My “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Grandmother

“A house needs a grandma in it.”—Louisa May Alcott Nonna Anna stepped into my seven-year-old life with laughter, love, and lore. As the day of her arrival from Italy approached, my heart swelled with excitement and anticipation. It would be … Continue reading

How and Why We Should Bless Our Children Every Single Night…

Meet Sam, my three year-old grandson. Sam lives two thousand long miles away on the west coast, but I know he’s reminded of his grandma each night, because his mom gives him a little message from me before he closes … Continue reading

Why a Dead Flower Pod Might be Better For Our Kids than an iPad….

So his little four year old legs are pedaling fast, and his yellow helmet leads the way. I’m almost running with the stroller, trying to keep up. When suddenly, my grandson stops pedaling and jumps down from his bike. He’s seen something … Continue reading

Five Ways to Share Love Letters With Your Child

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to write a letter to your child, to tell them how much you love them. But why limit it to one day a year? Here’s five ways to bless … Continue reading

Book Review: Raising A Young Modern-Day Princess by Doreen Hanna & Karen Whiting

■Raising A Young Modern-Day Princess ■Authors: Doreen Hanna & Karen Whiting ■Pages: 228 ■Publisher: Focus on the Family ■ISBN-10: 1589978668 ■ISBN-13: 978-1589978669 ■SRP: $14.99 ■Reviewed By: Cheryl Malandrinos Rating: A book that is both empowering and inspiring, Raising A Young Modern-Day … Continue reading