An Open Letter to Youth Group Leaders, Church Leadership, and Especially Parents:

I hear the way the world screams for our kids.  I feel the cold tentacles of porn so readily accessible on the internet, the pain from addictions to drugs and alcohol, the pull from friends, the media, and even our government on our youth to step off the foundation of Jesus that we’ve placed them… Continue reading An Open Letter to Youth Group Leaders, Church Leadership, and Especially Parents:

Coconut #1 Goes to Africa

The oldest Coconut leaves for Africa on a mission trip in less than 24 hours, and I don’t even know how we got here. Wasn’t it just yesterday she was 11, starting middle school, knowing everything about everything, and humiliated that I would even think about wearing THAT out of the house? Or maybe it… Continue reading Coconut #1 Goes to Africa

No, You Won’t Enjoy Every Parenting Moment. And That’s Ok.

Some time back, I found myself at Target. Alone! Although I wanted to run through the aisles yelling, "FREEDOM" William Wallace style, I managed to get control of myself. Instead, I found myself slowly meandering through the store, inhaling the smells of popcorn and Starbucks, and reveling in the ability to silently walk whatever aisles… Continue reading No, You Won’t Enjoy Every Parenting Moment. And That’s Ok.

Raising Slow Cooker Kids In a Microwave Generation

“Hey, so how do you handle chores with your kids? How much do you pay them and what do you have them do? She casually asked. We had met in the cleaning aisle of Wal-Mart and began chatting when I philosophically asked if Mr. Clean’s pants were white because he was always cleaning or was he always cleaning because… Continue reading Raising Slow Cooker Kids In a Microwave Generation

Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People

Thinking about taking a road trip across country with the kids and looking for some tips? Are you hoping to connect and bond with those adorable offspring as well as cross some items off of your bucket list? Well, you have come to the right place! I'm pretty much an expert in this field (self-described)… Continue reading Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People