Parenting Now


  • A Letter to My Child’s Teacher: On the Day I Decide to Homeschool May 16, 2016 It’s not you, it’s me. In our time together, I have watched you help grow my child into the learner that he is today. I have experienced ...
  • A Servants Heart: Serving with Gladness April 30, 2016 I woke, startled by a shrill noise, while the house was still dark. A little girl wet her bed and I needed to help her, ...
  • Seeds: Until the Day the Fruit Comes April 1, 2016 She takes time to plant, carefully placing seeds in tender hearts. Watering the seeds, she waits for the plants to poke their heads through the ...
  • Decisions: The Sum of it All March 26, 2016 “Just one. I can eat one,” I reasoned. One cookie wouldn’t bring my diet to a halt. I live on food restrictions all day it ...
  • Dumbo: In the Eyes of the Beholder February 4, 2016 The movie Dumbo┬ástarted a second time. The potatoes I was slicing had taken more time than I realized and my pace hurried once again. ┬áThe ...
  • Trials: Continue to Refine Me February 4, 2016 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces ...
  • The Cry of My Heart: Honest Emotions January 25, 2016 “Mama, why are you crying” I must cry a lot because this question comes from my little ones often and causes me to pause. I pause ...
  • Missing Ingredient: If I Do Not Have Love January 24, 2016 It happens all the time, not always in baking, my cooking too; Forgetting ingredients is part of it. Sometimes it’s sugar, sometimes it’s liquid, and sometimes ...
  • Enemy At the Door: Guard Your Heart January 15, 2016 The day started like any other. Hitting snooze too many times we were in a rush to get out the door. The unseasonably warm weather was ...
  • What Now :My default reactions and the truth my kids hear January 12, 2016 He came to me again, for like the hundredth time. Ok, I exaggerate, but the number of times we have to talk about my child’s ...
  • Under Pressure December 17, 2015 Not wanting to waste a second of time, we climbed out quickly, desperately trying to be on time for church. As the seatbelt came open, ...
  • Newness Fades December 5, 2015 After his birth we came home a family of three. We were trembling with fear and excitement as we opened the front door of the ...
  • Broken Pieces December 4, 2015 Something deep inside broke that day. Something I couldnt name or put to words.  But I took the pieces and put them deep in my pocket ...
  • My Help November 19, 2015 I lift my eyes up to the hills where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD maker of heaven and earth.  The ...
  • Bad Mom November 18, 2015 The play date ended poorly. The children were not sharing and the conversation was going nowhere productive.  I left embarrassed and defeated trying my best to ...