Oh What God Can Do! with Cindy Bultema | Episode 37

So what happens when you come face-to-face with imperfection in your own life? Do you beat yourself up? Grow defensive? Maybe feel insecure? We all have a story, and today I’m excited to share the story of my guest, Cindy Bultema. Once a young mom who suffered...

If You Named Your House

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Kathy Koch.  Dr. Kathy Koch, the founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, loves helping parents understand children’s uniqueness and how to raise them with that in mind. You can find her online...

Living With Less: Affordable College Education

As Mark and I state in the first few sentences of our “College: Higher Education at Lower Cost” chapter in Living With Less So Your Family Has More book…”If you want to know one Savage parenting regret, just ask us about our experience leading...

Wednesday’s Words of Encouragement: The Value of Recalculating

“Recalculating,” states the voice on the GPS unit. “Recalculating,” she repeats once again as we find ourselves off course on a trip.It’s a scene most of us are familiar with in some way. Even if we don’t have a GPS unit, we’ve likely been around this new technology...

Classic Movies for the Family

Last week I rented the movie “Brian’s Song” to watch with my boys. As a child I remember watching the show on television and being powerfully moved by the movie. I posted on Facebook that we were watching this classic movie and asked for other...

Be Your Kid’s Advocate

When Kolya first arrived 7 years ago he spoke no English.  We adopted him at the age of 9.  He started school one week later. And I started school, too.  I started researching what an ESL–English As A Second Language–students (or what...

Happy Birthday, Austin!

 At 6am this morning we awoke to get our birthday celebration of cake and ice cream for breakfast started! Funny…6am is just about the same time I was awakened by labor pains 14 years ago. In fact, today I was thinking about how birth is an appropriate...

Parent Strategy: Contracts for Teens

When my kids were little we used chore charts with stars to motivate and hold our kids accountable to carry out their home responsibilities.As they’ve grown older, we found the need for a new strategy.  And with our two teens at home, we’ve found that...

Re-Post: Be a Yes Mom!

Last summer I ran this post on being a “yes” mom.  Because I personally need the challenge once again, I’m re-posting it for this July!Last week my boys ran inside and said, “Mom, mom…it’s so hot outside! Can we see if...