When a Husband Appreciates His Wife’s Simplicity

One of the men in our couples' bible study group asked us to organize a surprise birthday party for his wife in lieu of getting her something … read more

Don’t Be Selfish

It takes two joyful persons in the Lord to make a happy marriage and just one person to poison it with his or her selfishness.  This past week I … read more

When a Child is Gifted

After watching the movie, Gifted, I had a crisis of doubt over homeschooling my oldest son, Elijah. When he was six years old, he was diagnosed as a … read more

Teaching Kids to Organize Their Things

As much as possible, I try to instill in my kids the value and discipline of picking up after themselves. Even little Catalina, at three years old, is … read more

My First Colon Cleanse

My sister, Carolyn, is one of the doctors at the newly opened Centro Holisto branch in the Grove by Rockwell. I walked in yesterday hoping to spend … read more

Nutritious Snacks by Raw Bites

I am often on the lookout for healthy and nutritious snacks for my kids. Admittedly, my pantry isn't always stocked with honest to goodness food for … read more

What to Model to Our Children

Modeling who we want our children to become is one of the most effective ways to influence them positively.  Model the Right Character - … read more

I Trust You

Since my two older sons don't need me to micromanage them, I have shifted my parenting style to give them room to exercise personal discretion. … read more

Time to Play 

Nothing trumps nature as the best setting for free play, also known as unstructured play. Several years back my kids went to Disney Land and Universal … read more

Manuka Health Loves Moms!

To celebrate the gift of motherhood, Manuka Health is inviting all moms and expectant moms of all ages (grandmas, too!) to participate in a Mother's … read more

A Husband’s Hero Halo¬†

Early Monday morning, at about 3 A.M., I woke up to escalating stomach pain. Edric wanted to rule out appendicitis, so he insisted on taking me to the … read more

The Friends You Choose

Even into adulthood it mattters that I surround myself with like-minded friends, women who share the same convictions, who anchor me, hold me … read more