Tag: Parenting Advice

Dear Mom Who Took Her Kids to McDonalds

Dear Mom Who Took Her Kids to McDonalds

I watched you today at the park. Your kids ran around and climbed the slide and shot back and forth across the monkey bars. They giggled and screamed. There was nothing but pure energy coming from their lungs. When it was time to go, you […]

How We Deal With Electronics, Screen Time, and the Internet

How We Deal With Electronics, Screen Time, and the Internet

I am often asked how we deal with technology use at our house—things like screen time, electronics, and the internet. What limits do we have in place? How much time do our sons get to spend online each day? What websites are they allowed to visit? Before […]

It’s A Date: The Importance of One-On-One Time With Your Kids

It’s A Date: The Importance of One-On-One Time With Your Kids

I know. You’re a homeschooling mom and you spend a ton of time with your kids. So why in the world would you need to take one of your kids out on a special date? I’ll tell you why. 😉 It makes them feel special. […]

4 Tips for Being a Parent That People Like

4 Tips for Being a Parent That People Like

We all know “that” parent. The one who causes us to roll our eyes when they approach us at the picnic or the park because we just know—”it’s” all coming down. We don’t want to be “that” parent. Now, it’s not as if we should […]

Why Your Kids Need To See You Learn and Fail

Why Your Kids Need To See You Learn and Fail

I’ve played guitar since I was ten years old. What this means is I pick the guitar up and I know what I’m doing. You generally won’t see me struggling through chord changes or rhythms or things of that nature. I’ve also been given a […]

Parents: Quit Being Narcissists

Parents: Quit Being Narcissists

Parenting can be described as many different things. Currently, I think parenting is kinda fun. Less stressful than it used to be. Enjoyable, even. Maybe people will say this comfort is a phase that will pass, but I hope it hangs around in some form. […]

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

The older kids get, the deeper they dive into their own things. My tween and teen sons spend a lot of time exploring their interests. At some point a few months ago, I started to wonder how we could use their interests to start them […]

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

  Men and women’s brains were created so differently, it’s amazing we can understand each other at all. Recently I was preparing for a talk about marriage and spent a lot of time researching the topic of how men think compartmentally. Men are compartmental, women […]

Selfies: Why We Shouldn’t Hate Them

Selfies: Why We Shouldn’t Hate Them

I know. Selfies support all the yuck we’re told about our culture today – that we’re living in a world of self-centered, narcissistic, shallow souls who are needful of other people’s approval. After all, selfies are all about look at me, look at me! And […]