By: Lauren Tankle When painting the walls of our children’s room we often choose the color either based on the child’s preference or the color that will match with our existing furniture, but is there more to our children’s bedroom wall color psychologically than we are aware of? I’ve compiled a list of colors … More Paint Colors for Your Child’s Personality
By: Melanie Anderson I walk through the grocery store every week and see the same stressed faces on parents with toddlers. I used to be this way. First, it would start with a pit in my stomach the morning of. Then, a “you can do this” pep talk to myself on the car ride there. … More A Mom’s Guide to Grocery Shopping with a Toddler
By: Melanie Anderson Dear Daughter, Sometimes my words are not sympathetic and you think I have never walked in your shoes. Time and life experiences have given me something that I wish I had when I was 15, knowledge and power. I know we must make our own mistakes in order to get where … More Dear Daughter, Some Wisdom From the Future
By: Sandy Churchill Upon returning from a recent game conference in Columbus, Ohio, our family was encouraged and recharged from life’s stresses—thanks to three and a half days of games, games, and more games. These are not video games—nor are they the simple-stream variety of Monopoly, Checkers, or Candyland. They are European-style board games of … More Let the Games Begin!
By: Kathy Trainor I am a mom … I am a mom of 2 boys. Boys are busy, rough, and tough. As are girls and any other knee high beings that we call children. I know you want coffee. I am here for the same reason, but don’t worry! Your little seven month old can talk … More Enjoy Your Coffee
By: Carolyn Coleman Some mothers pick up her baby as soon as she hears a cry; some mothers turn and walk away. Both mothers love their children, but express their love in different ways. In my years of working and always sharing day to day thoughts on how we raise our kids, I’ve learned that … More Mothering Across Cultures
By: Carolyn Coleman I recently joined a women’s bible study group. First of all, I must say that it is not your typical bible study class. One of the first topics we discussed was, “What are your natural gifts?” Before this question was asked, I never really thought about my gifts. Honestly, I didn’t think I … More What Are Your Gifts?
By: Jessica Aldred At 2:11 am, exactly 10 days after I delivered my perfect, healthy and gorgeous baby boy that I sat straight up in my bed and couldn’t breath. There was no nightmare, no pain from my c-section or anything really legitimate that woke me that night. It was just an all out panic that … More Postpartum Depression
By: Jessica Aldred As parents of a school-age child and a preschooler, my husband and I often struggle with how to discipline or reward each of them without impacting the other. For instance, if we’ve promised an outing to a fun family location but my four-year-old has had a particularly bad day, it’s a tough … More Reward System
By: Rachel Ventura If you have kids, I’m going to assume you’ve heard of a little movie called Frozen. Actually, I’m going to assume you know every word to every song, or maybe even every word in the entire movie. I know I do. Both of my children are head over heels in love with … More Frozen