) words

Words. They can create a sense of belonging… They can remind us of priorities… They can encourage… They can calm… They can soothe… They can increase faith… And they can inspire……

The story about my son and the light bulbs

I grab my purse off the counter and hurry toward the door. “Wait,” my ten-year-old says, coming down the stairs, a flashlight in his hands. I’ve gotta show you something.”…