12 June

Been There, Done That: The Teen Years

Been There, Done That: The Teen Years

Just when you think you have a fair handle on this thing called parenting, your kids grow, change, and find new boundaries to test. The teen years bring a whole new variety of circumstances to navigate as a parent. For those with younger children, I encourage you to read on. Hormones come in the middle […]

10 June

Been There, Done That: Siblings

Been There, Done That: Siblings

Every family is different and every sibling group has its own mix of personalities, but we as moms can help shape the relationships of our children. Quite honestly, I wish I could go back and implement a few more of these tips earlier in my journey as a mom. But no matter where your children […]

5 June

Been There, Done That: Toddlers

Been There, Done That: Toddlers

If you are the mother of toddlers, you are lucky to have time to be reading a blog! I definitely remember the season of having two toddlers as one that was full of fun and exhaustion! Today, Kendall Tashie continues offering us wisdom from the perspective of a mom who has navigated the infamous Terrible […]

3 June

Been There, Done That: Newborns

Been There, Done That: Newborns

There are some things in life we can only have wisdom on if we have “been there, done that.” I am grateful for those people in my life who are a few steps ahead of me who bring insight and wise counsel to me. One of these wise women that I seek perspective from is […]

27 May

The Big Rocks

The Big Rocks

Regardless of what the Almanac says, summer is officially here! For the majority, the summer provides a little variation in routine from the other ten months of the year. Even the pace in most businesses acknowledges that there is something to be said for enjoying a few days away. In the Conlee household, the passage […]

22 May

Mother’s Day Fail

Mother’s Day Fail

I was working in my backyard a few weeks ago when I received a text from a dear friend. On her way out of town, she had just dropped a “happy” at my front door. “Working in my backyard” has nothing to do with gardening tools for this girl, so I paused from my laptop […]

15 May

Behind Every Bush?

Behind Every Bush?

Moms are so good at the blame game. Our kids might master the art of blaming others (can’t you hear the echoes of “It wasn’t me!”?); us Moms, on the other hand, seem to master the art of blaming ourselves. I don’t observe this pattern in our roles as wives, friends, or employees – but […]

13 May

Approach Trumps Content – Part 2

Approach Trumps Content – Part 2

Last week, I shared with you a phrase that is constantly mentioned in the Conlee household: Approach Trumps Content! As Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love. Yet often, our temperament causes us to lean more heavily towards either truth or love. It is the person that will avoid confrontation that will […]

8 May

Approach Trumps Content

Approach Trumps Content

While I can try all day long, there are some gifts that my husband has that do not reside in my body! One specific strength that he has and seems to have passed on to my daughter is a high relational IQ. Both Chris and Annika possess an uncanny ability to assess relational dynamics. From […]

29 April

Completely Naked

Completely Naked

Our culture seems to be enamored with anonymity and sex. It is a dangerous combination for sure! The media sells everything from banking services to hamburgers with a provocatively dressed model and message. Technology follows right behind with trends allowing greater activity under the radar screen than ever before. Just what the enemy wants: to […]