• I have a child with Asperger's Syndrome. In fact, shortly after we became aware of her diagnosis, I shared about that experience in a blog series calle...
    What Autism is Teaching Me
    By Shelley Hendrix
    August 14th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  •  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14We took the kids to the pool ...
    Believing I am fearfully and w...
    By Gillian Marchenko
    August 21st, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • “You should have seen her standing there by herself looking around tonight,” I told my husband after my twelve-year-old daughter and I came home f...
    She’s not me ~ Let’s not i...
    By Gillian Marchenko
    August 07th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • I have two daughters. One out of High School now and one entering her Senior Year in High School. My girls are as Night and Day different as they com...
    Oh, the Drama!
    By Shelley Hendrix
    August 28th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • My daughter Lauren came home from school recently to announce that the girls in her class had the puberty talk. Being the baby of the family, this stu...
    Let Girls be Girls
    By Angela Ruth Strong
    September 04th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • "I will give thanks to You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalms 139:14As the mother of two girls, who are both now legal adults *gulp--can t...
    Different as Night and Day
    By Shelley Hendrix
    September 11th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • 4 Questions to Ask Your Kids E...
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    October 09th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • When mom's depressed; Addressing depression for the sake of my kids "You know what, Mom?" My daughter touched me on the arm the other day. "What, honey?...
    When Mom's Depressed: Addressin...
    By Gillian Marchenko
    November 27th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Sometimes parenting feels like a lot of wrong turns My ten-year-old daughter, Zoya, participated in the school band her Fifth Grade year. She chose t...
    Sometimes Parenting Feels Like...
    By Gillian Marchenko
    January 01st, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • 3 Ground Rules for Life-Giving MomsWhen my four daughters were younger, I made up a cheer that we would recite at different times: “Two, four, six, ...
    3 Ground Rules for Life-Giving...
    By Sue Detweiler
    December 04th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • 3 Things Every Life-Giving Mom Needs ~Every life-giving mom has issues. Every mom since Eve has sinned against her sons and daughters. Eve was placed...
    3 Things Every Life-Giving Mom...
    By Sue Detweiler
    December 11th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Choices of a Life-Giving Mom ~Every Life-Giving Mom faces daily choices of how she is going to respond to the struggles of her child. Sometimes these ...
    Choices of a Life-Giving Mom
    By Sue Detweiler
    December 18th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • You Can Do It! ~Everyone needs help on the sidelines. Everyone needs a cheerleader when it get’s tough. Everyone needs someone to whisper in their e...
    You Can Do It!
    By Sue Detweiler
    December 25th, 2014

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Much of my parenting years were random attempts to get it right, yet never feeling like I could.How about you?But what would your life look like if yo...
    10 Things Every Mom Should Ask...
    By Stephanie Shott
    January 15th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Do you ever feel like you’re just too tired to be Mom? You know that feeling when you know you should say “No” but it’s just easier to say ...
    6 Things To Do When You're Too ...
    By Stephanie Shott
    January 29th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • I wanted to write a prayer for us to carry through this New Year as a community. I thought about what the Lord would have us say as we kneel before th...
    A Prayer for the New Year
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    January 22nd, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • The Boogeyman, the monsters under the bed and the hideous looking clown from a friend’s birthday party – they’re all so scary. Especially for a ...
    Help Your Children Overcome Th...
    By Stephanie Shott
    February 19th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan My kiddos are so into Peter Pan and Jake and the Neverlan...
    Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    February 12th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Dads often joke about what some young lad will have to do to get past dad to the daughter. But it’s no laughing matter. Most dads with daughters, ha...
    When It's Good for Kids to Say ...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 05th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • While going through my daughter's backpack when she was in second grade, I found a paper on which she had written her spelling words for the week. I wa...
    Giving Your Daughter the Gift ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 26th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • When you give your time to your daughter, and not just your words, you are showing and teaching her three important truths: ~ that she is a priority ...
    Giving Your Daughter the Gift ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 05th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • My daughter, the only child I have, recently turned 21 years old. Could it really have been that long since I heard her piercing scream and was told ...
    What I've Learned in My Daughte...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 26th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • “You know, Jill,” my Acteen leader said, “In everything your family endured, I never once heard you say a negative word about anyone.” You di...
    Be Careful With Little Ears
    By Jill McSheehy
    March 12th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • “He hit me!!!” “She took my marker!” Have you ever thought – “I am just refereeing 24-7, and I certainly have better things to do with m...
    Are You Expecting Your Kids to...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    March 19th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Every Life-Giving Mom needs help. My baby was only 5 weeks old when I was in a desperate situation... “Get my baby out!” I screamed with a raspy v...
    Every Life-Giving Mom Needs to...
    By Sue Detweiler
    April 02nd, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • The Morning After the FireMiraculously, my 5-week-old daughter and I were saved from the fire. We spent a long, weary night in the hospital as the doc...
    After the Fire - 5 Ways We Wer...
    By Sue Detweiler
    April 09th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • A Life-Giving Mom Overcomes the Hard Situations. Desperation is a driving force in our lives to seek change. It is during the pressure-cooker seasons ...
    3 Ways a Life-Giving Mom Overc...
    By Sue Detweiler
    April 16th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Hoping that God's promise would be real in my daily life, I was in a battle. Every mom that I know desires to be the best mom in world, but often she f...
    God's Promise for the Daily Lif...
    By Sue Detweiler
    April 23rd, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • The Battle for your Thoughts and Emotions If you were to write about your most raw moment of unguarded thoughts, how would you feel? Exposed? Vulnera...
    The Battle Within: Overcoming ...
    By Sue Detweiler
    April 30th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • Overcoming Anger Requires you to Look in the Mirror Have you ever seen your own angry red face in the reflection of a mirror? I never knew I had ange...
    Overcoming Anger
    By Sue Detweiler
    May 07th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys
  • For some children, it's obvious what their calling is. They come out of the womb, it seems, with big plans of what they want to accomplish with their l...
    Encouraging Your Daughter to D...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 14th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Do you ever have those days when you feel like you've blown it as a mom? I remember saying out of frustration to my teenager "I don't know how to parent ...
    Feeling Like You've Blown It?
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 21st, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • If you want your kids to respect and value your “no’s!” work harder on your “yeses!”It’s good to teach kids the various “No’s!” in l...
    Help Kids Handle “NO” by G...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    May 28th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Lately, I’ve not been able to utter a word without hearing my mother’s voice. In the last 6 months I’ve realized how much I sound like her. She ...
    When Motherhood is a Mirror
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    June 11th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Becky and her two daughters, six-year-old Brianna and four-year-old Maisie, were at a playdate. The girls were downstairs with an older girl who was b...
    How to Turn Mischief into an O...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    June 11th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls
  • She stood there with fear in her eyes. I had done it again. My strong words and harsh tone had crushed her spirit.It had been three weeks since I stop...
    An Open Door and a Breeze of T...
    By Jessica Wolstenholm
    June 18th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Girls