More than two months ago, I started a list of 10 things my strong-willed child is teaching me. Because the post became rather lengthy, I shared just the first five lessons, and hoped to write the second five the following week. (In case you missed it, you can read it here.) Life got super busy,… Continue reading 10 Things My Strong-Willed Child is Teaching Me (Part 2)
Dear friends, I’m so excited to have my first-ever guest blog post by the author of From Me to We, Lucille Williams. She is a delightfully honest and funny writer who is passionate about God, marriage, and parenting. Her children are all grown, and in fact she is now a young grandmother! Lucille shares some wisdom… Continue reading Making Time for Your Spouse When Life with Children Gets Hectic
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… To borrow from the illustrious Charles Dickens, the three years my husband and I spent in the throes of the terrible two’s, three’s, and fours with our strong-willed “Middlest One” were just that. One moment, life was blissful and fun as we watched… Continue reading 10 Things My Strong-Willed Child is Teaching Me (Part 1)
As believers, we are inundated constantly with messages from a culture and society that are the complete opposite of our faith. When actors, actresses, athletes, and politicians jump on the bandwagon about a certain issue—and then our friends and family do as well—holding fast to our faith and our beliefs can seem like a daunting… Continue reading “When What is Vile is Honored”
As this very polarizing political season comes to a close, I have often thought about my children, who are ages 8, 5, and 3. I’m very thankful that they are so young and don’t really understand what has been going on in our country these past nine months or so. I wanted to write this down,… Continue reading What I Hope to Teach My Children About Politics
“I don’t like you! I don’t love you! You’re a mean mommy!” “I don’t want to be a part of this family!” “Why do you look so pretty today? I don’t like when you look pretty.” “Ick! No, I don’t want a hug or a kiss!” Why, yes, these are all things my five-year-old daughter… Continue reading When Your Child Says Mean Things to You
Growing up, I was silly and entertaining. Literally my grandpa’s nickname for me was “Noisy.” My bubbly personality was mostly out of necessity. Living in a sometimes tumultuous household, I felt like it was my job to keep the peace or to bring a smile to otherwise grumpy faces. “Calm and quiet” would never be adjectives I would… Continue reading Can I Ever Be a “Gentle” Mama?