Breathing Treatments. And Practical Love.

Day four of breathing treatments. I don’t have asthma, but since a short bout with pneumonia ten years ago, when I get a respiratory infection I need breathing treatments. It rarely happens, but when I do get this kind of sick, it can be scary. I have one now. I’ve had it since Sunday night.…

Dear Overwhelmed Mommas,

Dear homeschool mommas who are overwhelmed, I get it. We old-timers get it! So much to do and so many kids! School starts soon! And you still have to plan every single hour of every single day for the next school year for every single child!!!😲 No. You don’t. You really don’t. Take a deep…

Dear Momma with the Screaming Toddler

Dear Momma with the screaming toddler, Perhaps in your country this is acceptable – talking on the phone while your toddler screams in a restaurant full of people trying to peacefully eat breakfast. Yes, I am a visitor to Canada and may not understand all of your traditions. As this is the second morning of…

Dear Mommas

Dear Momma and Dads, I don’t ever share sappy videos here. But I am today. Over the past year, I have been able to make amends for mistakes I made as a parent, things I did and shouldn’t have done and things I should have done but didn’t. Making amends is a hard but necessary…

Dear Mommas

Dear Grieving Mommas, A little humor to brighten your Saturday. And a bit of encouragement. Looking back on the first fifteen days of 2016 it looks like my top New Years Resolutions include: 1. Forget the budget. What budget? 2. Never again balance the checkbook. 3. Pay no bills. 4. Avoid completing any Precept Bible…

Dear mommas …

Dear mommas who are upset by the events of the past few days, For those of you who have young children, below is a great article on how to talk with your children about the events of the last few days.  Our prayers for Beirut, Kenya, and Paris continue. Unfortunately, these will not be the…

Dear Mommas…

Dear Mommas of challenging children, Have you prayed for you kids today? I don’t mean the “Oh, God! Don’t let me kill anyone today” prayers. Although, if you need to pray that, please do. And then count to ten, take a deep breath, and try again.  I mean praying for your child to grow in…