communication, faith, family, life

Yes isn’t always the best answer.

I've been reading a lot of parenting articles in my motherhood groups lately. The focus seems to be on saying "yes" more to our kids. I was buying into a little at a time, slowly doubting myself in a new way, and thinking that I just shut the kids down too much, too often. So… Continue reading Yes isn’t always the best answer.

family, health, life

Where do you brush your teeth?

What a silly question, right? I bet you brush your teeth in the bathroom. So do I. But not my kids. Not anymore. See, I feel incredibly claustrophobic and a wave of anxiety takes me from Mom to Monster in .02 seconds flat when I'm crowded in their little bathroom trying to keep cavities at… Continue reading Where do you brush your teeth?