My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

My 17-year-old daughter has been awarded an academic scholarship to the university she’s attending this fall. But she wasn’t mentioned in the assembly the high school held last week honoring scholarship recipients. She’s leaving high school with a 3.9 GPA, but she won’t receive any honors. She quietly walked away from school yesterday, and didn’t … Continue reading My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

12 reasons why I want to be a better Grown-up

A young mother who was recently put into leadership of our church women’s group told me she was worried that she didn’t “adult” properly on her first Sunday in charge, but I assured her that she displayed a great deal of “adultery” at church. (She’s still hesitant to speak to me.) I was proud of … Continue reading 12 reasons why I want to be a better Grown-up

One parent’s response to Time’s “The Childfree Life”

"When having it all means not having children." I read that subtitle from Time Magazine’s “The Childfree Life” and I thought: When did having it all mean becoming as self-centered as the two-year-olds these non-parents sneer at? Then I thought:  When did having it all become the purpose of life? I don’t think that’s a … Continue reading One parent’s response to Time’s “The Childfree Life”