One key mindset we must build into our children (and ourselves)

Our sons were told last year that they would be going into a slightly more advanced version of math this year. They get their brilliance from me. Now that I’ve gotten the braggy part of this post out of the way, let me move on to the important part. The other day, one of our… Continue reading One key mindset we must build into our children (and ourselves)

7 habits that could transform the school year

The school year has started for some and is soon to start for others.  As we get back into the swing of things, we always have so many high hopes. It’s like a jr. version of going into the new year.  Parents have goals for their children. Children have goals of their own (often very… Continue reading 7 habits that could transform the school year

Taking my own medicine

Sometimes, we’re the last to take our own medicine. I remember when I was a seminary student in Cleveland, TN, working at the Cracker Barrel. I’d get relationship advice from folks who’d torched multiple marriages (women and men). The advice was actually really good and insightful. I was in seminary, so I could recognize good… Continue reading Taking my own medicine

What it means to exasperate our kids

She bounced into the dining room looking up at me while I was finishing dishes and prepping for my morning routine the next day and maybe playing Words with Friends on my phone. I glanced up, didn’t say anything, and went about my business, walking back into the kitchen to grab something. When I came back into the… Continue reading What it means to exasperate our kids

What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral

Waking up at 2am and not being able to go back to bed because you’re worried sick about a work situation = no fun. I’ve been there. Occasionally, I still go there. But being stuck in that place over long periods of time is no way to live. Not only does it take a toll… Continue reading What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral