Loving the Unrepentant Child


Q: What do we do when our child refuses to be reconciled with you? In adult-to-adult relationships, each adult has the same responsibility to initiate reconciliation when conflict arises. But how does this apply to

Loving the Unrepentant Child2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

Squelching the Wonder


I hurried my kids along, tugging on their hands and urging them to keep up. We had a lot of road to travel and not enough daylight to do it in. No matter that the

Squelching the Wonder2015-02-10T19:02:39+00:00

Bad to the Bone


Babies exude innocence. After all, they are quite helpless, needing someone to feed, change, dress and do a host of other things for them.But contrary to popular wisdom, babies are not all sweetness and light—they

Bad to the Bone2015-02-10T19:13:24+00:00

Summertime Blues


School is ending across the country, and with it, wails of distress from parents as they scramble for ways to fill their children’s time during the hot, sticky days of summer. I’ve heard numerous parents

Summertime Blues2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace


As I sat down at my computer to write a blog post for this site, I heard a ruckus upstairs. Sounds of screaming that didn’t sound quite so happy. With four children between the ages

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

The Myth of Free Time


In the fall, all four of my children will be in school, albeit not all full-time (my youngest will be in a three-day preschool program). Whenever this comes up in conversation, the enviable response is,

The Myth of Free Time2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun


With March proving to be delightful in the weather department, we’ve been visiting playgrounds recently. On one visit, for nearly the entire half hour or so we were there, my three oldest children played on

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

Good Intentions


During a recent visit with my parents, we all went out to our favorite pizza buffet restaurant, and our four children asked to sit at their own table. We picked a table right beside ours

Good Intentions2015-02-10T19:19:02+00:00

Attack of the Messy House!


There are many things I would rather do than clean my house. If it weren’t for hosting a weekly women’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings, my house would probably not get cleaned on a regular

Attack of the Messy House!2015-02-10T19:20:40+00:00