Home Repairs

Home Repairs

If you are a homeowner like me, you likely have a “fix-it” list somewhere in your house. A few couples call it a “honey-do” list because the intention is that one spouse is responsible for repairing things on the list. Some of the items may require one quick trip to...
Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Home Is Not a Battle Zone

Your home is not a battle zone. Somebody might be reading this and thinking, “Well, mine is!” And I get that. There are times where there will be conflict in our homes—that’s just life. But you don’t want it to be known as the place where all the battles occur....
Healthy Healing

Healthy Healing

As parents and grandparents, it’s natural that a big part of our goal in raising kids is to avoid doing things that were painful for us in our own childhoods. I’m not talking about the things like disciplining kids, teaching them about perseverance and sticking with...
Getting the Right Balance

Getting the Right Balance

You probably thought you had learned all the lessons about balance when you were five or six years old. Your mom or dad let go of your bike and then clapped wildly and praised you while they watched you coast about five or ten feet before tipping over. You eventually...
Good, Selfish Parenting

Good, Selfish Parenting

A guy sat in my office a while ago and called me selfish because I have four kids. He was ashamed of me, he said, because I was so egocentric that I had gone and tried to create myself all over again, four times. Little versions of me, he insinuated, each kid another...