You Want Me to Love Who?

 (Loving Others: Part 2)

What if we really showed love like Jesus did? Not in rhetoric or legislation, but by stooping down, reaching out and lifting people up.

Love Your Neighbors Whether They’re “Naughty” or “Nice” Let’s be real, some people make it easy to love them while others stretch us a little more. (Okay, sometimes a lot more.)  It’s usually not hard to love those who are similar to us. What about the people we disagree with, who have offensive values or […]

The One Question All Christians Must Ask

 Loving Others: Part 1

"What would Jesus do?" isn't what you should be asking. Ask this question instead!

A Better Question I turned off all my news notifications. There’s too much upsetting information to digest. I have been thinking and sharing some disparaging opinions of others. My inability to comprehend why some people act the way they do tempts me to write them off as idiots.  If people want to be treated humanely, […]

You CAN Homeschool in High School

The Importance of Developing Your Student to be an Independent Learner

The key to homeschooling in high school is to develop your student to be an independent learner.

Many homeschool parents get intimidated when their teens enter high school. Homeschooling up through junior high was great, but now the stakes seem a lot higher and the pressure feels a lot greater.  Some families decide to send their children to public or private school for high school and if that’s what works for your […]

Update on my Book: Stand Strong

Yes, I'm still writing it!

Celebrate with me! Chapter one is done!

Celebrate with me as I do a little happy dance.  After nearly five years of studying and note-taking and one year of organizing those ideas into chapters, I have finally completed my rough draft of my very first chapter of my very first book!  And chapter 2 is on the verge of being finished.  It’s […]

I Don’t Wait Anymore

Book Review and Giveaway

I Don't Wait Anymore

Life has a way of turning out differently than we expected, doesn’t it?  When God takes us in a direction we never thought we’d go, it’s easy to get confused and discouraged.  What do we do when God doesn’t come through the way we thought he would and we find ourselves on a path we […]

You Did What?!

6 Ways to Help Your Teens When They Blunder

6 Ways to Help Your Teens When They Blunder

Learning how to behave like a mature responsible adult is hard work.  The transition from child to adult is fraught with opportunities for foibles and failures, missteps and misunderstandings.  As parents, it’s our job to guide our teens through this turbulent time so they can learn from their mistakes and grow in wisdom.  We have […]

Receive Your Teen as a Gift

How to encourage your teen's God-given identity (even when it's not what you thought it would be.)

Do you ever look at your teen and think, “Where did this person come from?  She’s nothing like me at all!”  Sometimes being a good parent means we have to lay aside our own preconceived plans and dreams. Often, we just have to get out of their way and let them become who God created […]

Link Up with Mommy Moments!

I’m excited to be a guest host for the Mommy Moments Link-Up this week.  If you have a blog post to share, you can add your link to the group.  Whether you have a post to share or not, you can browse a bunch of great posts from other bloggers by following the links below. […]

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Working Out

Exercise Consistently Even if You're Too Busy

Do you want to workout more consistently, but can't find the time? Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Finding time to exercise is one of the greatest fitness challenges we busy mommies face.  As I tell my children whenever they’ve lost something and expect me to magically produce it for them, “It won’t find you.  You have to go find it.”  The same thing applies to working out.  The time to make it […]

Easy Ways to Drink More Water

How to Hydrate Frequently

Drinking enough water doesn't have to involve complicated math or bland water. Here are easy and yummy tips to help you drink more water every day.

This post is the second part of the why and how of staying well hydrated.  If you missed the first part, read why water is so important to every other part of your health here.  Now that we are motivated to drink more water, we are going to talk about how to get it done. […]