From the time our children were babies we read to them a lot, identifying pictures in books. Building their vocabularies, along with a love of books, one word at a time. And it paid off! Our daughter could already say many words at 9 months, and by age one spoke in complete phrases! Our son, also … Continue reading How and Why to Raise Readers in a Technological Era
Grandchildren often think grandmothers are the most wonderful women on the face of the earth. But I wonder if my kids ever think, "That's not the woman who raised me!" Windows wide open to soft gentle breezes...it was springtime! My favorite time of year. And what better time to do spring cleaning? "But what does cleaning … Continue reading That’s Not My Mom!
John Wesley said, "What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace." He was referring to sin. And we see this played out in history repeatedly. But I'd like to look at it from a different angle. Kids continually listen, watch, and mimic us adults. And they often follow the examples they've been shown. Kids from violent … Continue reading Parents, Be Careful What You Allow
My children are grown and gone. I now have adult grandchildren. And still that voice so many mothers recognize accuses me. It's that voice that says, "You can't do it. You'll never be a good mom. Your kids are going to grow up a mess." I read various posts recently about raising children, including She Believed She … Continue reading You CAN do it Mom