Gardening a Child’s Life: harvesting the sweetest fruit on the planet!
My daughter-in-law has always had a passion for gardening. This year she’s gone all out, studying, planning and growing what’s termed a square foot garden in multiple raised boxes built by her hubby. The more I reflect on raising my...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
Why Summer ‘School’ is for Every Kid!
Here in the USA the natives are restless in schools across the nation as they wrap up their studies this month and anticipate a lengthy summer break from the monotony of classroom routine. How we define 'school' and 'education' is...Read more
What Lies Beneath
While I was doing my laundry in the basement with quarters, I buried my face in the fragrance of hubby’s clean shirts and felt thankful. At the moment, I live in a big old drafty urban apartment building. I wash...Read more
Who Is That Little One Sleeping in His Bed?
Happy 32nd to our second born son, Benjamin! Who is that little guy sleeping in his bed? Is he a doctor, a lawyer, a CEO, a trash collector, a manager, a pastor, a landlord? Who will he become? Where will...Read more
Live Life this Summer!
There are days when my heart is so full, it could burst. Today is one of those days. Because… I’ve been busy living life and pausing most of the rest. We live in the Pacific Northwest - good lawwwwd this...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
Parenting: The Priceless Treasure Hiding in the Everyday
Some mothers seem to sail through, knowing just what to do and when. Never obsessing about the details. Not me. I am Queen of Obsession. I can fixate on any minute detail – your choice. Just ask my kids. I’ll...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
7 [Hugely Impactful] Points to Consider as You Raise a Daughter
What kind of daughters are we raising?? With gushing pride over the gifts, abilities, and beauty of their girls, it seems parents can lose their heads when it comes to raising daughters. Here are 7 keys to consider as you...Read more