change, children, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, love, parenting

Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

To the man I run by frequently in my neighborhood. You are outside with your kids, fun!  They are running and playing and having a blast!  From time to time they say, "look daddy" and you glance over and smile. Then you look back down, at your phone. To the man sitting next to me… Continue reading Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

anger, change, children, christian faith, discernment, family values, parenting, Perception

A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

We love sports. I especially love tennis because it's one game I get and also enjoy playing. This year was no different. Our family watches as much as we can as the tournament leads towards the finals. Wimbledon is unique in that it is known to be high class. The athletes are even required to… Continue reading A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

children, communication, family values, gratitude, parenting, Perception, processing

Presents! How to give. How to receive. More importantly, how to accept. Today’s pick of the day.

Surely by now you've wrapped at least one gift. You've checked off lists, added to lists, and will likely stress over if you've gotten it all done. "Did I forget anyone? Will they like that gift? Will that new recipe be as good as I hope?" Deep down we hope for the perfect day. The best of… Continue reading Presents! How to give. How to receive. More importantly, how to accept. Today’s pick of the day.

children, communication, family values, gratitude, parenting, Perception, processing

Perfect Families. Beware of the lies! Today’s pick of the day.

It's the season when Christmas cards start arriving daily.  Most look for the best pictures that project the right image of the family. For obvious reasons we choose that one photo that brings us closest to at least looking like that perfect family. The one from the sunny beach, or in front of the lighted tree, or that… Continue reading Perfect Families. Beware of the lies! Today’s pick of the day.

children, family values, gratitude, moms night out, parenting

Parenting! It’s never predictable and sometimes…?!?! Today’s pick of the day.

Ironically the plan was to watch Mom's Night Out. I'd heard it was a funny movie and it was a good day for funny.  I'd picked up dinner, sprawled out on the sofa, and after a deep sigh of relief, sank.  Curling up on the couch I nestled in. All alone. No one home. Me, myself and… Continue reading Parenting! It’s never predictable and sometimes…?!?! Today’s pick of the day.