5 Reasons Your Teen Needs A Little Jesus Every Day

School is starting soon, and I’m looking forward to routine. One of those routines I love is having a morning devotional time with our teens. I love reading the Bible and great Christian books together. Why? Because just like me, my teens need a little bit of Jesus every day. One book I’m looking forward to reading with my teens is, Jesus Today, Experience Hope Through His Presence by Sarah Young (the Teen version releases in October). If the  name {Read More}

Teaching Teens To Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

As a mom of ten kids I’ve been though every stage (a few times!), and I have to say that the hardest, most confusing time for girls is the pre-teen and teen years. Between ages 12-16 girls’ bodies are changing, their emotions are charged, and on a scale from 1-10 their desire for peer approval is an 11.5! All the lessons that little girls soaked in during quiet time devotions about their value, worth and beauty dissipate as soon as {Read More}

3 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Remembered

3 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Remembered Remember what it was like to be a kid?   Take a few minutes and think back. It may help your parenting in ways you never expected. One of my favorite childhood memories is from Christmas when I was 12. I don’t remember many elaborate gifts. In fact I recall only one—a shiny, red tape-recorder with a microphone. Long after the presents were put away and the wrapping paper picked up, my family {Read More}

Why Your Older Kids Fight Your Teaching (And How To Fix That)

Why Your Older Kids Fight Your Teaching (And How To Fix That) I’m a mom of six children. I’ve been homeschooling eighteen years, and with three preschoolers, I have another eighteen years of homeschooling to go! Three of my children are adults. Cory is twenty-three years old, married, and he and Katie have a baby boy and one on the way. He’s a working man and a caring husband and father. Leslie is twenty and graduated from the University of {Read More}

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