Category raising kids in a crazy world

What is Just?

I crave justice. Not like chocolate, it’s a more deep heart yearning that even a bite of pleasure won’t satisfy.

Change Begins in the Crib

Talk About It Ironically I’m working on an editorial about justice. Justice is what most us us are aching for and want with all out hearts these days. I’m convinced it begins in the home with every word and action we share with our children. Let’s do better. Please. Let’s do better. I raised three […]

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Become the Parent-That Creates Harmony

Personalities for Harmony in Your Home You may not have grown up in a home with harmony. It takes effort. We are finishing this course with goals. SMART goals. To set SMART goals they must be S-specific, M-measureable, A-achieveable, R-relevant, and T-time bound. Don’t say I will make an effort to make things better. That […]

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Why Teach Children Responsibility

Once in a while I notice parents who have their priorities in order and their children are examples of what we all ought to be doing. Parenting doesn’t provide instant results. Though we must wait many long years before the final outcome, the wait is worth the effort.

Truths for Girls?

There’s no magic armor to carry through the jungle, but we can arm our children with truth.

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I’m a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

Raise Responsible Kids to Be Responsible Adults

Raise Responsible Adults Your goal when raising children is to get them to a point they no longer need you. We love our children so much it’s hard to imagine not hugging and loving on them as often as possible. By the very nature of motherhood we are attached to them. They cling to us […]

Who Are You?

Do You Remember Who You Are? Related posts: Journey to Self, Am I Strong or Weak?, Who Am I? We saw The Lion King last night at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Magnificent! I admit I’d forgotten so many of the meaningful lines in the story. The one that lingers in my mind for the […]

Why Does it Matter Where You Go?

  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]

Teach Children to Trust the Lord

  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]