8 November

3 Things to Pray for your Son

3 Things to Pray for your Son

The Conlee family recently hit a milestone as our firstborn turned 21. If you’re in the early years of parenting, let me encourage you that you will make it despite how you may feel… and know that having adult children can be an amazing experience. As an empty nester, it’s easy for me to say, “Hold onto every day […]

30 August

3 Things I’ve learned from U-Haul

3 Things I’ve learned from U-Haul

I recently had my second opportunity to drive a U-Haul truck. This is something many of us have dreamed of as a child. Not. So, as we take a turn to the lighter side today, here are my top 3 takeaways from my life-changing adventure… 1. Assume a U-Haul driver has no business driving that […]

9 August

Setting our Freshmen up for Success

Setting our Freshmen up for Success

For four years, I’ve posted a blog every August to connect prayer warriors with incoming high school and college freshmen. When I started, I had two children who had already experienced their freshman years in high school, but the transition to college was something still unknown to us. Today as I write, both my children […]

2 August

Girl Mom Warning

Girl Mom Warning

32 on her ACT34 DD bra sizeAthleteArtistBrown hairBlue eyes A very superficial and worldly description, but most would scan that list and imagine the All-American girl. Indeed, any mother would look at a girl with these attributes and be certain her daughter had it made. However, having recently been introduced to this girl, one of her […]

14 June

Giving All They Got

Giving All They Got

As a woman, I’d be very leery if my husband said he understood what it was like to be a mom. Can you imagine? Fortunately, he’s smart enough to never suggest that! What man knows all of the thousands of details that spin in a mom’s mind as she lays down at night? What man […]

3 May

5 things I’ve learned from having adult children

5 things I’ve learned from having adult children

Last week, I challenged those of you with children of any age to consider which areas of life you’re keeping a leash on your children… figuratively, of course! The things that start out as appropriate boundaries and cautions when our children are age 2 or 10, we often have a hard time removing at the appropriate time. […]

26 April

When do you take off the leash?

When do you take off the leash?

As most of you know, I’m the momma to a four-legged boy named Mo. I’ve always loved dogs, but when we had two children within 19 months of each other, I found caring for a dog to stretch me beyond my maternal capacity. Consequently, we opted for a long stint without a dog. Ten years […]

6 February

That Woman…

That Woman…

If you don’t have college-age kiddos yet, you might want a heads up that you’ll become a prime target for some clever marketing from your child’s college. So far, we’re two for two in colleges hitting us up to buy outrageously priced care packages at the beginning of the school year. The selling technique goes […]

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 […]