The Psychology of Homeschooling with a Toddler

Homeschooling is hard work. Multiply that by the number of toddlers tagging along for the journey. How do you get your head in the game for this task?

Homeschooling.  With a toddler.  Need I say more?  As homeschool families everywhere start back to school, there seems to be an echo across the Internet.  “We had a great first day back, but the toddler …”  The echoes are reverberating in my soul, and I haven’t even started back to school yet. Over the summer, […]

The Issue is not the Issue

Often we are unable to resolve the issue that arises between us in relationships because we fail to realize that there is more under the surface!

The Real Issue When Matt and I were first married, one of our ongoing fights was about counter space.  Matt took a practical approach.  Anything you use on a regular basis should stay on the countertop.  In the bathroom, the toothpaste, deodorant, and shaving cream should be stored on the counter.  In the kitchen, the […]

The One Parenting Trick that Fixed Everything

Want to Fix Everything? I included this graphic in my SOS (Subscriber-Only Saturday) Newsletter last weekend.  Did you see it?  Have you been curious to see what I would have to share?  Wouldn’t you love to have a trick that will fix all of your parenting problems?!? Well, I’ve really gone above and beyond, because […]

Overcome Evil with Good

Brotherly Love As parents, we very often handle sibling conflicts “in the moment”.  While handling the difficulties that come along is certainly necessary, it can’t be the whole game plan.  Rather, we need to work towards developing an overarching home environment of others-focused love and peace-seeking.  We started the conversation here about how Romans 12 fleshes […]

The “Love Passage” for Siblings

The "Love Passage" for Siblings - What 1 Corinthians 13 means for brothers and sisters

 We often talk about love and wanting our children to love each other.  But what does “love” actually look like?  Are we talking about some warm fuzzy feelings? Or is love an intentional choice, an attitude, a purposeful reaction? Let’s examine a familiar passage about love and lay it out as it might look applied to […]

Outdo One Another in Showing Honor

We often hear about “sibling rivalry” or “sibling squabbles” and want to know how to manage those episodes.  And, let’s face it, those moments arise and those issues have to be addressed.  But the heat of the moment isn’t the best time to start talking about how we should relate to each other.  That would […]