Adoption from a Grandmother’s Perspective

When my daughter announced that she and her husband were planning to adopt a child, I was both delighted and concerned. Delighted because I had been looking forward to being a grandmother. Concerned because I knew nothing about adoption and … Continue reading

Growing Great Kids

If you are a parent or grandparent, you want to raise happy, healthy, successful children. But wanting and doing are two different things. As a seasoned mother who has raised two awesome daughters to adulthood and who is now helping … Continue reading

Why You Might Attend a Story-time, Even If You Have No Children…

When I heard that children’s book author and colleague,¬†Crystal Bowman, would be in town for children’s story-time, I put the date in my calendar. I knew I wouldn’t have any of my grandchildren with me that day, but I wasn’t … Continue reading

What’s the rush?

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 (NIV) It’s mid-August. Have you felt the pull of autumn, yet? The gardens bulge with ripened fruits and veggies. Back-to-school sales remind us that our children soon trade in … Continue reading