Practice Waiting

There isn’t much in this world that encourages patience, is there? And yet, the work we do in families is a series of long term investments, many, if not most, with late returns! It’s perplexing some days to wonder if your seven-year-old will ever learn to sit quietly for any length of time. Or if […]

Finding the Double Win

In family life, we have to remember, that it’s the little stuff that makes all the difference! The baby steps we take, right now, can mean the difference between health or misery tomorrow! Like our thinking for instance- We have equations in our minds all the time. It’s just one of those things like breathing, […]

How Do I Love Thee?

I love my husband, with “the breath, smiles and tears of my life!” That said, a big part of our relationship, has been learning to understand what each of us wants out of our relationship and out of life in general, and in coming to understand the many ways that we are different! It takes […]

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 […]