Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Matt Maher’s Instagram Video is the Most Adorable Thing!

Kids do the funniest things. Matt Maher’s 4 year old son, Conor, sang in a Christmas concert. He shared his dad’s enthusiasm for music, but in a pretty funny way. While singing the line, “no crib for a bed,” Conor gave an enthusiastic thumbs up! Matt said: “I’m not sure why my son gave the line, “no crib for a bed” a huge thumbs up, but apparently it meets his seal of approval.” I’m not… … Continue reading

I May Be an OK Mom, But I’m a Lousy Psychic.

Here’s the thing. Kids will make their own mistakes. They will falter and flounder through this painful thing called growing up. The best we can do for them, after all the teaching and preaching is done, is to continue to be a listening ear, an encouraging coach…and yes, of course at times that will involve doling out some consequences. But there is one thing I have learned through parenting the five teenagers I have had… … Continue reading

Hey New Dad: This Is the Challenge You Were Made For

So you’ve got little kids. Everything — every single, stinking, thing — is a hassle. You miss hanging out with other adults. Another family invites you over for a simple dinner, but getting out the door is a logistical nightmare on the order of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Procuring a babysitter requires more energy than a “date night” seems to be worth. You can’t go anywhere, even out for a quick coffee with somebody, without lengthy,… … Continue reading

Missy Robertson Shares Her Struggle and How to Get Through It

I Corinthians 12:26 – “If one part [of God’s body] suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (NIV) Jase and I learned many years ago that having a child born with a cleft lip/palate was going to be a challenging journey. This was not something that could be easily fixed; it was going to have to be managed for the rest of her childhood and quite… … Continue reading

How to Be a Good Mom When You Feel Completely Inadequate

Inadequacy. We all struggle with it. We all come to parenting with our own baggage, our own challenges, our own character flaws and because we love our children so desperately, we try as hard as we can to help them avoid all those same mistakes. I felt inadequate when I had one child. I felt completely incapable when I had two children. By the time I learned that Bliss was on the way due just… … Continue reading

A Letter From a Loving Mom to Her Teen

Dear Sweet Child of Mine, I know you are so big now. You’re growing up faster than I could have ever imagined. In my mind, you went from 16 months to 16 years in about two weeks. It’s gone by so quickly for me and even as you wish away your youth in exchange for budding independence, I can still see you as a baby in my arms. Oh it was not so long ago… … Continue reading

Excuse Me, My Baby Is the Wrong Color: The Commodification of Children

This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Read more HERE … Continue reading

The Krusty Sage: Your Kids Don’t Need Your Stupid Success Track For Crying Out Loud

(This guy keeps posting to my blog.  He’s WAY krusty, and I, for one, am continually offended by him. Who SAYS this stuff?  I admit I’m envious of his awesome beard and also that awesome chair.  But still.) Your kids don’t need your stupid success track.   Quit signing them up for a bunch of garbage and racing them around everywhere, and then griping about how you “just don’t have any time anymore to eat… … Continue reading

How to Build a Summer of Parenting You Can Be Proud Of

Summer gets busy for every parent, but, thankfully, we have 6 reminders to help you make everyday life with your kids extra special this summer. To top it off – each idea is brought to you by one of our WAY-FM artists! Enjoy. 1. Embrace the unexpected. Thanks Jason Roy (from Building 429) for sharing this wonderful photo of fun with your daughter! We may not all be gutsy enough to let our daughters cut… … Continue reading