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How Much of Your Past Do You Share with Your Children?

Like I’ve said before, Matt and I are approaching a whole new level of parenting. The questions now aren’t about when to potty train or whether or not to allow them to ride the bus. In a couple of weeks I will have a daughter entering high school, another entering middle school, and my son […]

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Confessions from an Intermediate Parent

Parenting has reached a new level of difficulty for Matt and me. I accepted the role of assigning the reading assignments for our children this summer. For my 8-year-old son, it was pretty easy. His second grade teacher finished off the school year reading C. S. Lewis’s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe with […]

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Is Your Child’s Cell Phone Stunting Their Growth?

There’s a lot of growing going on in my house these days. I’m at that strange stage of parenting where I’m painfully realizing that my job is to help my kids to not need me. That’s the goal, right? As my oldest is headed to high school in the fall, and my middle child will […]

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Sanitized Childhood

The Aquila Report posted an excellent article yesterday from Psychology Today claiming that we are raising a nation of wimps. There were so many good points in this piece (which I highly recommend you read) that I may write several articles in reflection. One of the major themes is over-parenting. This is the age of […]

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Does God Need Mothers?

I thought I would repost this Mother’s Day church sign blunder from last year. The last section on Adam and Eve is an excerpt from my book, Housewife Theologian, which is coming out in July. So I was on my way to my Tuesday morning Bible study this week with a lot on my mind. […]

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The Little Professionals

Well it’s here again. I’m actually knee-deep in it—ball season. This is the time of the year when my sanity is really challenged. With a daughter in softball and a son in baseball, my calendar looks more like a game show challenge than commitments made by responsible adults. Added to this, the reward my husband […]

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My Hero

He teaches fourth grade in the public school. And he’s good at it. He should probably just be a hero for that. But since he commutes 45 minutes across the border into Maryland, he thinks it’s important to have his wife at home base for the children. So he works another job as well. It’s […]

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Why Do I Care?

Edward T. Welch, What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? (New Growth Press, 2011) Edward Welch cares way too much about what other people think about him. No really, he does. He says so in his book. That’s why he wrote it. In fact, he found himself needing to go over and […]

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Sabotage

That’s my one word to sum up parenthood. My husband and I actually toasted last night to the fact that this is just the beginning. We are out of the diaper/toddler/food-throwing stage, and all three of our children are adjusted well in school. Well, at least they are seemingly well-adjusted. My 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughters […]

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The Good Kid

It seems Tim Keller inspires me to reflect often. Sorry for mentioning him two re-runs in a row, but I’m happy he gets me thinking the way he does. Thanks for putting up with a week of re-runs while I’ve been enjoying my vacation. We head back home tomorrow! Reading Tim Keller’s Prodigal God provoked me to think […]

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