The new school year started last week, and I find myself a little nostalgic. Maybe it’s the fact that my daughter is now starting her junior year in high school, but I find myself wondering if I’m sowing into her life in the way she needs so she knows her value and worth.
How did we get here?
It seems like lately I’m trying to hold back time.
It’s inevitable. One day you’ll look up and your baby will no longer be a baby, but a big boy or girl ready to start elementary school and face the world. While you’re preparing their lunch or helping them stuff their backpack, make sure you’ve prepared them in other ways too.
I know summer is technically just beginning, but it’s the perfect time to start preparing your child for next school year. Many students will be transitioning to kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school, as well as college, so I thought it was a good time to repeat my Five Things series.
I spend a lot of time praying for people. Whether it’s assisting with my church’s prayer ministry and getting personal requests from friends, pray is a huge part of my everyday life. One thing I’ve realized lately is that sometimes I am so busy praying for others that I forget to take the time to […]
As an author of several books for teens and tweens, I spend a lot of time hanging with and observing kids. There are so many doing right, but they rarely make the news. More often than not, we are hearing about the bad our kids do, especially of late. In the last year or so […]
Just because your child has finished high school doesn’t mean the learning has stopped. Now it’s time to kick their preparation of how to handle “real life” into overdrive. Let me state that I understand not every child will go to college. These are life skills that apply whether you go to school or not.
How did we get here?
It seems like lately I’m trying to hold back time. Maybe it’s the realization that my baby is no longer a baby. Yes, I know she will always be my baby, but she’s heading into her sophomore year of high school this year, and I’m starting to realize I need to stop babying her so […]