Whether your daughter is hanging on your heels right now or begging for some space, there are certain things she needs from you that she might not be verbally expressing – or admitting. I learned about most of these needs a daughter has as I was raising my own daughter, Dana, who is now 24. But the rest I had confirmed to me repeatedly as I … 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 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...
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 […]
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a good portion of my new girlfriend’s family and friends….all at once. Now, I’m pretty solid when it comes to handling my own in situations like this, but I will admit this evening did catch me a little off guard. Despite mentally preparing for the obvious onslaught of […]
HeartCORe Conference 2015 CPC is partnering with 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting to provide a day of fun and learning on November 14. Join us to delve deep into what it looks like to parent with faith, hope, and love. Register online at cpconline.org. Included in the $25.00 registration fee are all keynotes, breakouts, lunch, and […]
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 […]
LOW-FAT Alfredo? Yep. This is so easy even I can (Lori) can make Sommer’s yummy dish! And I love her tips contained in the recipe. Low-fat Chicken Alfredo Potatoes 3 lb. bag of red potatoes (Color is always better than white when buying food.) 8 oz. bag of reduced fat cheese (Any kind you […]
Sometimes my prayers sound like a Nike commercial, “Just do it, God!” My more spiritual plea sounds like this, “Lord, supernaturally intervene in this situation.” Either way, I want my Heavenly Father to swoop in and make everything right. (The qualifier is…Right in my eyes.) I want Him to save my child from a bad […]
As a child Grandpa taught me how to love God, love family, and love others in action not just in words. Grandma taught me to love God’s Word and to love prayer. The combination of their influence greatly impacted my life and made me who I am today. If I had not learned to love […]
August, the month that mixes summer fun with the school frenzy. 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting has great tips, tools, and strategies to make getting back to school a less-stressful transition for students and parents. Use the guide below to choose topics to best meet your family’s needs. From preschoolers to college kids, we’ve got your family […]
Friends, We have the great blessing of having Jennifer Maggio guest blog for us today. With the holiday season approaching at warp speed we thought it might be a good idea to begin thinking about how we can reach out to the single moms in our neighborhood and churches. Jennifer is the founder of The Life of […]
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 […]