Fair, But Not Equal

So tonight we had a discipline issue at our house.  After getting in trouble, Boy #1 said something about his brother to the effect of, “He never gets in trouble for doing this, but I always do.”  Now we often have trouble with Boy #1 with this...

A Powerful Mom Story

When I find something written by someone else online and it touches my heart deeply, I just have to share it with you.  I’m sharing this mom story today especially for those of you who are special moms with special kids.  However, this is a story every...

Spring Break Ideas for Moms

It’s Spring Break season…If you are not planning on making a trip to some warm, tropical getaway during the week of Spring Break, think about some of the things you’ve been wanting to take the time to teach the kids.  Consider also some of the places...

Fun Mom Words

MomsenseSomething we know we have that our children confuse with nonsense.Momotonouswhen a mom catches herself saying the same things over and over because NO ONE IS LISTENING TO HER!MomumentalA momumental day is when you somehow find time to use the...

Integrating New Ideas Into Real Life

Every Sunday, the Bloomington, Illinois newspaper, The Pantagraph, runs the Hearts at Home newspaper column.  This weekly column is written my myself and three other moms to encourage families.  You can find the column online here with new encouragement...

I need your MOM words!

This year’s Hearts at Home conference theme is “Moms the Word.”  We’ll be looking at both the positive and the negative power of our words.  (If you haven’t registered yet, you can do that here!)One of the fun things we’re...

Every Mom Needs a “Momference!”

This year’s Hearts at Home conference theme is “Moms the Word.”  We’ll be focusing on the power of our words–both positive and negative.  I believe it will be one of the most cohesive, powerful themes we’ve had in our 16...

Every mom needs continuing education!

Seventeen years ago I found myself thinking back to the teaching conferences I experienced while finishing up my music education degree at Butler University.  I always returned home from those “continuing education” events with fresh vision and new...