Teen Parenting Tips!

Hey Friends!!! Do you have tweens or teens? Maybe friends with those hormone filled, independence figuring out amazing, exciting young people? If you don't ... you will! Check out this quick set of tips that will help you navigate the stormy seas experienced in teendom and guide you towards  peaceful waters! Join me over at MomLife Today for 10 Timely Tips on Raising Teens!   … [Read more...]

Got Bullies? Got Answers!

My kids have dealt with their share of bullies, popular peeps, status jockeying that leads to drama, drama, drama. On each occasion I have been adamant that status is not important, but people and relationships are what matters. I let my kids know they need to be far more interested in who in the room is alone and their need to reach out than to be concerned with where they land in the pecking order. I admit it - I have zero tolerance for … [Read more...]

Shaunti Feldhahn A Stuffer or an Exploder?

I recently sat down with Shaunti Feldhahn to ask her if she is a stuffer or an exploder and she gave me a GREAT tip to share with you moms on how to avoid over-reacting with your kids! FYI - Shaunti just re-released her million seller book...go check it out!   For more tips on how to handle "anger management" go visit Moms March Madness! … [Read more...]

College Visit, Random Observations

This past weekend was Family Weekend at my daughter’s university. Her father, brother and I happily attended this annual event and were eager to spend time together as a family to recapture some of the mojo we miss on a daily basis. Oh wow...it was glorious. The missing element to our family dynamics returned, that sweet, sometime snarky, always genuine, rapport was back and somehow turned up a notch because our girl has a unique relationship … [Read more...]

Mom Waste Of Time

Throughout my life keeping busy and being productive with my time has been a welcomed trait, one that has served me well. It is almost as if I have this little “I am wasting time here” meter going off in my head at any given moment and thus I strive hard not to be unproductive.  Do you feel me here? Are you nodding in agreement? Let us continue our back patting of our profound ability to accomplish!  Yay us! As a born “organizer” have you too … [Read more...]

Don’t Shoot The Mom Messenger

Don’t you just love it when you follow a link to a post and discover God brought you there for His purposes? Last night I read a sweet moms thoughts and weighed what she had to say, considered how it applied me, (and others) understanding that she obviously felt convicted on the issue and led to share with those who read her blog. You see, she has a relationship with those who read her blog. She knows them, they know her – there is heart … [Read more...]

MOB’s, Listen Up!

That little boy of mine, the one that used to beat on the front the door with his tiny little palm and chant, “outside, outside, outside” – yeah that one, he is over six feet tall now. The little dimples that have always winked at me when he smiles, still do. Somehow because he is headed towards manhood, they are even more adorable now than they used to be.  Perched up there above the scraggly beard. One day last week, with his green eyes … [Read more...]

Praying for Discipline

Last month I was asked to be a part of the 31 Days of Prayer over at Family Matters Blog and I was blessed and happy to be a part of their prayer focus. Prayer is so very important moms. Several months ago over at MomLife Today we began sharing daily Mom Prayers and to date, that seems to be one of the moms favorite offerings we provide to them. Oh, how necessary it is to pray for our precious children. I found it most interesting that … [Read more...]