January 2015

The King’s Crown

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, was a kingdom ruled by an average man. In his early years, he fought many battles bravely, winning the hand of a beautiful queen. Now, he woke every day and did the work of the king, nothing more, nothing less. All the while, his beautiful queen kept the castle running, trained the prince and princess in their royal roles, and planned extravagant [Read more...]

Guiding Your Child’s Heart From Darkness to Light

My sweet little Baby Bear is a pretty good sleeper.  He likes to lay down at night and roll onto his tummy, bury his head down like a hedgehog, and snuggle with Pappy and Snuggie.  He prefers to lay in the bed instead of being rocked to sleep.  A little white noise and he’s out. Unless it is 2 a.m.  Then he wants his Pappy, Snuggie, and his mama.  In the rocker, please. Several months [Read more...]

What I Did Instead

I had a long list of things to do today. They were pretty important as far as keeping house goes. I worked the last few days at the hospital which is out of the ordinary for me. I have a few days of chores to catch up on. I am approximately 4 loads behind on laundry. Not counting the pile on my bed that needs to be folded and the pile on the ironing board that needs to be ironed. My children have [Read more...]

4 New Year’s Goals for Kids

The new year is often a time for reflection and projection.  We take stock of how well we did life in the last 12 months.  We make a list of things we want to change or new things to try.  We are conditioned to do this through years of magazine articles, water-cooler talk, and first-of-the-year sermons. For kids, January 1 is just another day to be out of school.  It means talking their way [Read more...]