My teen son went back to public school this year after six years of educating at home. The transition took my breath away and kept me on my toes in many ways. First of all - girls. No one tells a mother the truth about these things, or if they do, I haven't been reading their blogs, so here I am ... Read More about An Open Letter to Teen Girls
The ups and downs of parenting my teen son can leave me feeling just plain done. Though I've learned not to struggle with him directly, I often wrestle to know how to mother him these days. I regularly feel the kind of bone tired emotionally draining weariness I haven't experienced since I slept ... Read More about What to do when you are weary of the struggle
Have you been in that place where you seek to improve your time management? Maybe you bought a new calendar/planner started watching productivity webinars, reading articles about work and rest and even engaged in a program to "make over your evenings." I've been there. I'm on a current mission ... Read More about Working from a Place of Rest
Cease striving (towards perfectionistic expectations) and know that I am God ~ Psalm 46:10 Striving. It feels as though this word could describe so much of how I lived this gift of a life for years. Pushing forward, stretching to the mark, I wore myself out. Perfectionism demands everything while ... Read More about When All You See Are God’s Impossible Expectations
We sat together for years, my mentor and I. Facing one another in her family room, we touched the deeper places in my heart together with God. Regularly we came up to an invisible, yet impenetrable, internal wall. It seemed as though nothing would break through when we hit this spot - a place so ... Read More about What Do You Really Believe About God?
Eeyore always was my favorite character in the Winnie-the-Pooh. Even though he tended to be a bit mopey and saw the gloomy side of things, he endeared himself to me. A. A. Milne drew out some classic traits of each personality type as he formed his beloved characters. Three of the animals in the ... Read More about Parenting Your Logical, Orderly Child