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    Advertising and your Children (The Better Mom post)

    Today, I’m over at The Better Mom.  I’m talking about how advertising affects our children and what we can do to protect our families from negative messages about consumption. In a world of complete over-indulgence, it’s time to start changing the way we look at our lives and our…

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    Growing up Slowly in a Too-Fast World…

    We are clinging to our children.  We want them to grow up slowly…  We’re keeping them away from negative influences like popular music, television, kid-marketed movies, commercials, the Mall, kid-stores, and the list goes on. That’s right, our family doesn’t go to the Mall. We are choosing to stand…

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    Not By Chance

    This week, we’ve been studying the Solar System.  What a reminder of just how small we really are.  Never mind our province, country, continent… no, we’re comparing ourselves to the GALAXY. The vast, mysterious Universe created by God’s very breath.  I’m awed at the magnitude of God’s size, strength, ability. …

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    Dressing to Attract (Post at The Better Mom)

    Today I’m talking about modesty over at the Better Mom… I mean, what are we to do with culture when it comes to what we wear? As Moms, how do we honor God, our children, our husbands, and ourselves? Where do we stand in this mess that says ‘hot…

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    Hope for the Lonely Mom…

    I remember when our eldest was a baby – I was young, unprepared, and felt exasperated most of the time. To describe me as a ‘nervous new Mom’ would be huge understatement. I mean, I would leap out of bed like a shot when our son but whimpered. I…

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    Hope for the Lonely Mom…

    I remember when our eldest was a baby – I was young, unprepared, and felt exasperated most of the time. To describe me as a ‘nervous new Mom’ would be huge understatement. I mean, I would leap out of bed like a shot when our son but whimpered. I…

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    The Stranger in My Living Room

    The Stranger in my Living Room came into our house by routine. He wasn’t ever invited, but he just seemed to always be there. It was a way of life – I was used to it. I didn’t really like him or trust him, but I was afraid to…

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    Dare to Let Them Grow up Slow.

    Children are growing too fast, period.  For a while, it was something to scoff at or roll our eyes about.  It seemed pretty innocent at first, with a few brand name companies offering children’s lines.  But there’s more to the story. Kids growing up fast is really about the…