Parenting

Mothers and Daughters| Five Helpful Tips to Build Your Relationship

Mothers and Daughters| Five Helpful Tips to Build Your Relationship

I just got back from spending eight straight days with my 21-year-old daughter. I learned a lot! Mothers and daughters can have complex relationships, and ours is no different! The first four days we spent together resulted from some struggles she was having, and her asking for my help. (Of course, I dropped everything and…

Ten “Rules” for Mothers-in-Law | How to Be the Best One You Can Be
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Ten “Rules” for Mothers-in-Law | How to Be the Best One You Can Be

I’ve decided that there should definitely be rules for mothers-in-law; or at least some kind of instruction manual! I’ve been a mother-in-law for about two years now, and I can assure you that I’m still learning how to do it. Like most worthwhile relationships, being a mother-in-law takes intentionality, thoughtfulness, and effort. Whether you have a…

Parenting Adult Children | Understanding Your 20-Something Kids

Parenting Adult Children | Understanding Your 20-Something Kids

This beauty is just one of my three 20-something kids. Learning to parent them has been challenging, but rewarding. Watching them grow and mature has been kind of like watching a flower go from a bud to full bloom. The most significant thing I’ve learned? I’m not really sure what species of flower they are!…

Five Ways to Build the Relationship You Want With Your Adult Children
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Five Ways to Build the Relationship You Want With Your Adult Children

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a parent is making the transition from parenting your children to establishing a healthy relationship with your adult children. You really don’t parent adult kids per se, but if you work to cultivate your relationship, you may win their hearts as a coveted encourager, a trusted advisor, and…

On the Heels of the Millennials: Meet Generation Z

On the Heels of the Millennials: Meet Generation Z

If you’re an empty nester like me, you probably have kids that are millennials. Much has been written on the characteristics of millennials, who, as a generation, were most influenced by the fact that they came of age during the technology boom. Lots of people (including me!) have generically referred to everyone under 30 as millennials, but…