When We Worry About Our Kids: 4 Things That Help

By Susan Yates | January 26, 2018 | 4 Comments

I’ve never heard of a mother who doesn’t worry about her children. Some of us are obsessive worriers, others are a little less concerned but all of us worry to some degree. It is just a part of a mother’s job description! When they are infants we worry if our baby is seriously ill or […]

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Dear Woman: Your Work at Home Matters This Year

By Barbara Rainey | January 22, 2018 | 16 Comments

Busy, tired woman, hang in there! You’re doing good eternal work in your home. God sees. And His presence with you is quietly building meaning and value, even if your days feel hidden. How do I know and how can you be sure? “Mommy, I like going to Miss Kitty’s house,” my young son shared […]

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When You’re Tired of Driving All the Good Stuff

By Janel Breitenstein | October 25, 2017 | 10 Comments

Do you ever get tired of being the driver in your home? Y’know–driving the homework. The dishes from their hands to the dishwasher. The manners and respect. The time with God. The self-control in conflicts. The propriety in dating. I need to admit: I get tired of the lack of ownership of my kids in […]

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The Gift of Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | August 25, 2017 | 10 Comments

guest post by Sara Hagerty It was a rambling college-town that hosted the race that was to be my last for a long time. It is a town where narrow dirt-and-dust roads lead to horse farms with near-perfect views of the Blue Ridge and millionaires shamelessly drive beat-up old Volvos. Eccentric. Every year, the allure […]

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Dear Barbara: What If I Don’t Even Like My Kids?

By Barbara Rainey | July 17, 2017 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara: I’m almost scared to say it out loud, but lately there are days when I don’t even like my kids. Am I a total mom failure? What do you do when you don’t like your kids? You too, huh? There were many days in motherhood where I was scared to say that out loud. […]

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