Sharing the Load for Back to School
After a pandemic-filled year, back to school is offering its own challenges. But sharing the load with your spouse might be the key to surviving.
Stressed Kids: 4 Questions to Ask Them
School closings, changes to home and learning routines, and anxious parents. Right now, even the most resilient children can turn into stressed kids.
Working With Kids at Home During COVID-19
Crusted cereal bowls. Kitchen counter desks. Bed sheet forts just out of conference call camera view...How do we keep up working with kids at home?
How to Homeschool During Quarantine
Even if you’ve never done this sort of thing before, you can trust your instincts about what your child needs. No one knows your child like you do.
Making Your Home a Sanctuary for Your Family
You can make your home a place of peace and safety for you and your spouse and kids. Here are some ways to create the setting.
How to Not Lose It on Your Kids After a Stre...
I shudder at the times I’ve acted irritably toward my kids because I was still stressed from work. How do we come home as the loving parents we want to be?
Can You Balance Work and Family
When we learned that the nature of parenting is sacrifice, we went from trying to have it all to having everything that matters.
25 Tips for Avoiding Mom Burnout
A list for those who—like me—struggle with overcommitting and overworking.
Teaching Your Child How to Manage Busyness
Getting a grip on schedules and activities is a gift that will never lose its value.
Which Way Is Your Deck Chair Facing
Many Christians have not taken a strong look at what they believe in.
Caught in a Tug of War
Parents often feel tired from fighting the influences of the culture, but let me encourage you to hang on.
22 Ways to Really Listen to Your Children
Be patient. Don’t complete their sentences. Let them finish, even if it seems they are rambling. Don’t interrupt. Face your child and make eye contact. Lean forward, if you’re seated, to show you’re interested. Take advantage of passive moments such as watching a video, listening to music, or sitting on the edge of their bed […]
A Sabbath for Mommy
A mother’s work is never done: Feed the baby, change the baby, wash the dishes, sweep the floor, cook dinner … There’s nothing worse than filling the dishwasher twice in one day only to find that there are still dishes left in the sink! Since the birth of my son, I have found myself working […]
7 Marks of a Hurried Family
Take a stroll down a typical American neighborhood, and you’ll find families who desperately need a break from the rat race
Controlling Busyness in Your Family Life
Our family continues to work on refining these three convictions.
Setting a tone in my home that allows for the spiritual disciplines of quiet and solitude is my responsibility.