• Well, apparently a recently released study indicates that stay-at-home moms have 30+ hours of leisure time each week. Yep. That's what the experts sa...
    So Much Leisure Time
    By Tricia Williford
    June 05th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg has garnered lots of attention this past year with her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. In fact, focus,...
    Can You Be Too Narrow-Minded f...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 05th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • Does your life feel out of control? Do you look at all the rushing around, the skyrocketing price of food, the headlines of pink slime and food reca...
    Five Ways to Start Living the ...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    June 05th, 2014

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • “You know what killed that squirrel?” my husband Dan mused as we drove through our Arkansas neighborhood. Duh, I thought, a car ran over him. ...
    Indecision? Try GraceTalk
    By Karen Jordan
    June 05th, 2014

    Grace Talk
  • As I listen to the birds singing every morning, I wish I could distinguish one bird from another. I identify the honking geese as they fly over the ...
    Listening for God's Voice
    By Karen Jordan
    June 12th, 2014

    GraceTalk
  • I noticed a small typo within a comment that I had posted on a friend’s blog. Instead of the word “power,” I had typed “poser.” A minor ...
    Wordpower
    By Karen Jordan
    June 19th, 2014

    Grace Talk
  • A friend asked me recently: How are your boys different in their patterns of obedience? Is one more compliant than another?Well. In general, I woul...
    Built-in Teammate
    By Tricia Williford
    June 12th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • I really love having two little men, but some days, it's just hard. Sometimes, I'm just tired. Some days I am running dangerously low on patience bef...
    This Too Shall Pass... really?
    By Tricia Williford
    June 19th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • I took the children to our pediatrician today for Tyler's 6-month-checkup, a check on Tucker's two-week cough, and flu shots all around. Shots are nev...
    Stop Time
    By Tricia Williford
    June 26th, 2014

    Mommy Moments
  • I had a full-blown parenting meltdown last night. I will spare you the gory, self-deprecating details, but it was a grand display of selfishness o...
    What If I Really Do MISS This?
    By Tricia Williford
    July 03rd, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Have you ever watched a sports team that seemed to run one play over and over and over, regardless of the score and regardless of their opponent? F...
    Should Leaders Be Firm or Flex...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 12th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • “If people are going to be peak performers, theyhow to change their energy state.”—Ken Blanchard Nothing saps my energy like paperwork. Unles...
    Life Balance: Reclaim Energy ...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 19th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • Try this pop quiz:1.      Who do you consider the five most successful individuals in the world?2.      When you introduce acquaintances, ...
    Why a Fulfilling Job Leaves Yo...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 26th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  •                 Hello, fellow mothers of little men things!            This is the place where we can talk about and navigate th...
    Introduction: Welcome Moms of ...
    By Heather James
    July 03rd, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • It isn’t yet 7 a.m. and they’re beating each other with Wii sports attachments. Sure, they’re made of foam, but I know they’ll manage to mak...
    It isn’t yet 7 a.m.
    By Heather James
    July 10th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • I bought one of those live butterfly gardens, which starts out as a cup of caterpillars and is supposed to turn into five butterflies. Although I’...
    How a Butterfly Habitat Helps ...
    By Heather James
    July 17th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • God has taken me to a new place – both physically and figuratively. My husband and I have recently become part of a new church plant. We didn’t...
    Come Wake Me From My Sleep
    By Deb DeArmond
    August 14th, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • When I had my first boy child, I was naïve. I figured I had absolute control over how this little wriggly, peeing-on-the-blinds baby would turn out....
    Gun Play - Yay or Nay?
    By Heather James
    July 24th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Boys
  • My church keeps sending me email invitations to the Prime Time Ministries group. Prime Time? That’s code for “old” isn’t it? And if that’s t...
    Not Ready for Prime Time
    By Deb DeArmond
    August 07th, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • “Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.” It’s what the fortune cookie in my hand predicted. I sw...
    The Prime of Life
    By Deb DeArmond
    August 21st, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • The average gardener spends $70 and reaps $600 from their vegetable garden. I heard this statistic on our morning news this weekend and it made me t...
    6 Reasons You Should Plant a V...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    June 12th, 2014

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Every pioneer home had a cast iron skillet. No matter how poor or rich, they all cooked their food with a cast iron pot or pan. Every meal, no matte...
    4 Tips on Caring for Cast Iron
    By Melissa K. Norris
    June 19th, 2014

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • On my quest for to eradicate all processed foods from our home, I’ve started making my own lemonade. It’s super easy, cheap, and delicious. But ...
    How to Make Homemade Natural C...
    By Melissa K. Norris
    June 26th, 2014

    Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • One big difference between my two children is their tolerance for messiness. Any kind at all, to any degree. It is most evident at mealtime.Tucker i...
    Big Difference Between the Two
    By Tricia Williford
    July 10th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • In a scramble to get out the door in time for Tucker's speech therapy, I abandoned the children and bolted up the stairs to grab my shoes.I am learni...
    Did Anybody See That??
    By Tricia Williford
    July 17th, 2014

    Mommy Moments
  • They are suckers for physical comedy, their own notwithstanding.And because I laughed once, they think they have found the key to my sense of humor...
    Two Stooges
    By Tricia Williford
    July 24th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • I revisited an old favorite recently: Bringing Up Boys. I encountered once again some of the quotes that I had starred and underlined, years ago."B...
    I Get it Now
    By Tricia Williford
    July 31st, 2014

    Mommy Moments
  • When things get tense around the office, a key difference in the communication styles between men and women typically surfaces. As deadlines loom, b...
    Your Sense of Humor May Need a...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 03rd, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • I called my mother during a break on the trade show floor. “Do they have Daddy’s test results back yet?” “Yes. They do. The doctor just left...
    Do You Have Casual Friends or ...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 10th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • "Get your head in the game!”  “Watch the ball!” “Pay attention to your passes!” Let the lethargy go on too long, and the player will be o...
    Suit Up: 3 Ways to Get Off the...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 17th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • Kids learn to play the blame game early: “He/she hit me first.”  On the sports field, it’s “The referees aren’t calling it fair.”  Thos...
    What To Do When You Didn't Make...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 24th, 2014

    Women in the Work Place
  • “How’s your elbow?” I asked on our bi-weekly call.“A little better. Doc says it’s as good as it’s gonna be. Just have to make do,” Lyn...
    Making Do
    By Deb DeArmond
    August 28th, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • “I wish I had a picture of my mom, “ the young man said. “You look just like her.”Sounds nice, yes? Fail. Just five minutes earlier I learne...
    Power Up!
    By Deb DeArmond
    September 04th, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • “I can take care of your mom,” he said.  It took me by surprise—not because it was the first time Ron had offered his help, but because of t...
    Now That's Love!
    By Deb DeArmond
    September 11th, 2014

    Freedom at 50+
  • Are you waiting today? I am. Have been for so long that I've forgotten what it feels like to not be waiting on The Lord. I fight it. I beat against it....
    Embrace the Wait
    By Alison Everill
    August 07th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Everything is. My two children spend most of their day arguing about what belongs to whom, and they are always in dire disagreement over whose is wh...
    Mine. ALL Mine!
    By Tricia Williford
    August 07th, 2014

    Mother Moments