Tag: Raising boys

The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson {review}

I love Sally Clarkson’s writings. She always encourages me to love my family more intentionally, more patiently, more joyfully– and her newest book, The Lifegiving Table was no different.

Even before I was finished reading the introduction, I was reminded that no matter what my parenting views or methods, having a relationship with my children is one of the most important things that I can do. I see that now ever more clearly that most of my children are teens or close to teens.

Courage for the Mom Who’s Raising a Different Child

Parenting is hard. I don’t think anyone who as been a parent for any amount of time would disagree. There aren’t always easy answers for the problems we face. Again and again, we need to ask God how to best face the challenges before us. Never is this more true, though, than when one is raising a child who is different.

Sometimes We Want Results Now…and That’s Not How Parenting Always Works

Tears stood in my eyes as I listened to my son pronounce the words to his speech therapist. “Cat, cut, cow, call.” First the hard c sound at the beginning of words, then in the middle, then at the end. Then the same with the hard g. I was amazed. Every single c and g (at the beginning, middle, and end of words) was perfect.

8 Great Survival Gifts

We love to read adventure books, especially books where the hero has to use his wits to survive in a hostile environment. My husband grew up reading those kinds of books and even now he dreams of surviving alone for a year in the wilderness with only those supplies he can carry in on his back (I know, he’s a little odd). He says he wants our boys to look at adversity as an adventure to be lived and not