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.

communication, faith, family, life, marriage

Unmet Expectations

A new lesson I've been trying to impart to my crew is how unmet expectations, and unreasonably high expectations, can really put a strain on relationships. This is true for any relationship - be it spouses, parent-child, siblings, friends, co-workers. Unmet expectations can place a burden on a relationship that sometimes, the relationship cannot even… Continue reading Unmet Expectations