MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me.” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?
“Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms. This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy. Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy. She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in… Continue reading A father’s love
We have all been rejected. It hurts. Some rejections are easier to get over than others. Rejection stinks. Nobody wants to be rejected, but if you are a people-pleaser like me it can make the ‘offense’ so much worse. People-pleasers tend to dwell on things that don’t matter in the long run. I hash over details… Continue reading Are You a People Pleaser?
It has been four years since I have last held you my precious son….. David Even though it was four years ago I can clearly remember the last few minutes of your life. Your breathing had become labored making it more difficult for you to breathe. The tone of your skin was turning blue due… Continue reading Death of a child: Letter to My Son
Procrastination You know that feeling when things pile up and you push them away, saying “I’ll do it another day?” Then you don’t get to it that next day either. Pretty soon, what could have been done in an hour or two is now a bigger issue. It is called procrastination. Procrastination is the act… Continue reading Why Christians Need to Stop Being Hypocrites
11 Tips to Help You Become a Better Listener Have you ever sat completely enamored while somebody told a story and were amazed at their ability to weave the details together? It was probably easy to listen at that point because you’re being entertained. But what about listening in those moments that are not… Continue reading How to Become a Better Listener
My day began when the baby dropped an entire cup of Cheerios all over our stairs. Because I was busy making breakfast, I gave the broom and dust pan to my nine year old son and had asked him to sweep it up. Ten minutes later my son was in the kitchen, sitting on the bar… Continue reading Mommylicious, Chief Receiver of Complaints
My son. Master Lego builder. Creative genius. Entrepreneurial spirit. Mama’s boy. Daddy’s right hand man. Backwards shirt Inside out blue jeans Shoes on wrong feet Socks often worn for days My little man is home sick from school today. He is the kid who runs fresh from the bath right outside to a dirt pile.… Continue reading Raising a son
Life is busy. Life can become chaotic. Too much busyness can cause stress. Stress is not healthy for your mental, emotional, physical, or your spiritual health. How do you unwind? Run? Eat? Pray? Read? Talk to somebody? Sleep? Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still? No… Continue reading Learning to Be Still When You’re Always in a Hurry