• Do you ever wonder if your own dysfunction is rubbing off on your children? I’ll admit I used to think about that often.  Because I was raised in ...
    Is Your Baggage Affecting Your...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 11th, 2017

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • It was Christmas Eve and all was right with my world. The 3 bros flying circus was experiencing a rare moment of tranquility and brotherly love. It wa...
    The Christmas Confession {gues...
    By Grace For Moms
    December 08th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Dear Sweet Moms,I hope you have a terrific and special day with your families! Prayer along with thanksgiving has always been a part of this special d...
    A Prayer of Thanksgiving
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    November 24th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • A mom recently said to me, "I'm doing what I've always wanted to do. I'm staying home to raise my children. But at the end of the day, I look around and w...
    What Did I Accomplish Today?
    By Church 4 Chicks
    December 01st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • We have talked before about some “DOs and DON’Ts” of how to peel your kids off the screen. It may seem difficult to help your kids discover fun...
    10 Screen-Free Ways to Have Fu...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    November 17th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Sex Talk in the Fourth Grade: Dads Do It Differently"Mom, what’s porn?”It’s hard not to flinch with your fourth grader comes home with a new word...
    Dads Do It Differently
    By Tricia Williford
    November 10th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Online gaming addiction is real.  If you read the post about creative ways to nurture healthy boundaries around screen time for younger children, ...
    Online Gaming Addiction: The L...
    By Connected Families
    November 03rd, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • In our family, one of the realities we face is siblings who fight. I tend to want to stop my children’s rivalry in its tracks, but I have found th...
    How Not to Take Sides When Sib...
    By Connected Families
    October 27th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Tucker comes to me with a ball and glove.  “Mommy, let’s just try this one more time.”“Tuck, I cannot catch.”A baseball player pitching (fo...
    Throwing, Catching, and Extrem...
    By Tricia Williford
    October 27th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Doing chores is an important part of growing up, according to researchers. Doing everyday jobs promotes community and a sense of well-being.  But, ...
    Kids' Chores Made Easy! 6 Ways ...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    October 20th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • There was a fleeting moment when I thought to myself, “This might not end well.”  Nonetheless, I handed my keys to my son.  He was going to get ...
    Into the Great Unknown
    By Tricia Williford
    October 13th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • We were riding in the car and I decided to maximize our time by holding a little family meeting to map out the week while everybody is here and captiv...
    Uniforms Are Not Costumes
    By Tricia Williford
    October 06th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Lynne JacksonThere are few things more frustrating to a parent than an outward sign of disrespect coming from their children. You know it: the eye-...
    Cultivating Respect in Your Ch...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    September 29th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Lynne JacksonMost of us agree that respect is an important skill to build in children which will empower them for their entire life. Whether it is...
    Building Respect and Teamwork ...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    September 22nd, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Julie SandersA lot of us learned about people in our neighborhood from Mr. Rogers. Fred Rogers used to say one of his life lessons came from his mo...
    How to Teach Kids to Respect P...
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    September 15th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • They take backpacks filled with folders, pencils, and hopes for a great year. When conversations begin creating a picture of your child’s school yea...
    “Teacher Trouble: P.T.A. Ass...
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    September 08th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Yes, I bought him from a pet store at the mall.It’s not for lack of research, but it was an intentional decision.  I know it’s not a great place ...
    Maxwell H. Williford
    By Tricia Williford
    September 01st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Right now, the boys are making cupcakes.Actually, they are doing an experiment with pancake mix, water, Gogurt, and sprinkles. Oh, and this just in: l...
    Pancake Ice Cubes
    By Tricia Williford
    August 25th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • I remember when I was teaching my son to read more proficiently and I gave him his first real book. It was My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighe...
    5 Ways to Help Kids Set & Fulf...
    By Stephanie Shott
    August 18th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • I was on the phone with Laurelyn. (You know how I love Laurelyn.)I sat at the top of the stairs in my jammies, since that’s been my talk-on-the-phon...
    "People Need Spoons"
    By Tricia Williford
    August 11th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Today we’d like to introduce you to Joel and Amy. We’ve invited them to share their story of learning to parent their two sons. There is a wise ol...
    When Parenting Seems About to ...
    By Connected Families
    August 04th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • I promised the boys I would be home before bedtime. That was our agreement. Home to give hugs and kisses and straighten blankets and refill water bott...
    A Whole Different World Up The...
    By Tricia Williford
    July 28th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Lynn JacksonAre you feeling a little fear and trepidation about your kids’ free time this summer and the issues it brings?Summertime means long s...
    3 Secrets to Go from Screen Ti...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    July 21st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • “If I were the devil trying to take over the world, I would substitute psychology for religion,” Paul Harvey stated in a 1965 radio broadcast. As ...
    Modern Psychology vs Ancient W...
    By Grace For Moms
    July 14th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • There was a dead bird on my living room floor.  You guys. I cannot make this stuff up.Tuck discovered him. “Oh. Oh-my-gosh. This is the freakiest t...
    Did You Manhandle a Bird Carca...
    By Tricia Williford
    July 07th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Sandra raised three boys. She took them to Sunday school every week. Vacation Bible School was a highlight of their summer. She drove the lads back an...
    What About My Sons (and Church...
    By David Murrow
    June 23rd, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Sukay's StoryWhether or not they verbalize it, kids often struggle with feeling like they are “bad kids” or that they are “naughty” when they m...
    How I Turned My Parenting Fail...
    By Connected Families
    June 16th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • This is a guest post by Karen Halvorsen Schreck On my dresser, there’s a picture of my son as a baby, dressed in his baptismal outfit. That sweet d...
    A Mother's Prayer for Her Son

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • True confession: I love to watch amateur ice skating on T.V. Athletic I’m not, but after years of cheering on national and Olympic champions, I can ...
    Mom-Olympics
    By Dena Dyer
    June 30th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • *This is the ideal. Some days, weeks, or even months, I won't live up to this. :) But this is what I long to do as a mom, wife, friend, and child of Go...
    Mom-i-festo
    By Dena Dyer
    June 02nd, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Lynne JacksonThomas Edison often tops the list of the world’s greatest inventors.We have him to thank for (among other things) the phonograph, ...
    The Inspiring Parenting Behind...
    By Connected Families
    May 19th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • As we seek to discipline our children, there is a wide range of typical methods. At the extremes, some discipline harshly while others barely discipli...
    Is Your Discipline Too Tough, ...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    June 09th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Few things get parents’ attention as quickly as kids’ potty talk! Recently I worked with a family whose two boys, Will and Logan (ages 5 and 3), ...
    How to Deal with Kids' Potty Ta...
    By Connected Families
    May 12th, 2016

    Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • My great granddad used to say, “When you have one boy, you have a whole boy. When you have two boys, you have only half a boy. And when you have thr...
    Sentences: My Parenting Arsena...
    By Tricia Williford
    May 05th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • By Alicia BruxvoortI was squashed between kindergarteners in the school cafeteria when my 6-year-old son, Joshua, made an announcement that gave me th...
    The One List That Could Set Yo...
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    April 28th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • I grew up on "Little House on the Prairie" reruns and flannel board Sunday school lessons. Good and wholesome. But somewhere between Nellie Oleson's an...
    How I Thought Being a Mom Disq...
    By The High Calling
    April 21st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys