I wish I had known how to raise self-confidence in my kids during their teen years—especially the older ones. I grew in my parenting skills with each child, and I had six. I’m getting better now that I have grandchildren. Many parents and grandparents don’t realize that they might be
The power of validation can change a life. Really. Unfortunately the power of invalidation can suck hope out of people’s lives, leaving them feeling insecure and depressed. But we don’t want to focus on the ugly today, so let’s see how easy it is to bring positive change to others.
Fall hasn’t given me much time to make autumn memories this year. It has been a short season for us here on the Central Coast of California. One day in early November the weather clocked in at 100 degrees, and four days later the hillsides were white with frost. Green
The holidays are a perfect time for celebrating family by connecting to the past. Remembering those whose DNA we carry is difficult in a technological age where Grandpa’s old phone is ancient history, and kids think life is boring without instant connection on Facebook, Twitter, and cell phones. Who has
Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord—with the first of them and with the last—I am he (Isaiah 41:4 NIV, italics mine). Well, here it is—the post with Camp Grandma tips, ideas, and photos that I’ve been promising you. I viewed
Do you, your kids, or grandkids need a nature break? One of the most useful habits you can integrate into your life and the life of your family is time outdoors. Why Take a Nature Break? Our culture is tuning to technology and media more than ever and spending less
Grandma Chris knew how to make good life stories from great traveling adventures. Walking through her adobe home was like walking through a looking glass—adventure hid around every corner. There were pictures of wildlife in the Congo and Grandma riding a camel in Egypt. An ottoman from Turkey graced her
This week I asked my friends on Twitter and Facebook the question, “How do you incorporate God’s Word into your family life?” Here are some of their responses: