It was the summer before my son's freshman year in high school, and he had one request of me: "Mom, can I join the football team?" With my whole heart I wanted to abruptly say, "NO!". I didn't want to deal with injuries, particularly head trauma. I didn't want to deal with the secular influence … Continue reading Allowing the Lord to Say No to Your Children
I remember the moment so clearly. I was a mom of three small boys ages 4, 3, and 1. It was a beautiful spring day so the boys and I packed up the stroller to walk down to our park. As the older boys ran and jumped and played, I pushed my giggling little guy … Continue reading How the Time Flies
There they were in the local Walmart. Two young siblings arguing over a toy. Tempers were flaring, voices were raising, and then, it happened. One of the little tots smacked her sister in the face and grabbed the toy away. A somewhat embarrassed and aggravated mother quickly took the young offender by the arm, pulled … Continue reading Should Children Be Forced to Say Sorry?
Our family is in full-on Olympic mode. We've allotted a bit of time each evening to watch some of the events together as a family. We recently scrolled through a list of the events, and the boys were shocked to see medal bearing competitions in badminton, trampoline, and ping-pong...I mean table tennis. We decided to … Continue reading Allowing Our Children to Feel the Sting of Losing
I remember having a conversation with a college friend about what our future plans after graduation were. I wanted a big city job, with a big city paycheck, and big list of accomplishments. I wanted to dress in my tailored suits, carry a briefcase, commute to New York, and have the corner office. Married … Continue reading From the Corporate World to Motherhood
Last year I took some time to write about my experience with undiagnosed Lyme Disease. I've decided to dedicate the next few blog posts to discussing Lyme Disease as it relates to children. It's one thing when we experience illness ourselves, but it can be downright heart-wrenching to watch a loved one battle illness, especially … Continue reading Children and Lyme Disease – Part I