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A Practical Plan for Mastering Mommy Anger

Would anyone else like to raise your hand and say you didn’t struggle with anger . . . until you became a mom? Don’t be afraid to admit it; I’m right with you! So, we’ve admitted the truth. Now what are we going to do about it? A) Get annoyed (um, yeah, that’s related to […]

7 Characteristics of a Strong Family

  In 1858 Abraham Lincoln began his most memorable speech with these words: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Lincoln, of course, was addressing a weakness he saw in America at the time. I believe the same weakness, lack of unity, threatens to destroy many families today. If you want a strong family, one that […]

What’s More Important Than Arriving On Time?

Everyone knows that arriving late is disrespectful, right? If you assign any value to a person or consider an event worth attending, then you’ll display your honor with promptness. Most people will also acknowledge that getting out of the house in order to get somewhere on time can be a challenge, especially for moms. And […]

Will You Win Your Child’s Heart or Lose It?

I don’t believe any parent sets out to lose the heart of their child. Yet it’s not so very hard to do. So many things vie for the hearts of our kids and attempt to capture their affections daily. How can we help them choose us? What will encourage our children to desire our input into their lives? If you want […]

35 Positive Phrases That Will Encourage Character In Kids

Want to encourage character in your kids? Start looking for things they do well. Then use the following phrases to compliment their good qualities.   “Stop being so lazy!” “Why are you always so mean to your sister?” “You just give up too quickly.” “When are you going to start paying attention?”   As much as I […]