What’s My Job as a Parent?

What's my job as a parent

From as far back as I can remember, I had an interest in becoming a parent someday. Maybe it came from my desire to be just like my mother. Maybe it was innate. Or maybe this interest was a result of playing with dolls. After all, I was pretty good at caring for my dolls: read more

What Dr. King Would Tell My Kids If He Were Alive Today

Martin Luther King Escorting ChildrenNever stop learning.

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” –MLK

There’s no time for being “bored,” go create something!

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Laugh Out Loud: A Tribute to My Grandmother

Tribute to Grandma

My grandma had the most infectious laugh – it was loud, unashamed, and certainly unapologetic. And it didn’t conform to her surroundings or adapt to an occasion. From high-class events to the living room of her Southern, shotgun-style home, her laugh remained the same. It was her signature. She definitely knew how to Laugh Out Loud. read more

One Surefire Way to Have a Successful 2015

Happy New Year 2015

THE NEW YEAR IS HERE! And for most of us, a new year represents a new start. Plans, resolutions, and declarations are being made all over the world. But let’s be honest: only a small percentage of people will reach their New Year’s goal, life won’t magically change because of a calendar date, and unresolved issues of 2014 will still exist at the start 2015. read more

Remember What the Angel Said

The birth of Christ – we talk about it, sing about it, and oh how we celebrate it! And Bible verses recording this miracle are so often recited that most of us know them like the back of our hand. We know about Mary, Joseph, and the wise men. So I’m not going to retell the story. But I do want to remind you of what the angel said. read more

Ask with Confidence

ask with confidence
This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

I like cooking. I really do. Some days I stand over the kitchen counter – slicing, dicing, dashing, and mashing – all while pretending I’m the next Food Network star. read more

Speak Life

speak lifeThis Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Earlier this year, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” was all the rage. My children played it and replayed it – again AND AGAIN. They would wake up listening to it, turn it on during school breaks, and read more

World AIDS Day: Educating Our Children

world aids day

This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

There are nearly 35 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. In the U.S. alone, more than 1.2 million people are infected with this disease. read more

Helping Children Develop a Heart of Thanksgiving

a heart of thanksgiving
This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Sometimes young children forget their manners. We’ve all seen that parent who has to embarrassingly remind his or her child to say “thank you.” It usually sounds like: read more

Paper Bag Wreath: Parent & Child Activity

The holiday season is here! That means it’s time to bring out the wreaths! A paper bag wreath is the perfect thing to get your door or wall looking pretty, warm and welcoming. And it’s simple to make. Here’s how: read more