Have you ever been to a butterfly house? The Butterfly Pavillion is just fifteen minutes down the road so when my kiddos were little, we went there all the time. As soon as I’d paid the entrance fee, my children would run straight for Rosie, the tarantula, and bravely allow her to walk across the palm of their little hands. Next we’d hit the ocean … Read More...
Back-to-school season is always an intense time of adjustment, but it takes on a whole different level of stress when your child has an autism spectrum disorder. This year our youngest child, who has a school diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder, is transitioning into her first year of high school. To say we are nervous is more than an … Read More...
By now you have no doubt filled up your summer with lots of entertaining, yet your dinner ideas may be dwindling as our season winds down. Here is one of my favorite meals to serve friends, Chicken Gyros with Tzayziki. It’s casual, healthy, delicious, and appeals to kids and adults alike. It can be served family style, which is my favorite way to … Read More...
Hold on, mamas of toddlers. Hold onto your toddler and enjoy the days of innocence. Treasure the dirty hands and wet kisses. Camp in the land of scribbled drawings and teachable moments. Love those little ones hard... while they let you. It's gonna get harder. And, your love will hurt. [Tweet "#Love those little ones hard... while … Read More...
Have you ever been to a butterfly house? The Butterfly Pavillion is just fifteen minutes down the road so when my kiddos were little, we went there all the time. As soon as I’d paid the entrance fee, my children would run straight for Rosie, the tarantula, and bravely allow her to walk across the […]
Clutter takes many shapes and forms. We find clutter in… Our living spaces Relationships Emotions Our schedules Our inbox Our mind or thoughts The clutter that I constantly battle is the clutter of the mind. I continually run through lists in my mind of things I need to accomplish. When I had 4 children, a […]
Plato may have said “Nothing . . . is worthy of great anxiety” but he didn’t have to deal with the Washington, DC traffic. Driving in traffic here drives us crazy—but sometimes it’s our marriage that is stuck in the fast lane. When we have too much to do and too little time often it’s […]
There’s a terrorist running loose nearby, desiring to behead, burn, and bash our children. This terrorist is not Islamic, clad in black, or carrying a gun. This terrorist is called pornography. It’s clad in nothing, literally, and it wants to take over your child’s life. Consider the following statistics: Average age of first view of […]
As a child I remember picking stalks of rhubarb from my mom’s garden, snapping off the massive leaves, and heading to the house to rinse off the dirt. My mom would pour sugar into a small paper cup. I’d head outside to savor my treat. Okay, in kid terms it was a treat, raw rhubarb […]
What’s at the CORe of your parenting? Join members of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team at the 2015 HeartCORe Conference to delve into love, 1 Corinthians 13 love. Six members of the 1C13P team will present on faith, parenting, marriage, and education. SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendar now! Saturday, November 14 Christ Presbyterian […]
Friends, We have the great privilege of having Pastor Lisa Shaw guest post for us today. She is a mom and a grandmom, who has a love for the Lord and a huge desire to pass along a legacy of faith to her grandkids. Be blessed by her warmth and wisdom. Lori & Becky … when […]
Being a parent is a special blessing but it’s not easy by any means! Parenting comes with a lot of questions. Look around your home. Are there many items without a manual or at least a set of directions? Yet children come into the world without instructions! Thank heaven for God’s Word. The Bible gives […]
Friends, We have the blessing of having Misty Honnold, from The Single Mom KC, join us today. She is a single mom of four and she offers great holiday advice. With faith, hope, and love, Lori & Becky ______________ ‘Tis the season to be jolly…Fa la la, humbug! God is the God of celebration. He […]
Home & Holidays
Spring is in the air! And among other things, that means it’s time to do some cleaning up. Spring cleaning can be a very gratifying job, and a great opportunity to teach your kids to pitch in and help around the house. Here are three quick and easy chores your kids can help with this […]