Family Matters – Keep your eyes on the ball When I first got married, I possessed an utter lack of coordination in the area of gross motor skills. I couldn’t catch anything to save my life. No matter what was tossed to me — baseballs, car keys, ballpoint pens — I’d fumble and let it fall to the floor. My father had given up years earlier trying to instill in me any sense of athleticism, but my new husband was not so easily deterred. “Just … [Read more] about Family Matters – Keep your eyes on the ball
Family Matters: 9 Benefits You’ll Reap by Reading Family Friendly Fiction For as long as I can remember, I have preferred reading non-fiction to fiction. When frequenting libraries and bookstores in bygone years, I’d push my way past anything with a plot and … [Read more] about Family Matters: 9 Benefits You’ll Reap by Reading Family Friendly Fiction
Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example We don’t get to see my husband’s parents often, but every time we do, I marvel at how loving and attentive my father-in-law is to his wife. Now in her late seventies, Mom has a lot of health issues, and … [Read more] about Family Matters: Our best lessons are taught by example
Family Matters: Refining Our Tastes As much as I would like to sympathize with the parents of picky eaters, most of the feeding problems I have encountered with my own children have tended to toward the opposite extreme. My preschoolers would all eat … [Read more] about Family Matters: Refining Our Tastes
Family Matters: 5 ways to curb conflicts among siblings As much as we’d love for everything to be hearts and roses – especially at Valentine’s Day – when you have adolescent boys at home, they’re going to knock heads from time to time. The same can be said … [Read more] about Family Matters: 5 ways to curb conflicts among siblings
“What do I do when my husband doesn’t see eye-to-eye with me on cultivating our marriage?” A friend asked me this question recently, but after further discussion, I realized what she really wanted to know was, how can I get my husband to plan and prioritize … [Read more] about Family Matters: Making plans to date your spouse
Do you know that feeling you get when you hear fingernails grating on a chalkboard? I’ve been getting that same feeling a lot lately, but not from blackboards. The thing that’s making me cringe is a catchphrase gaining traction in Christian and secular … [Read more] about Family Matters: I am NOT enough – and why it’s liberating to admit it
Every January, our website gets a spike in traffic from readers downloading calendars for the New Year or looking for ways to revamp children’s chore assignments. Many folks know instinctively that doing chores is good for children. Parents do their … [Read more] about Flanders: Who Knew Children’s Chores Could Be So Controversial?