friendship

A friend who tells you the truth is better than a friend who flatters

Recently I traveled to Omaha with my friends Jonetta and Casey for a women’s conference. After the conference was over we ventured to the mall taking advantage of our kid-free time. Besides, we “needed” new jeans.  As we walked into the clothing store we were approached by a spunky, tall, brunette, spiral-haired young woman who …

marriage & family

Dear Husband, Let’s Show Our Kids What Love Looks Like – Her View From Home

This past week, the winds and rain have threatened the oneness and unity in our marriage and home like never before. They came without warning. Why do we fight like we’re against each other, instead of for one another? We know the truth. We know better, but sometimes emotions fly too high and we act …

marriage & family

20 Easy and Fun Fall Activities for Your Family

“Fall is in the air and on the ground” is what Amelia Bedelia says in my 8-year-old daughter’s favorite Autumn-themed book: Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie. Like me, she loves all things fall. In our family, welcoming this season is a big deal. Not just because we have four birthdays to celebrate in October (gasp!), …