• Written by Jim JacksonAs a typically impatient, “get it done” sort of dad, I found myself in our early parenting years using my big voice and stro...
    How Do Your Kids Feel When You...
    By Connected Families
    March 31st, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers
  • Sometimes, I am silly and spontaneous in the morning.(I get this from my dad, who occasionally woke his school-age children with a loud serenade or on...
    My Own Silliness
    By Tricia Williford
    March 24th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • "I have to tell my brother." I escaped on a spiritual retreat on Sunday afternoon... to Panera for two hours. (I know: it's no desert. It's no forty days...
    I Have to Tell my Brother!
    By Tricia Williford
    March 17th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • One of the biggest deterrents to effective discipline is that parents get upset. They then use their big upset emotions to push outcomes.The younger ...
    One of the Biggest Deterrents ...
    By Connected Families
    March 10th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Is anything bombarding your sense of peace today? If so, don’t give it a second thought.   The “what ifs” can creep into our morning withou...
    Battling Worry
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 03rd, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • You guys, I’m exhausted. We are limping into a new week around here.Good parenting is freaking hard.When I posted this throw-away status on Facebook...
    Good Parenting is Freaking HAR...
    By Tricia Williford
    February 25th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Written by Lynne JacksonA mom of three kids ages 10 to 14 emailed me this story this week: A friend once told me she worked to greet her children wit...
    What Tone Are You Setting for ...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 18th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Recently someone sent us this video from comedic mom group “The Break Womb” entitled, “What If Moms Talked to Each Other The Way They Talk to Th...
    “What If Moms Talked to Each...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 11th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • I’m sure there are days you feel as overwhelmed as I do. Even though he wasn’t a mom, I love that David, the Psalmist, could relate to stress and...
    Get Me Outta Here!
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 04th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Dear Mom,I’m so SORRY for all the times I THREW UP on you, POOPED on you, WOKE you up in the middle of the night, JUMPED on my bed after you repeate...
    Dear Mom, I Finally Know How Y...
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    January 28th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • The other day I witnessed a full out, fall on the floor, my-way-or-the-highway hissy fit at Target, right there in front of God and everybody. I’ve ...
    Hissy Fit at Target
    By Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
    January 21st, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • The yellow sticky note with tattered edges is still sticking to the inside cover of my Bible. I stuck it there years ago after my 7-year-old daughte...
    Your Presence Matters
    By Cindi McMenamin
    January 07th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • This* was written by Leslie Snyder   I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  So now I give him to the Lord.  F...
    Before I Was a Mom
    By HomeWord with Jim Burns
    January 14th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on i...
    You Are the Light of the World...
    By Church 4 Chicks
    December 24th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Tomorrow. Try Again. God, I fear I was not a great mom today. You have given these children to me, and I have not loved them well today. I have be...
    Tomorrow. Try Again.
    By Tricia Williford
    December 31st, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Can you believe it? Christmas is just one week away! Whether you’re feeling totally frazzled or totally prepared, here are some of our favorite pare...
    Practical Tips for a Truly Chr...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    December 17th, 2015

    Mother Moments, Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Our mornings are scattered and frenzied, so when the boys opted to flip-flop the routine, I wasn't opposed. We're not exactly a well-oiled machine aroun...
    Under the Wise Man's Robes
    By Tricia Williford
    December 10th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • by Kristy ChowningParties, gifts, programs, lists, lists, and more lists. We want to make memories.  We want to cherish it all, and in the process ma...
    Simplify the Season
    By Grace For Moms
    November 26th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Before last year, I wouldn’t listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving Day. I bumped that up to November 1. . . yes, I’m one of those. To fr...
    Reclaiming Christmas
    By Tricia Williford
    November 19th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Have you ever tried to connect with your child and just felt… awkward?This is not uncommon. Parents sometimes express to us that connection can be a...
    When Connecting with Kids Just...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    December 03rd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • What comes to mind when you hear the word, turkey? Thanksgiving, a bird, Ben Franklin, bowling, an insult? How odd that one word has the power to pres...
    Talking Turkey
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    November 12th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • by AnonymousThere is no love like a mother’s love, no stronger bond on earth Like the precious bond that comes from God, to a mother when she giv...
    MOTHERS ARE SPECIAL

    Mother Moments
  • The painters took down my house numbers. Ah, well. I never liked them anyway. All odd, masculine numbers. Maybe I’ll choose a collection of even num...
    Drill, Caulk and a Manicure
    By Tricia Williford
    October 29th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • I was grocery shopping with two boys. You know. My favorite. The usual acrobatic routine of the wrestling brothers, the tipping cart, the try to remem...
    Strolling the Grocery Store
    By Tricia Williford
    October 29th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Hey, Tuck, tell Poppa the good news about your reading group.”“I got kicked out.”Actually, buddy, the word is *graduated.*This first appeared...
    Semantics
    By Tricia Williford
    October 22nd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • A friend is having her basement finished, so her home is a smattering of construction workers, tools, and work in progress.She invited the boys over t...
    Mixed Company
    By Tricia Williford
    October 15th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  •             ....I mean, really.  That’s pretty much what it comes down to.This first appeared here and is used with the author's permission....
    Truth of the Greeting Card Var...
    By Tricia Williford
    October 08th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • So they needed new shoes, and we had picked them out. A pair for each of them, a pair we could each agree on, and particularly a pair that is versatil...
    Momma Needs A New Pair
    By Tricia Williford
    October 01st, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Somewhere along the way, likely within the last few weeks, we entered a new era at my house.  This new era arrived with a swiftness and subtlety I d...
    Plaids, Solids, Fedoras, and H...
    By Tricia Williford
    September 24th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • From The M.O.M. Initiative. Used here with permission. To view and read the entire post, please click here. ...
    The Divine Calling: Motherhood
    By Stephanie Shott
    September 17th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • You’d think that key prayers and teachings in Scripture were prayed and delivered with the American school year in mind. And, well, they might have ...
    School-Year Prayers
    By Barry Shafer
    August 27th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Hey sweet mom, ministry leader and mentor! You might have had a rough week. Maybe you felt like you were completely unappreciated, yet you’ve given ...
    Something You Might Just Need ...
    By Stephanie Shott
    September 03rd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Maya,” he says, “Do you know how old I am?”“Yes,” she says.  “Twenty-two.”“I’m quite a bit older than that.”“Eighty-nine?...
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    By Tricia Williford
    August 27th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • It’s a blast from the past, you guys: one of the favorites from the archives of my life as a young(er) mom. Only this time, it’s going live to the...
    4 Things I Learned When My Tod...
    By Tricia Williford
    August 13th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • This is adapted from a post which first appeared here. Used with permission from The M.O.M. Initiative....
    There's No Rush

    Mother Moments
  • “Mommy, are Leprechauns real, or do the moms and dads really just do all that stuff?” Okay, two things. First of all, when he says ‘all that s...
    Santa and Leprechauns: The Tru...
    By Tricia Williford
    August 06th, 2015

    Mother Moments