If You’re About to Send a Kid to College. . .

I chatted with a mom today who will be taking her youngest to college in about a week. The daughter is a junior so this mom knows all too well how quiet the house will be in a couple of weeks. She already anticipates her empty bedroom and one less […]

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New HGTV Show?

Today I did something for the first time—I used an air nail gun. I was promoted from construction-assistant-who-just-holds-one-thing to construction-assistant-who-holds-one-thing-and-sometimes-gets-to-use-the-nail-gun. I am really enjoying working with Gene on the fence. This afternoon before we worked on the fence we worked at Kelsey and Caleb’s house. Gene “mudded” a couple of […]

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One Lesson Your Kid Needs to Learn from You

  This morning’s news program showed a video of three men toppling over the rock formation called The Duck Bill on the coast of Oregon. My immediate thought was– What a lack of respect! The report went on to show to other similar acts of vandalism to nature. Two of […]

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Tips on Doing Life While Your Child is Making Decisions You Don’t Agree With

I often talk with parents, mostly moms, who are in a season of their children making decisions they don’t agree with. By the time a mom contacts me about her child, the child is making significantly poor decisions. I remember those days. The days turn into years. It seems they […]

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What God Wishes I Knew Now

Do you ever think about heaven? What would you ask God your first 30 seconds into heaven? In my latest video I talk about what I feel God would want me to know before I get there. I can’t wait for you to see it! After you watch it, I would love […]

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Why Your Kids Need Confidence

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about how my confidence level affected my girls’ confidence. As I thought about helping my kids have confidence and how to do that, I realized in order for our kids to become confident and not cocky we need to first discuss […]

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Simple Ways to be an Intentional Parent

  On my morning run I pass a house where often the dad, kids and their eleven-year-old yellow Labrador (I stopped to ask his age!) play on the driveway while they wait for the bus. Last year the kids rode their scooters around the driveway. Today the little girl was […]

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