October 22, 2018

Having a large family requires wise financial strategies. Over the years, we have saved so much money by getting free or nearly free furniture and renovating them. Much of our home furnishings have been acquired this way. 

This gem was found on Freecycle, but I didn't...

October 20, 2018

Every person has their own style and beliefs about raising their children. There are many factors that go into developing these convictions, but one of the biggest is how you were parented. You may parent just like your parents; maybe you do the opposite. Either way, i...

October 20, 2018

I feel so used!

I wish he'd leave me alone.

I can't wait until it is over.

It's gross!

It's embarrassing!

I hate it!

I don't want him to see my body.

Do you come up with every excuse to say "No"? Headache? Too tired?

Do your sexual encounters feel obligatory?

If sex is supposed...

March 19, 2018

Want something fun and life-giving to do with your kids this Easter? Make Resurrection Eggs your new Easter tradition!

Easter is just around the corner! It is so easy to get sidetracked with life's to-do lists, that we miss the opportunity to teach our children about Ch...

January 15, 2018

It was over. The vasectomy surgery was done, and I was filled with regret. 

I knew it had been coming. I was 34 and getting too old to “safely” have children, yet why did I feel so much sadness? If only I could go back in time and somehow stop my husband. That strong c...

October 22, 2017

Parenting teens can often be a time of butting heads and disagreements. Some teens breeze through without this, but others seem to challenge boundaries at every turn. Staying consistent with boundaries while maintaining a positive relationship is crucial during these y...

October 14, 2017

Do you find yourself…

 in line at the drive-thru more often than not? 

eating on the run, grabbing a bite to eat for you and your children to eat on the way to a child’s practice or activity? 

and your family eating whenever and whatever you feel like, everyone on hi...

September 25, 2017

“Mom, what’s for dinner?”

This was the question I dreaded. It made me feel like an inadequate mom. When my kids were younger, our meal repertoire was painfully small, and we were all sick of eating the same things: pizza, grilled cheese, ham steaks and hash brown casser...

August 23, 2017

As school is starting, it is time to reset. Put what didn’t get done during the summer behind you and embrace those moments and things you did well. Then as you begin this fall, let me come along side you.

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