Family

Postpartum Depression-My Story

In the weeks after my daughter was born the anxiety, mood swings, and exhaustion were different than the mild “baby blues” I’d had with my first child. I didn’t know what to call it at the time.

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ABCs of Christian Parenting

This article was published more than 20 years ago in Christian Parenting Magazine. It is still relevant today. I hope it brings clarity to your role as a parent.

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Back to School

Preface: This post is based on my experience as a stay-at-home mother. Having also spent time as a mom who works outside the home, I realize that each lifestyle presents its own set of unique challenges. Whatever your current circumstances, I hope through this post you will gain a new perspective on the role of a stay-at-home-mom. Many of you are sending your children back into the classrooms as the

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On Their Own

Thirteen years ago this fall we helped our first child move into his college dorm. Eleven years ago we helped our last child move into her dorm. Both experiences were tough for me. It was hard to leave a child on their own. We had worked hard to raise them well, under the nurture, protection and guidance of a Christian home. Not a perfect home, mind you. Lots of mistakes

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Above All Else

Several years ago, my husband and I encountered a crisis in our marriage that almost destroyed us.  I thought for quite a while that our marriage would not survive. During that time, I drew near to God for strength to endure because I knew I didn’t have the strength to continue on my own. Through many tears and questions to God about how this could possibly happen to us, I

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Children Learn What They Live

When I was growing up, I remember a small poster that made the move with us from house to house. It was usually somewhere in the kitchen or taped to the laundry room door. On the poster was a poem called “Children Learn What They Live”. It was originally written in 1954. What I liked about the poem was how simple it seemed at the time.  Children Learn What They

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For Better or For Worse

My husband and I have been married for more than 30 years.  Along the way we have been through many ups and downs. Some easy, happy times and some very hard, devastating times. Although we are the same people we were when we married, we’ve both grown and changed over the years. So if you think you’ll get used to your spouse after a year or two and then it

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Greatest Job in the World

(Disclaimer: As Mother’s Day approaches, I know many may be grieving the loss of a mother or child. Some women never had children by choice, and others through no choice of their own. I don’t want to be insensitive to women whose experience is different than mine. But I do want to celebrate motherhood for all that it is to me. These are my personal thoughts for what they are

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