First Kiss…. Lost

First Kiss…. Lost

How many of us remember our first kiss? Not the “boys chase girls/girls chase boys” elementary playground kisses coupled with giggles and dares, and spitting out the “cooties” afterward, but the excitement-building, “will you meet me after school” hand-written note...

For Our Daughters…

A letter to a young girl, in the midst of becoming a young woman. ____________________________________________________________ I believe there is a power that women hold, that is as old as the earth itself, and is never ending.  It is passed through the lifeblood of...

Five Ways to Get Stinky Kids

My kids stink, today anyway. They smell like sweat, dirt, grime; the kind of kid-smell that says they’ve been running hard, playing rough, non-stop all-day-long kind of playing. They smell like kids are supposed to smell. Kids don’t smell nearly dirty enough these...

Honesty From the Inside Out: A 1-2-3 on How to Equip Our Children

My kids and I have a lot of long talks. We talk about things like who we want to be in the world, friendships, differences in beliefs and religions, personal responsibility, diversity, and qualities that are important to us. I love hearing their innocent and naturally...

Bullying–a Cycle of Abuse

Talking to our children about bullying definitely makes it more real, doesn’t it? When we begin to see our kids concern, hear their questions, feel their fear? And how we navigate those tender topics will have a lot to do with how our children respond to the idea, and...