Volunteering: It’s Complicated

Volunteering

If you are a parent, then you are well aware of all the opportunities that are *offered* for us to volunteer.  Most of our kids’ activities, school affairs, sports, and church ministries are run by volunteers alone, which means we all must chip in to some degree- in order for our kids to have such […]

How To Make It Through Middle School

How To Get Through Middle School

I’ve learned a lot from my daughter, as she went through sixth grade. I believe she taught me how to make it through middle school. Since the beginning of the year, I have fretted over the many issues that could possibly erupt in what many call “The Devil’s Playground”. I have prayed for her precious […]

Letting Go…And Holding On

Letting Go and Holding On

This is the season for letting go, as countless mothers are sending their beloved children off to school. Whether it’s kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school or college… It’s never easy. I have endured and embraced this fine art of letting go… endured the anxious peeling off of my grip on control and embracing […]