Category Archive: A Mother’s Reflections

Learning from our children

Recently my daughter pointed out a flaw in the way I treat people. My immediately reaction was, “That’s not true, I’m not like that! You just don’t understand the real world.” But upon honest reflection, she was right. Do you find it hard to receive criticism from your children? Do you brush them off with [...]

My new adventure

You haven’t heard from me recently because I started a new adventure! At the beginning of the year, I took on the position as the Children Director at a church near my house. I am very thankful that God opened the door for me to step into this full-time position. It’s a place where I [...]

Thanksgiving

I want to dwell just a little bit more on Thanksgiving before we move on to Christmas. For most of our kids, it’s not a hard task for them to tell you what they are thankful for. They are asked to do this at school and at church, and you can expect them to come [...]

More on living with my mother-in-law

In my previous post on living with my mother-in-law, several of the comments indicate the sentiment that they wish they did not have to live with their in-laws.  They want to get out of that situation, but have no choice. Not many of us, if any, marry our spouses wanting to invite the in-laws to [...]

7 Blindspots of Homeschooling

Reb Bradley of Family Ministries wrote a very convicting article titled “Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling – Exposing the 7 Major Blindspots of Homeschoolers”. This article is not just for homeschoolers, but for every parent who is serious about bringing their children up in the Christian faith. I saw myself making many of the mistakes [...]

Thank you to Steve Jobs’ bio mom

Thank you, Steve Jobs’ bio mom, for choosing life for your son when you were a pregnant single unwed mother. Thank you for making the courageous decision to give your son to be raised in a two-parent home that gave him the opportunity to be the man he became, a man who impacted the world [...]

What teachers really want to tell parents

With almost 3,000 comments, the article “What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents” by Ron Clark on CNN.com got [mostly] agreement from teachers and parents alike. As a parent, are you guilty of any of the issues that Clark says about parents who do not respect the work of the teacher? Here is one that [...]

Are you checking your smartphone way too often?

In my previous post, a parent asked about limiting texting for kids. Let’s turn the table around now – how often are parents on their smart phones and ignoring their kids? I see parents checking email or doing work on their smart phones while having dinner with the family -  a common scenario I’ve seen [...]

Dealing with aches and pains

Recently I’ve been experiencing a stiff right arm and shoulder, particularly when I sit at the computer too long. Maybe from mousing? Not a good sign. Limiting my time on the computer definitely helped (hence fewer posts here), along with improving my posture, and doing more stretching exercises. The reality is, with aging, the spirit [...]

What I want for my little girl

A little humor and a timeless message from The Duke.