How Boundaries With my Son Overwhelmed Me

A Guest Post by Kathi Lipp

Sitting across from my son at Starbucks, seeing him in so much pain, so completely overwhelmed, I was desperate to kiss him on the forehead, say some magic mommy words, and make all the hurt go away. The Problem The only problem with this plan? My little boy is 6’1” and in his mid-twenties. But […]

Who Will Fill Your Empty?

Four days filled me up to overflowing. I thought I would burst from the happiness of it. We do this once a year, these friends of mine and I. We find a place to gather, block off time (which is often far more difficult than it should be), buy plane tickets, secure babysitters, and fly from […]

Gratitude Requires Care

I didn’t expect his answer. Something childish and silly, yes. Not this. Moments before, he’d said little-boy goodbyes to our lingering Thanksgiving guests. Then he climbed the curved staircase and stepped into his pajamas, brushed his teeth. A total of twenty-four people had joined the feast in our home. Although extended family couldn’t join us […]

When God Asks the Impossible

One month ago, our family nearly doubled in size. Yes. I know. If life were a math problem, mine would look like this: Mom + Dad + 3 Teenage Boys + Twin 4 Year Olds + 5 Year Old = Impossible I’ve hinted at it here and there on Twitter and Facebook, little references most […]

Hearts At Home National Conference

Because Kids Don’t Come With Instructions… Moms need a place where they can find answers! I invite you to join me for this life-changing weekend that promises to leave moms feeling refreshed and equipped to handle all seasons of motherhood. Mom Revolution, the 2011 Hearts at Home National Conference, is coming to the Bone Student […]