Category: Parenting

Recently, I reposted about the fact that we don’t allow our children to just date.  Since I posted it, many people have asked my husband and I, ” what’s the difference, isn’t dating the same as courting?” I thought I would follow up that post with a little more clarity to our courtship rules and

When I was a child my parents were very organized and routine.  I thought all families were until I got old enough to go to my friends’ houses.  I think some people just naturally prefer routine and order.  I think some of us run to order and routine because the chaos of life is too

Updated:8/16/2022A friend asked me what I would do if my sixteen-year-old daughter asked to have a boyfriend? That is a big question.  Another question we get often is, do your kids date or court?  I think there is a lot to these questions, but the simple answer is it doesn’t matter what you call it. 

This past week I spent the whole week with my extended family.  Every year we get together for a week.  This is a huge gathering of people coming and going all week.  I have sixteen siblings, so you can imagine when we all get together with our children, and their children it is a large

  Can I spoil my baby?  If I feed my baby on demand am I telling her she is the boss?  If I hold my baby to put him down for a nap, am I spoiling him? I have had people ask me these questions a lot.  I am sure it is because I come

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