‘Hey, You’re Not My Friend’ – Equipping Kids To Cope With Rejection


Parenting

A normally joyful girl leaves preschool happy then immediately succumbs to tears in the car when asked how her day was. ‘Today the kids were laughing at me, but I WASN’T being funny!’ Hugs, encouragement and more questions reveal that several children laughed while pointing at her in line. Her feelings were hurt. My heart hurt. I told her […]

March 8, 2017

A Letter To Our Son, Who Just Broke His Arm


Parenting, Practice Gratitude

My son, you amaze me. This week you broke your arm jumping off a swing. It is thankfully not a bad break, but painful nonetheless. Always the cautious child, I was surprised the first time you showed me your new swing-jumping skill. I was so proud of you for trying something new, and a little riskier than […]

August 4, 2016

10 Practical Helps For A Mom With A Newborn and Older Children


Parenting

In the past 2 months since our third child was born, we have gratefully received help from family, neighbors and friends. Help from others has been key to helping our family adjust and survive. You guys, we have been so blessed! I’d like to share 10 of my favorite ways people have helped our family. […]

July 18, 2016