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Parenting Without Fear

Parenting Without Fear

I was twenty years old and standing all by myself on a bus in Seoul, Korea.  All by myself, except for the teen girl whom I had met minutes earlier. She would be hosting me in her non-English speaking home.  As I stared out the window at the billboards that seemed to...

The Greatest of These…

Though I speak with the tongues of toddlers and teenagers,  and have not charity,  I become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  (cymbal? really?…every mom knows how annoying that is!)    And though I have a college degree and teaching certificate,...

Large Family Organization…Laundry

Oh the dreaded laundry!  It is not at the top of my list of enjoyable activities.  I will also admit that the only laundry that I enjoy folding is the little baby clothes.  They are quick, easy, and cute:)  But baby laundry soon gives way to toddler, child, and teen...

On Character and Idols

I have come to the conclusion that the older we get the more we realize our shortcomings.  I would say that I have become more wretched over time but I believe that I have always been as wretched as I am right now.  As a teen and young adult, I thought I had it pretty...

Four Keys to a Successful First Day of (Home)School

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when…*school supplies are set out in the front of every store*parents fight the crowds with a supply list in hand*children’s wardrobes are spruced up with new school clothes/shoes…or uniforms*parents...