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A Missouri Compromise

Let’s face it.  Road trips with just my husband for company would look very different from family road trips.  We would listen to different things while driving, we would eat different kinds of foods, and we would make different stops.  We would definitely make a lot fewer bathroom stops. I’m not complaining.  I’m just acknowledging […]

Please Fix Your Kids

“My son’s impulse control was a disaster,” my friend told me. “He couldn’t not push a button, run the water, poke the red ant.” I was sympathetic. “My son was incapable of sitting still while someone talked to him.” We were chatting about the days when our children were young—back when we both realized that […]

Reality: Escape It or Embrace It

Our household frequently encounters the notions of expectations, reality, and contentment with circumstances. When my kids complain about boredom, excessive chores, exorbitant school work, and insufficient play time, I feel tempted to lecture them about their lack of gratitude, remind them how blessed they are, and instruct them how they ought to rise above minor […]

T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak

Spending a large quantity of time together as a family is a wonderful thing.  We love the chance to develop relationships and make memories together. Conversely, we have a lot of time to get on each others’ nerves too!  And say hurtful things to each other.  In all of this, there are learning opportunities and […]