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Siblings have fought ever since Cain and Abel started that first fight. My family wasn’t much better. I don’t recall reading anywhere that my ancestors were known for their peaceable ways. In fact, my sister and I argued the entire time we were growing up. It was miserable for all of us. Why Do Siblings […]

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Three More Examples from a Very Experienced Parent This blog will make more sense to you if you go back and read Parts 1 and 2 before jumping in here. – Attend a local farm to table cooking class for kids. At the end of the class you get to eat what they have made […]

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5 More Examples from a Very Experienced Parent – Create a fun video together. So many of us have spent hours working from home, doing videos, having meetings on Zoom, and interacting with machines rather than people. Why not share that experience with your child? This is not an activity for the child for whom […]

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5 Examples from a Very Experienced Parent Two major objectives most parents have are to ensure that their children are both healthy and happy. And while some might believe that this can only be achieved by giving them everything they want, we know that’s just not true. Living with a child who gets everything they […]

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Identity – it’s a hot topic these days. Stolen identity. Fake identity. Missing identity. How’s yours?

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One of my favorite hymns for years has been “It Is Well With My Soul” partly because I learned the back story to the song and appreciated it even more. In December of 2019 the story was presented by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square with Hugh Bonneville narrating. I am putting it in a […]

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5 Benefits of Creating a Life-Changing Self-Care Routine Self-care is simple. It’s all about tuning in to your needs – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically – and doing things on purpose to take care of yourself. It’s about setting boundaries and putting YOU first. When was the last time you actually allowed yourself to slow […]

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You know by now that we try to find the fun side of things as they happen in our homes to keep situations from escalating. To be even more specific, two things are especially helpful toward staying calm – because you know when mama is calm, it is easier to establish calm throughout the house. […]

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Sunday Story from Lily:  To understand the setting, Lili and I were watching the Epic Kids segment online this morning from Heritage Church in Texas (heritageag.org), where my daughter and her family attend. The Children’s Pastor, Miss Becky, was sharing the story of Esther. When the story ended, Lily shot me a puzzled look. Me:  […]

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Would you prefer to watch a video instead of reading this post? CLICK HERE Is there such a thing as normal life during a crisis? Our children are home and our lives have been turned upside down! What? No play dates? No sleepovers? No movies? No restaurants? No parks? No day care? No hanging with […]

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