February 27, 2020

     Behind her cart she slowly crept,

Her eyes tell of bitter times she wept.

     Her fingers gnarled and now bent tight,

Worked hard for others many a night.

     The pain she’s had, such horrid sorrow,

How’d she live through her lost tomorr...

January 16, 2020

Some years ago, I read this news article. It’s about a sixteen year old girl, who wore an “inappropriate” dress to a school dance. The dress had no sleeves and the teen’s shoulders were bare. A chaperone made her cover the dress. The teen wore a coat all night....

December 16, 2019

 Life's problems, whether it's grief parenting, work or whateever can become all encompassing. If we aren't careful problems will set a negative tone for our household, maybe even our lives. Home will become a constant battle ground, where stress rules.

That's why we n...

December 16, 2019

Even Santa is stressed out at Christmas. Although he has all year to prepare, he finds himself needing help and support on those days right before Christmas. 

Image by Free Photos, by Piaibay

Delivering gifts to picky teenagers become more difficult every year. Last year...

November 25, 2019

If we wait for the turkey to get done, the house to be perfect, and guests to arrive, before we start celebrating, we will miss the greater part of Thanksgiving celebration.  We have missed out on most of Thanksgiving joy, while waiting for that one defining moment - w...

November 7, 2019

I looked at my baby girl, and had not a clue of how to help her get from where she was, one day old, to where she was going, eighteen years old and beyond. I thought about all that would happen from one day old to eighteen years old, and it was positively scary. I didn...

September 29, 2019

Why don't teens talk to parents?

There are several reasons that teens won't talk to parents. Oh yes, they talk, but too many don't talk in any meaningful way. There may be some natural barriers that prevent communication, and there may be some parenting behaviors that...

September 19, 2019

The last words any parent wants to hear are - "Your child is sick!" That's bad enough, but parents especially don't want to hear that the illness is chronic or life threatening. When this happens a parents' world has just been

turned upside down. What was super importan...