His Brain; Her Brain

I used to think that women were capable multi-tasker’s. That we could swoop into a room and accomplish ten things at a time! And, as if we were using a magic wand, we could see the results of our powers in quick succession. Wow! But now, I’m changing my mind. It might be because I […]

Make Pudding Not Proof

Kind of like saying, make love not war! Only, we don’t really plan to create war when we think we have to prove ourselves to others. But that thinking does create contention, by inevitably, creating competitive situations with everyone around us. Today though, I’d like to challenge you to stop competing with your spouse. Think […]

Nurturing Civility

Civility: politeness, courtesy, respect, mannerliness, graciousness, consideration, gentility. Think of what can be lost when a family doesn’t practice civility at home –opportunities to connect; to work as a team; to support one another; to learn patience and self-control. As our culture declines in it’s expectation of and commitment to civility, it becomes even more […]

Perspective

I’m excited to share an article with you that a dear friend recently shared with me. {Thank you Ann!} She reports that it was written at least 40 years ago and has no byline except, Anonymous. Knowing that this was written before many of you were born, I offer a few notes about the author’s […]

Small Means

It never ceases to amaze me how misaligned our beliefs can become. Do we sometimes think that our life won’t really have meaning until we accomplish some big and public thing? Or that what we do in family life each day somehow pales in comparison to what we or others are doing out there? That […]