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 […]

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 […]