Disappointed On Mother’s Day? 3 Tips For Helping Your Husband Win This Year

By Barbara Rainey | April 29, 2019 | 3 Comments

Ah, Mother’s Day! Images of rest, being waited on, gifts, sleeping in, a break from the daily duties … is that the way your Mom-holiday usually goes??? Maybe your husband forgot or ignored you on Mother’s Day last year? Maybe this wasn’t the first time either. What can you do besides feel sorry for yourself, […]

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When Your Home Feels Empty

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2018 | 17 Comments

“One day when the kids are gone, we will sit quietly by the fire and listen to the laughter in the walls.” For years a printed version of these stanzas from “Laughter in the Walls” by Bob Benson hung on a wall in our home, reminding me of a someday that, at the time, felt […]

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Parenting Is Hard On the Heart

By Samuel Rainey | September 10, 2018 | 13 Comments

Today’s guest post is by my son, Samuel Rainey, husband of Stephanie and dad to four kids ages 15 to almost 7. Samuel is my third born, whose birth was by far my most difficult delivery, yet his life ushered into my world a son of delight whose presence makes me smile every time I […]

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It’s All About Our Hearts

By Barbara Rainey | August 13, 2018 | 4 Comments

I just wish my kids would behave! If I thought it once, I thought it a thousand times.  All the lessons on common courtesies, kindness, saying please and thank you, and Can’t you just be grateful you have food to eat instead of complaining about the meal I chose to prepare for our family, seemed […]

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Back to School Time Saving Idea

By Barbara Rainey | August 6, 2018 | 7 Comments

With a full house of six kids, getting ready for school each morning often presented more challenges for me than I was ready to handle before the sun came up. I’m not a morning person, so I struggled just to be alert and patient with hundreds of questions and complaints filling the air. Even moms […]

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