“When I see my kids playing, skipping, and finding joy in their innocence and childhood, that is when I feel truly rewarded.”Read More
Are raising a family and growing a garden similar? I have found they are and here’s why: too much attention makes roots weak. Not enough encourages weeds to grow.Read More
This family remembers their sweet dog after her passing. Read more about their story.Read More
Pam's painting took a photo that held much pain for me, as a sixty-year-old grandma with regrets, and turned it into such a joyful experience for me with my son and his children.Read More
The rush of emotions of watching your baby take vows and get married are bittersweet. Where did the time go?Read More
Do you have a daughter? How do you feel when you hear the phrase “teenage girls”? Read what this commissioned piece taught me about raising girls through the teen years.Read More
According to a study done by the U.S. Bureau of Labor in 2016, as our kids get older we play with them less and less. In fact, the time we spend playing with them decreases from almost an hour to between five and 18 minutes. The time we spend reading with them is even lower.
I say we fight back. Our children are only in our home for a short time. They look to us for their values, their self worth, their view of the world, and most of all their feeling of love and security. We need to put the time we spend with them higher up on our priority list.Read More