Mentoring Your Daughters

Moms are the ones, who first teach us to make friends, understand the actions of others and set the example of a godly woman. Setting a perfect example in front of our children is not the most important example we give our daughters. Living authentically in front of...

Silvered Scars

She was a thirty-something, the mom of seven, tolerating with a smile the extra children and teens running through her kitchen, and I was sixteen when we first met. She mentored me at times with advice about womanhood, and I taught her the latest dances. That was...
My Story and I’m Sticking To It!

My Story and I’m Sticking To It!

I have always said, “God gives me the weird stuff!” But the truth is, the more I meet all of you and hear your stories the more I begin to say, “me too.” Take for example being a stepmother.  Who in the world woke up one day and said, “I...

Building Bridges You May Never Cross

My dad used to tell me, “You are wasting energy and time building bridges that you will never cross.” Building bridges never crossed is a well-honed craft of a worrier. There are things that we should plan for in advance. Things like grocery lists, education, job,...
What To Know Before The Storms

What To Know Before The Storms

The weather report was warning of severe weather – “Strong thunderstorms with the possibility of tornadoes.” These are not uncommon along the Gulf Coast. We are not too concerned because we know by experience the steps to take when the storms come. I spread an old...
Backtalk and Parenting

Backtalk and Parenting

“I didn’t asked to be born!” shouted my teen from the bedroom. “It’s not fair. Nobody else has to do this!  You’re so mean!”   And the door to the purple room closes with a slam.   “Good thing you didn’t ask to be born today,” I thought to myself.  “Today the answer...

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