Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual - call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates...Read more
Mommies, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.
After 34 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...Read more
Father Knows Best: 4 Surprising Secrets to Raising Kids Who Have an Impact
In light of Father's Day weekend, I wanted to post this article written by my husband of 38 years, Gregory. He's a rare bird in our crazy, mixed-up world; a wholehearted, faith-filled, faithful covenant man who has weathered many storms...Read more
Your Discomfort Zone – Where the Magic Happens
Yesterday I walked into the kitchen to prep my daily green smoothie. I suddenly remembered - facepalm - I was out of power greens and celery. Hmmm. I’m not easily dissuaded, so I shook down the fridge and found baby...Read more
5 Pivotal Truth Bombs to Drop on Your Kids Before They Meet Their ‘Soulmate’
Here in the USA, gittin’ hitched is averaging $25,000 - 30,000 dollars per celebration. Gulp. Great pains are obviously being taken to plan the Big Day, but judging by the dismal outcome of too many of these pricey unions, many...Read more
The Magnifying Mirror of Marriage
When someone next to you is shining brightly, it reveals what needs to change in you. Recently I’ve had a fresh glimpse of the good things in my man…this man I’ve lived with for nearly four decades. His quiet, unabashed...Read more
The Super Power Given to Every Father
“Dad is destiny. More than virtually any other factor, a biological father’s presence in the family will determine a child’s success and happiness.”*1 In 1995 when this quote appeared in a popular news magazine, 68 percent of black children and...Read more
Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.
Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...Read more
This Is Us. What I’m Sure of After 37 Years of Marriage.
Lying in bed tonight, I reached over to touch my Gregory. I felt his warm skin at my fingertips. That same firm, broad muscled shoulder, same manly smell I’ve known for 37 years, and I wanted just to lay there,...Read more