What Social Media has Proven that We Need

Sarcasm and truth friends. I couldn’t resist this list: 1) We need to know what’s for dinner. Before social media, we didn’t care what anybody was eating for dinner except the people sitting at our own table. Now, we care about what our neighbors eat, what their friends eat, and even what their pets eat. From gourmet…

When it Comes to Fifty Shades, Use Your Gray Matter

When Fifty Shades of Grey was released, I barely noticed. I knew it was a book about sex and that’s about all I knew. After 31 years of marriage, and in spite of the wisecracks from big-family detractors years ago, yes, I “know how it works.” But since everybody’s talking about this movie, let’s talk…

Tag on the Outside. Peace on the Inside.

I once sat behind a woman at church whose sweater was inside out. It was a striped hip-length cardigan. Kinda wrinkled, but cute. When I noticed that glaring white tag announcing the haste with which she dressed that morning, my first thought was to tap her on the shoulder and let her know. Then I caught myself, “Don’t…

Why We Have to Nip Whining in the Bud

Years ago, a friend asked me if I ever let my kids punch pillows to vent their anger. My oldest children were in their mid-teens at the time and my answer was a quick and confident, “no.” I understood her question about purposeful pillow punching. Kids do get angry and want to unleash their fury….

The 30-Year Plan toward a Great Superbowl Party

It’s 5:30 am and I just rubbed a hunk of meat with spices and plopped it in the crock pot for barbecue sliders. Yesterday, I navigated a crowded market and spent way too much money for wings, chips, avocados, and artichokes for dipping deliciousness. There’ll be broccoli casserole, potato skins, and teriyaki salmon bites. We’ll cap it off…

Taking Baby Steps in Your Walk with God

Don’t you just love it when a baby starts walking?! We moms anticipate that day just as we’re eager for our children to develop in every stage of their lives. From the womb to their first apartment, we always have our eyes on our children’s special milestones and we’re thrilled when we see progress. That’s why I encourage…