Finding Power in Our New Normal: Confessions of an ASD Mom

(Thank you April Sawyer Photography for capturing this sweet shot of my boy.) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—it’s difficult for me to express exactly what feelings stirred up inside of me the first time I heard these words in reference to MY child. My thoughts were one jumbled mess as I attempted to settle into the fact that we would be …

4 Common Mistakes Parents With Young Children Make

Defeat. Never has the impact of this word struck me as forcefully as it did when I found myself recently staring into the mirror… or maybe it wasn’t exactly a mirror…more like a miniature version of myself… one of my children to be 100% accurate. But it might as well have been a mirror. The words, “Are you kidding me?!” …

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 …