I am usually behind the camera so the few pictures we do have of me are poorly timed shots where my face is distorted and makes for a comical picture. While I would love to have some professionally done shots to post on my author page, for now I have to settle for silly selfies… Continue reading Why I will no longer be doing selfies….as if the picture was not proof positive enough.
Short on time and money, but looking for ways to spend quality time with your child? Need to bond but don’t want to break the bank? Take a long walk. Use the time to talk. No phones. No electronics. Walk side by side with your child. See here for ideas on how to engage your child… Continue reading How to spend quality time with your child
Sometimes I just need to laugh. My life could be described as hectic or crazy at times. I choose humor whenever I can. It makes my life easier. As a parent I do not get to choose what my children say or do and it can make for some funny moments, like these: You ever… Continue reading Awkward Moments as a Mom
Last week my five year old daughter Kelsey was standing behind me on my office chair as I was working on the blog. She was playing beauty shop with my hair and asking questions. Little background first, there were only three of us home. The baby was napping and Kelsey and I were in the… Continue reading Going home with Jesus
A quick glimpse at practically any clothing store and you can quickly determine there are some very skimpy styles out there. Skintight and short tops. Sheer clothing is very popular right now. Cleavage-bearing tops and booty hugging bottoms grace the racks of both stores and females of all ages alike. And if you are like me… Continue reading Modest swimsuit options for girls, 'tweens, and teens
According to the Detroit Free Press, authorities are investigating a Central Michigan University hazing incident in which a member of an off-campus fraternity smeared peanut butter on the face of a student with a peanut allergy while he was passed out. “He could have been killed,” Teresa Seely, the mother of now-former-CMU student Andrew Seely, wrote in… Continue reading Peanut Allergies and the Dance of Death
I have a large family, six of whom are children. In this family we are a team. We often work together or independently for the greater good of our team. We serve each other, often reluctantly, but nonetheless. My husband and I believe that our children will benefit from hard work, routine, and serving… Continue reading Chores and children
These days I look at my delightful thirteen year old daughter and realize how much she has matured and grown into a beautiful young lady. Long gone are the days when she used to have me carry her around and play dolls with her. Of course, she still plays with Barbies on occasion and on… Continue reading How to Engage Your Teens in Conversation: 15 Unique Questions to Ask Your Teen