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 anything. We’ve caught them gleaning used chewing gum from beneath restaurant tables, licking smashed gummy bears from the soles of their shoes, and ingesting bugs, worms, or other slimy … [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?