August 19, 2017

Teaching Our Children to Apologize

Dec31

Cultivating a heart of forgiveness in our children begins with the modeling that occurs in the home. Growing up in an environment where I often heard “I’m sorry” from my parents allowed me to begin understanding the true nature of an apology. Many of my friends have shared that they never received a true apology from their parents, and therefore have continued to struggle with giving apologies as an adult.

Beginning to teach the importance of apologies, and model for our children how to apologize is something that can’t begin early enough. My personal mothering is constantly in process…

Waiting

Nov9

Sitting in the terminal, I love to people watch, don’t you? Watching so many different people, personalities, colors, life choices, attitudes, and reactions, makes me wonder where their peace is found. Delays happen. Often, delays are neutral, but sometimes, they […]

I’m leavin’ on a jet plane…

Nov8

don’t know when I’ll be back again. 🙂 Right now, I’m in an airplane heading for Ecuador with my precious sister in love. What a privilege to witness first hand a miracle in the making. I can’t wait to introduce […]

Are you a “Yes Mom?”

Jul15

In a culture that screams “Yes” to everyone and everything that the world has to offer, I am a mean mom that says “No” quite often. “No” to ideology that says truth is relative. “No” to many movies, music and […]

Welcome to Truth Talk Live Visitors

Jun4

Truth Talk Live Today’s Issues, From a Biblical Perspective! If you are landing here from Truth Talk Live’s Radio Program – Welcome! I thoroughly enjoyed my spontaneous interview with Stu. I hope that you will pour yourself a cup of […]

Do you know your worth?

May13

Many of you “know” me as a woman passionate about frugal homemaking – yard sales, coupon cutting, frugal fashions, and crazy bedlam moments. I love to have fun and act all crazy. But I also desire this blog to be […]

Please remind me…

Mar11

It’s just been one of those weeks. Please remind me… that the days are long, but the years are short. Please remind me… that when I am old and gray, I will miss not having a moment to go to […]

It only takes a moment…

Dec11

The deafening screaming and thrilling excitement of this final score, which sent our team to this Saturday’s Superbowl, was silenced when my son, the center (#51), was left lying motionless in the middle of the field. An angry opposing player […]

Pop Warner Superbowl…is youth sports worth it?

Dec1

What I am going to briefly describe will be hard to believe…yep…feel free to shake your head along with me. For the last four months, I have been a football mom… 4 days a week…all day Saturday…every Saturday… This sports […]

To drink or not to drink…

Oct23

We spend countless hours with our Middle School/High School aged sons talking about choices.One of my responsibilities as a parent is not only to love, inspire, nurture, etc, etc. , but to give them the tools of learning, and the […]

Honesty and Character Building

Oct17

Weekly Inspirations: The Heart of Honesty When ever I speak on building character in one’s children, my home evolves into one mad science lab where my children squeak like guinea pigs, and I am the wicked scientist whose head detaches […]

The Cozy Factor

Sep29

The cuddly, cozy factor just oozed from my bed. I was enveloped in my own hiatus…a haven amidst this simple place I call home. I was snuggled up with a riveting book (which hasn’t happened much since I started blogging), […]

The Little Things…

Aug27

For those who frequent my blog, you know that one of my passions is CHOOSING JOY. I love to celebrate the simple things, and stimulate the senses. It is by taking your everyday rituals, and turning them into something meaningful, […]