Eric and I try to be intentional in how we parent and what kind of home we create.  One of the ways we do that is by focusing some effort into our Family Guidelines, our Family Do’s. After researching and gathering other’s ideas on what was important in their households,   Read More

That’s what my  son, who was 4 at the time,  asked me out of the blue one day.  Eric and I were gathered around the kitchen table with our two other children who were talking excitedly about the arrival of their baby sister.   “Did God make me talk like   Read More

Raising teens presents enough challenges just helping them adjust to the myriad changes they face. As a parent of many children, and having as many as four straddling the teen years at the same time, I learned early on to not ride every roller coaster ride that they invite me   Read More

This is a continuation of Part 1 which can be viewed here Make a Visible Calendar I grew up the child of a Mary Kay sales director and one of the things I’ll never forget as a child was the weekly calendar posted on our refrigerator every Sunday night. It   Read More