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DIY Candles

Candles are warm and bright reminders of the goodness that surrounds us, even when things feel dark and cold. They brighten our birthdays, prayers, dinner parties, and many other special occasions. Here’s our easy and cheap take on creating our own vessels of light. read more


The Hurry Makes Us Hurt

Ann Voskamp must have been reading my journal when she wrote, "The hurry makes us hurt" in her book, One Thousand Gifts. Voskamp is right. Hurry hurts. Hurry betrays us every time. Hurry is the alarm that interrupts our rest. Hurry is the thief that steals our joy. read more


Raising Great Kids: Dealing with Selfishness

Trying to teach your preschoolers to be giving, but bumping up against bouts of selfishness? Here, Drs. Cloud and Townsend discuss developmentally appropriate expectations for how to deal with the ugly selfish monster in every kid. read more


Messy Goodness

I am not the kind of mom who likes disorder. Seeing items scattered around the house instead of in their assigned space makes me break into a cold sweat. I also live with small children. So yeah, we’ve got a problem. read more


The Unfurling

The frustration threatens to seep out of me. It’s there just under the surface and it fogs my vision. It’s all led up to this moment, the one with my sweet little boy who thinks that waiting ten minutes for dinner is the worst news he could ever receive. read more