3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

I’ve always known that parenthood is how God teaches us to be like Him, but now that I’ve been at it for 25 years, I feel like I’m finally understanding some of those aspects. For example: 1) God WANTS to hear from us. Wherever, whenever. I know this, because currently our family is spread over … Continue reading 3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

If you could give your younger self a message from the future, what would it be?

That’s how I felt two days ago, and wondered if I could. Allow me to back up a bit. My blog is a little late this week, because I spent a few days in a hospital two hours away assisting my oldest daughter with her second born, and then with her toddler son. When her … Continue reading If you could give your younger self a message from the future, what would it be?

Parenthood, summed up in one horrible bathroom incident

My four-year-old is my youngest of nine children. You’d think that after 25 years of being a mom, I’d be an expert, but you’re never an expert, I’ve decided. Especially when it comes to potty-training. With our first child, I took the excellent advice to “not rush it.” This was the early 90s when having … Continue reading Parenthood, summed up in one horrible bathroom incident

We adults have ruined the world for our kids

Once again someone has sent me a trite old email about “How great things were in the past!” and “How awful things are today!” Surely you’ve seen these before, the less-than-subtle comparison that when we were kids we knew how to be kids, unlike kids today who are pathetic pansies. However, there are two major … Continue reading We adults have ruined the world for our kids

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”