Parenting Through a Pandemic

Parenting Through a Pandemic

by Jenny Stricklin It’s 6:02 am. I’m still under the covers in that place between wakefulness and dreams. My mind casually searches for information to find my bearings… What day is it? What’s on my to-do list? Is anyone else awake yet? I need coffee. And then I...
You Can Do Hard Things

You Can Do Hard Things

By Ashley Veneman I called out, “You can do hard things!” My five-year-old stood on top of the highest point in the rock climbing gym looking down with determination. “Just jump,” I called out. She looked out in front of her, put her arms in the air, and leapt forward...
Calm Instead of Chaos

Calm Instead of Chaos

By Donna Gaines I am not a naturally neat or organized person. I like things clean but can overlook clutter and piles…until I can’t. Do you know what I mean?  When you spend more time looking for something than actually using the item, you need some intervention. So...
Packing Power Lunches

Packing Power Lunches

By Stephanie Blackiston As I enter into another school season with my 8 children, life is full of endless behind-the-scenes tasks. Filling out paperwork, driving to different appointments, packing lunches, filling backpacks, looking for shoes, helping with homework,...
A Mother’s Biggest Fear

A Mother’s Biggest Fear

By Ashley Anthony What is a mother’s biggest fear?? I think most moms would agree with, “Am I wrecking my kids? Am I literally messing this all up?” So many times this fear has swept over my mind as I have parented my three kiddos. This fear thought comes to mind...

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