Know Thy Parenting Limits

Know Thy Parenting Limits

Sometimes parents know how to respect their parental limits, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they make smart choices…and sometimes they find themselves at the Mall of America the day after Black Friday…with all three children! (You guys, what was...
What To Say?

What To Say?

Do you ever have one of those conversations that you wish you could have witty comebacks?  I don’t always know what to say to people. Sometimes, it something as simple as someone misheard me or misunderstood me. Fairly easy, but yet still sometimes awkward to correct....

The Quiet Hat

I like to talk. So, not surprisingly, I’m currently raising three very opinionated little girls who talk constantly! And my poor husband, the introvert that he is, can’t quite escape the chatter. Ever. Until we discovered the “Quiet Hat.” The...

Napping is Biblical

As I was reading in 2 Samuel the other day, I noticed something that has never—to my knowledge—been mentioned in any of the teachings on the whole David and Bathsheba debacle. Look at this! Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was...

Your Story Matters

I had the opportunity this past week to interview a 94-year-old man who was born in Austria, primarily raised in Hungary, and later immigrated to the United States. His story was fascinating, and it was my job to take his life story and condense it to 1500 words for...

That Time I Locked My Baby in the Car

The day was gorgeous. It was the kind of summer day that keeps Minnesotans sane in the winter. You know the kind–where you forget about life and play hooky and drift off. Those days are NOT to be wasted, so I knew exactly where to go for mine. Lake Calhoun. My...