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chutes and ladders

Published on August 27th, 2014

I’ve played multiple games of Chutes and Ladders in my parenting career. With six children, I can’t seem to escape the game. And…I never win. Never. I’m destined to hit every chute and often wallow in the middle to lower part of the board. I’m not bitter though because it’s about the time with my


college bound

Published on August 22nd, 2014

I dropped my firstborn child off at college yesterday (Go Temple!). Not sure how I feel about all of this. I’m happy for him and excited about the numerous opportunities in front of him. I believe he’s going to excel. But, it’s a hard thing saying goodbye to someone who’s been in our house and


family life

Published on April 25th, 2014

I have six kids. They all have busy schedules. They all have expectations. They all have plans (for me). Honestly, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming. I often feel as if I disappoint them on most days. It’s interesting too because it seems that just as soon as I begin to feel confident as a parent,


What my kids learn…

Published on September 26th, 2013

I want my kids to have courage.  I believe a courageous person who is willing to do the right thing will accomplish much in life.  Courage gives us a calm confidence to move in the right direction.  Throughout this month at ValleyPoint Church, my kids are learning this virtue.  Courage is defined as being brave


new school year

Published on September 7th, 2013

It has begun.  Some new clothes, new shoes, new supplies, new schedules, and new teachers have launched a school year that is going to be special.  I find five out of our six kids in school this year.  I am trying to enjoy all of these moments as they seem to be moving at an



Published on October 31st, 2012

It’s Halloween.  I have six kids.  Six kids = six pumpkins.  Pumpkins aren’t my favorite thing.  They’re orange, filled with nastiness, and smell bad.  Does anyone else think this way?  I’m actually starting to enjoy them though.  Uniquely, pumpkins bring my family together.  There’s creativity, laughter, and cooperation.  At the end of the day, the


perfect kids?!

Published on January 20th, 2012

Perfect kids…forget about it.  How about intentional parenting?  It seems that every great revelation on parenting starts with the phrase, “I read a book.”  This is actually a very annoying thing to hear.  I only like the books I read (just kidding – er…maybe not).  Whenever you hear that phrase, you know you’ve got to


the kiddos…

Published on March 18th, 2011

One of the things that I really enjoy doing is watching my kids play.  It’s captivating.  It’s innocent.  It’s entertaining.  I love their precious, little minds that come up with some pretty big tales.  They make great “set-ups” as they call them, and the stories they make-up have a bit of drama and humor.  They