To the Mama Who Can’t Fix It All

I am a “fixer,” as are you, Mama. We are the booboo-bandagers, the household organizers, the finders of the lost pacis, baby dolls, keys, basically EVERYTHING under the sun. They lose it, and we find it. Isn’t that how the world turns? We were made to fix it all… or at least that’s how it feels most days. And when …

Dear Christian Parent: Here’s How We Are Failing

It’s official. We live in a backwards world. I’m sure if time-travel were possible and the pioneers journeyed to our present day, they would likely bolt back to the mothership as quickly as they came and be ecstatic to get back to the good ole days of scarlet fever, diphtheria, and small pox. I have to be honest though… as …

Stop Shaming Your Kids

I’m guilty of it. In fact, it happened just the other day. My children were giddy and high on sugar from Valentine’s festivities, giggling and tussling with each other when I lost it. The giant, toddler-sized teddy bear balloon that my husband had just purchased for my daughter was suddenly popped… RIP giant teddy. Before I could think, in a …

“My kid has what?!” Lessons God Taught Me In Homeschooling

Written by: Elisabeth Rigby Homeschooling my own kids? Psh, no big deal…easy-peasy. Hadn’t I gotten straight A’s in high school, even taking Physics and Pre-Calculus? Didn’t I graduate a semester early from Bible college with Honors? I went into homeschooling with a faith in God and a confidence in my own qualifications. The first week with my five-year-old was a …

How To Lead By Example In the New Year

Written by: Ashley Peavey  2 Corinthians 5:17 “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Have you ever gone through a day, a week, maybe even a month and thought to yourself, where has the time gone? Ever since having kids, that thought comes through my head far …

How To Create A Spiritual Haven At Home

In the six years that I’ve been a parent, one hard truth has steadily seeped to the surface in my life—we live in a dark world. Sure, there are slivers of light piercing through the darkness, but they are few. I’ve said before that I’ve considered locking my children away to shield them from the hate and depravity, but I …

An Open letter to Anyone With a Parent In Jail

Written by Bethanie Garcia This post originally appeared on The Garcia Diaries, but has been edited for I Literally LOL’s audience.   My dad is in jail. There, I said it. It has taken years for me to even get used to the fact that my dad is incarcerated. While I don’t feel comfortable going into details about why he’s locked up (mostly out of …

The Most Important Words Your Child Needs to Hear

Written by Abbie Ginther When’s the last time you got REALLY excited about something? I’m not talking that rush when the Starbucks drive-thru is strangely quiet and you wonder if the rapture came and you’ve been left behind. I’m talking about the heart-pounding gasp of wonder that makes you want to shout, “Come and see!” My toddler feels this at …