31 October

When you’re tired of trying to make it happen

When you’re tired of trying to make it happen

As parents, we can often see things our children can’t. And I don’t just mean the top shelf of the fridge! We’re wired to anticipate. Having “been there and done that” brings wisdom and wise warnings… yet the older my children get, the more resistant they are to acknowledge this. Nonetheless, it’s still true. One […]

24 October

So much love, we share a toothbrush…

So much love, we share a toothbrush…

It’s true. Kind of. It’s true that I don’t think it’s possible for me to love Chris Conlee any more than I do. And last I checked, yesterday, he still feels the same way about me. I’m grateful for the love we share. And, as of August 18th, we started sharing a toothbrush, too… but […]

17 October

Always out of time?

Always out of time?

There’s never enough time. Do you ever feel that way? Every day? I decided to sit down and make a list of all the things I’d like to be able to devote some time to, but haven’t. You know, those things that irritate you but you never slow down long enough to fix them. Maybe […]

12 September

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 2

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 2

If you joined me last week, you know one of the quickest ways to ruin your child is to expect them to be just like you. I spent many years wanting my son to approach the world in the linear, systematic way that I did. Of course, my way was right! I was the parent, […]

5 September

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 1

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 1

On occasion in the Conlee household, we’ve been known to say we have two “mini me’s.” Our son, Mark, shares many similarities with his father. They order almost identical meals at every restaurant. They wear the same size clothes, and if you’ve ever seen them walk, you automatically know they’re related. On the estrogen side […]

8 August

How much would you give to have your child covered in prayer?

How much would you give to have your child covered in prayer?

I’m back. My laptop and I enjoyed a vacation from each other, but I’m excited after a 2-month sabbatical with my family to be back at life and resuming my blog. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the experiences and lessons the Lord taught me from our summer… however, just like you, the summer […]

23 May

The parenting decision I’ll never regret

The parenting decision I’ll never regret

I’m signing off for a while. I’ll miss you, but I’m grateful to hit pause this summer. And I have to tell you, the Lord’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Once every 7 years, Highpoint Church gives us the opportunity to be away for the summer on sabbatical. It’s a season to have some uninterrupted […]

16 May

6998 days… and counting!

6998 days… and counting!

7000days. I love it as a brand name and I loved the conference. I love the way it reminds us as parents not to miss the brevity of our parenting. I could, however, argue that it really should be 4500 days. Like spotty cell phone coverage, your children stop listening to you for a few […]

18 April

Judgment Zone – Part 3

Judgment Zone – Part 3

I almost titled this post The Final Judgment because this is my last installment in this series… but I figured my play on words might scare some away! If you subscribe to my blog, then you know that for the last two weeks I’ve addressed the ways in which we as women judge other women. […]

28 March

Momma Gut Check

Momma Gut Check

We recently had some terrific news in the Conlee household that I was sharing with my daughter, Annika. I had a hard time reading her reaction. It seemed a little reserved. So, I inquired, “Are you OK? I thought you’d be happier than that.” Little did I know, but from this point on, the conversation […]