A Mom In Full Control (50% of the Time)

(Inside: For moms like me who’ve caved.)   No boys, we are NOT taking care of your aunt’s dog. It’s too much work. I know you said you’d do everything, but YOU KNOW I’ll end up cleaning up poop. I know Bella’s cute, but I like our dog-free home. I know you think it’s nice Read More

Moms, How to Capture Extraordinary Pictures of your Ordinary Moments

(Inside: How to capture great pictures of your kids.)     I’m sharing ideas on how to capture the everyday lovely in your life. Try these kinds of shots: 1. Silhouette pictures.    2. Zoom in on one object in the shot. (And not necessarily the object you would think to highlight.) 3. Set your Read More

How Your Kids Empower You to Persevere

(Inside: How my son’s basketball game empowered me to keep going.)     My son’s basketball team doesn’t win a ton. The whistle blows, shoes squeak, bounces echo and then the scoreboard ruins us. But hands to the heavens, at the last tournament, his team won three games in a row to claim the overall Read More

Parenting Struggles {Noticing Hope}

(Inside: How you can tell your kids DO listen to you even in the struggle.)     My two older sons were at ski club and they overheard a boy talking about how he was hungry for dinner but didn’t have any money. So they took the money I gave them and divided it three Read More

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