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Grace…after the diaper stage

Grace…after the diaper stage

Some days seem picture perfect; most days don’t – especially as a parent.  The reality of the world we live in offers both beauty and struggle to most of our days. Struggle is so often the companion of immaturity in relationships with others. Have you ever noticed that “immature” is only sometimes cute and endearing when children… Continue Reading

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know; me, too. We’ve read the books and blogs detailing the damage that can result from handing your toddler or young child an iPad.  We know the danger that lurks on the internet; we know the social media cites that are invitations for disaster. We’re smart people.  We know! This isn’t a blogpost offering… Continue Reading

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a garden with his Father. His Father loved him very much. The Father created beauty and purpose and delight and rest and inspiration and mystery; He gave these good gifts to His boy. The Father spent time with His son; He gave him good work to do. … Continue Reading

Grace and grocery shopping

Grace and grocery shopping

Young moms are thrilled.  You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the nation as more and more grocery stores are offering the newest attraction in customer service. It used to be a quarter ride on a mechanical horse. You’d hear young parents as they passed the shiny, plastic animal entering the local… Continue Reading

The good and evil of summer

The good and evil of summer

Today’s the last day of June; the summer we longed for is a blast – swimming, friends, no alarm mornings, relaxed routines….ahhhhhh, summer!  And if we’re honest, summer is already a struggle, too.   Maybe we liked some things about routine after all.   How do I keep my sanity and get my children to… Continue Reading