I'm THAT Parent Mrs. Keller? Could you come pick up your son? By Dana Keller I’ve lost sleep for many nights now, waking up in the middle of the night, worried about the future of my teenage sons. Over the years, they have both had challenges with school, sometimes alternately, sometimes simultaneously, adding numerous grey...read more
The No-Fear Option Just wait 'til your father gets home! By Mark Montgomery “You just wait ‘til your father gets home!”
All the moms in my neighborhood recognized the power of that phrase, and most used it pretty regularly. It was the Cold War, after all, and nuclear deterrent was the bedrock of diplomacy,...read more
Old Yeller CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?? By Juliet Johnson In my twenties, there were days – maybe weeks -- that went by where I never spoke much or even raised my voice. I had the comforting presence of a twelve-year-old girl walking quietly to church to sing in the choir.
Now I am this:
DON'T TAKE YOUR...read more
Willow Trees By T. Jackson Anderson I hate willow trees and my daughters used to be in diapers.
What’s the point you ask? I used to have to clean up behind willow trees and my daughters. Willow trees are messy. In fact, only my daughters and pecan trees rival willow trees in messiness....read more
When It's Someone Else's Child It takes a village? By Bryan Johnston An age old parenting question: Should you reprimand, scold, tattle on or instruct another person’s child? After speaking with several parents and child rearing experts I can say without hesitation that the answer to this question is absolutely,...read more
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