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Things to Include in an Apology to Your Child

Things to Include in an Apology to Your Child

I have a pretty good track record with remembering to pick up my kids from school, but this semester, I broke my “perfect pick up” streak.  I thought my daughter had biked in to school, but we went with the car.  (Duh!  I dropped her off at school...
The Romance of Remembering

The Romance of Remembering

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends! How can we keep romance alive and well in our marriages? My husband James and I tied the knot over 20 years ago.  It was supposed to rain on my wedding day, but thankfully it didn’t on that January day in Virginia....
Airing today on Focus on the Family

Airing today on Focus on the Family

What a joy today to be featured on one of my favorite radio programs Focus on the Family! Hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller do a stellar job making guests feel at home and bringing helpful information to families every day.  We are talking about the ideas in my book...
Turn Bothers into Blessings

Turn Bothers into Blessings

Welcome friends from Proverbs 31! I wrote in my Proverbs 31 devotional today about how our words matter.  Sometimes we can be nice to strangers but unkind to those closest to us.  Why?  I think it’s because we spend a lot of time together with our family and...
7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

As we enter the October/November/December months, it’s the perfect time to think about our health and make some eating decisions before the onslaught of tasty treats comes our way! You know what I mean, right?  October brings Halloween candy into my home. ...
Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Has your child played hours and hours of Fortnite this summer?  If so, he or she isn’t alone.  More than 125 million people are playing.  How can you tell if your child is addicted? Find out in today’s Facebook Live chat. Each week, I’ll be doing a...
God is Smarter and Stronger

God is Smarter and Stronger

I saw a t-shirt the other day that read, “My Coffee Needs Coffee.” If we’re counting on coffee or personal confidence to get us through the day, we won’t get too far for too long.  Instead we must count on the God of Israel who never sleeps!...
When Isolation is Actually Good

When Isolation is Actually Good

I’ve been going to a neighborhood spin class for more than 13 years now.  In class today, my instructor yelled, “ISOLATE!” What did she mean by that? Did she want me to go back home and sit alone in my room?  No, of course not (although that would have been nice!)....
Back to School

Back to School

This morning, the breakfast table was strangely quiet. Just three years ago, my three kids sat around the breakfast table in a beehive of activity and chatter.  Then when my oldest went to middle school (which started one hour before elementary school), that left my...
Dealing with Your Imperfections

Dealing with Your Imperfections

I’m pleased to offer you this guest post from my friend, author Kelly Balarie.  She has a new book out, Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously.  Here’s Kelly in her own words (I think you’ll be able...
Celebrating the American Dream

Celebrating the American Dream

Living in America is a wonderful privilege and one that we should be constantly grateful for. We have clean water to drink and proper sanitation.  We are not assigned a job. We are not jailed or beaten for being a certain religion. We are free to hold onto our...
Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends!  (you can read my devotion from today here) Do you want to discover how to connect with others moms through prayer? Praying for your kids is one of the best things you can do yourself…and with other women. Maybe...
Parents Rising Video Series is Here!

Parents Rising Video Series is Here!

I have often wanted to create video messages to accompany my books.  I’m happy to present my first set of complete video sessions for my newest book Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What’s Right. ...