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Just Mom – Five Qualities That Will Help You Raise Great Citizens

Just Mom – Five Qualities That Will Help You Raise Great Citizens

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I spent an afternoon taking in the sights of our nation’s capital. As I walked the streets, I thought about the power players at work all around me.  Congressional leaders hashing out legislative deals. Lobbyists strategizing their agendas.  Countless bureaucrats working in the federal agencies that keep our government… View more

Why Your Kids Need You to Let Go of Perfect: And the Price They Pay When You Don’t

Why Your Kids Need You to Let Go of Perfect: And the Price They Pay When You Don’t

It’s a little ridiculous how much time I can spend deliberating choices at Hobby Lobby.  Frankly, I try to avoid the store when possible, because I recognize it for the time-sucking vortex it is. Standing amidst the rows of home decor, I’m faced with daunting questions: Should I buy the galvanized tray and candles for the… View more

Why Your Kids Need You To Be Still: The Gift of Living as a Sabbath Mom

Why Your Kids Need You To Be Still: The Gift of Living as a Sabbath Mom

I’ll never forget that moment.  Driving home from a grocery run, I listened to the chaos of my young kids, strapped in carseats behind me.  I don’t remember what they argued about.  I don’t remember who whined the loudest or who strained the hardest to kick at their sibling despite the constraints of the car. … View more