Forget Being Super Mom, Be a GEM

There is an Eric Carle board book about a little girl who asks, "Papa, can you get the moon for me?" And her father gets a ladder. When my boys were little, I read this to them. I kept it because when I see it on the shelf, I think of the many ways as parents we want to give it all: to make the pain go away when they hurt, to make their joy last forever, to protect them. To never disappoint them or make mistakes. To hang the moon. And also to know, while we can't hang the moon, we can revel in its beauty. We can enjoy it. And we can parent beautifully all while making mistakes....more
Such a wonderful acronym!  Being given a child or children is one of God's greatest gifts and ...more

Family Dinner Questions

On our side bar we have an area called 'Family Dinner Talk'.  They are questions that we change daily that encourage family talk!  We believe in families and we know the power of getting to know each other better.  So what we've created for you are 30 questions that you put in a jar.  It doesn't need to be a fancy jar {see above}.  Each night at dinner time pull out one question and read it to the family. Some are silly and some are serious.   Get to know each other better and smile as you create memories with your loved ones!...more

I like it. It's just me and the fake husband, no kids, but this could be handy for big family ...more