“Becoming Small” in the Lives of Your Adult Children

By Barbara Rainey | April 19, 2021 | 15 Comments

My good friend, Jane Ann Smith, who also has six children and is about 10 years ahead of me in life’s journey, has given me lots of good advice over the years. As I began my empty nest years, I continued to watch her, ask questions and learn from her. A few years later when […]

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How to Be Intentional in Building Close-Knit Families

By Susan Yates | April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to my friend Susan Yates. Susan is one of the most intentional people I know and her post today is full of ways to create a strong healthy family and ideas for creating fun relationships. Summer is coming soon and now is the time to start planning for family […]

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In the Days After Easter

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2021 | 4 Comments

Yesterday we marked the anniversary of the most miraculous moment since the dawn of time. Today, though, are we changed by the remembrance? Or are you like Martha this Monday morning … already moving on from the anniversary of the Resurrection to your to-do list?  All humans tend to see more clearly in reverse; hindsight […]

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Dear Barbara: I’m an Overwhelmed Mom!

By Barbara Rainey | March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Barbara: As a 40-year-old with a baby and a 6-year-old, I often feel overwhelmed with all my responsibilities.  Don’t get me wrong—I love my family, but I often feel like I just don’t have enough time to get it all done. My friends and I have the financial ability that our mothers didn’t have […]

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Dear Barbara: How Do I Not Resent My Husband?

By Barbara Rainey | February 1, 2021 | 16 Comments

  Dear Barbara: I got into a fight with my husband last night because I feel he does not appreciate all that I do and gives no help at all with our daughter, while I am expecting a second child. Today I’m wondering if I’m looking for something from him that he can’t give.  Or that […]

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