Attitude

What’s On Your Mind?

What’s On Your Mind?

by:  Toni Samuels If you’ve ever asked that question to your boyfriend or husband, you’re familiar with the look of panic, bewilderment or anguish that can spread over a man’s face. It’s probably one of their least favorite questions, right… Read more →
Change Your Expectations

Change Your Expectations

Throughout my first pregnancy and in my first few months as a mom, I got a ton of advice. One thing I heard repeatedly was “lower your expectations.” As in, lower your expectations about how much time you will have… Read more →
And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

It’s that delightful time in our nation when we get to hear all of the opinions— political discussions about presidential picks, abortion rights, gay marriage, size of government, immigration policy, gun control, tax system, yada, yada, yada. How fortunate we… Read more →
No Job Too Small

No Job Too Small

by: Brandy Heckford A few months ago, our elementary school had to remove all of its door stoppers to comply with the fire marshal’s instruction that they were fire hazards. The next day, great wailings of agony and frustration could… Read more →
A Sweet Shortcut

A Sweet Shortcut

Holiday shopping traffic is one of my least favorite parts of Christmas. I am a sappy, sentimental, and wildly enthusiastic fan of the holidays most of the time, but I lose all sight of the “reason for the season” when… Read more →
The Pajama Pants that Changed my Heart

The Pajama Pants that Changed my Heart

Our first son was born seven and a half weeks early and went straight from the OR to the NICU, where he stayed for 31 days. My husband visited for a couple hours each evening after work, as he was… Read more →
Noticing Goodness

Noticing Goodness

This fall at our church’s Mothers of Preschoolers group we have been talking a lot about noticing goodness. This concept of taking the time to see the good things around us that happen in everyday life and naming them has… Read more →
When Times Get Tough

When Times Get Tough

Back to school is a happy time for most families. Up until this year, it was a happy time for us, too. This year was different. The first two weeks of school were difficult at our house. Our two older… Read more →
Fix Your Thoughts

Fix Your Thoughts

Most of the time, I’m completely confident in the decision my husband and I recently made to move outside of the big city, to a small town, to raise our sons. Periodically, though, I will have a moment of panic,… Read more →
Jack

Jack

by: Cristina Mojica Good things come to those who ______. Waiting isn’t our favorite. A lesson I learned early on was that I was just going to have to wait for most good things life had to offer. I learned… Read more →
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