The Older Mum Speaketh*

This past weekend I had the pleasure of talking with a young mom of many Littles.  She had charming children, to be sure.  However, one little guy she clearly identified as “The Handful Boy.”  🙂 Just before speaking to me, she mentioned that he had had a moment in a store recently that had resulted … Continue reading

Blessing our Children

“Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, an abundance of grain and new wine; May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, And … Continue reading

An Anointed Acronym (Okay, so it’s really just a mnemonic device, but doesn’t acronym sound cooler?)

At this time of year, we have quite a bit of ragweed in the air.  I am suspicious that this is also the time of year (or at least it was a few weeks ago when the questions started – poor friends I REALLY haven’t forgotten you!!) that parents struggle with questions and concepts concerning … Continue reading

I’m (finally) growing up!

Do you have a moment when you look back at your youth and know that you just experienced a huge step in your maturity? All of time suddenly stood still and you knew, in that flash of a second, that you had just done something that was significantly more mature than you expected of yourself…and … Continue reading

I’ve only got eyes for you…(and you…and you…)

This week Danica is going to start a discussion on Maiden’s of Modesty about what it means to be pure and remain modest. She and I have been having an email discussion about it. (Keep in mind we have many young ears and while we will instruct our daughters in these things, I’d just as … Continue reading

Pick on somebody your own size, will ya?

First I let y’all tell me “I told you so!” and now, Amy – who should be too tired from just having a baby a few weeks ago is picking on me, too. If you haven’t already, read this one.  See if you don’t have some blood showing somewhere when she’s done.  UGH – All … Continue reading

Don’t be a pain in the neck!

He was a nice enough guy. I’d known him my entire high school “career.” We’d never dated or anything even remotely like that. Although, we had eaten lunch at the same table in the cafeteria a couple times. So, when he called me when he came home from college on Spring break, to ask me … Continue reading

Honor Based Parenting (Chap 6)

Okay Julie – did you get caught up?  😉  Chapter Six. Man, is this killer or what? Did anyone but me feel certain that they ought to send their children to live with the Turansky or Miller family until they were 16 or so? 😉 The skills required for honor based parenting. Oh, easy peasy, … Continue reading

If you haven’t already….

check out the National Center for Biblical Parenting.  Be sure to sign up to receive their parenting tips.  Good stuff!

How is everyone doing

processing what you’re reading so far?  Are you seeing areas that you want to change?  Can you see how to make those changes?  Are you getting a vision for what it means to parent by grace?  Do you see how grace and mercy must be intertwined as we parent? How is the processing going?!!