What to REALLY Expect as a Mom

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting STC in such a tangible way. Many of you have probably read at least one of the books in the What to Expect series. From prenatal nutrition to childhood development, this series is the go-to resource of many parents when it comes to...well, what to expect! Here's my version...the cold, hard, wonderful … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to REALLY Listen to Your Child

5 Reasons to Really Listen to Your Child As a homeschooling mom to three children, I hear a lot of words throughout my day. Can I get an amen? (Side note: I wonder if there's a formula for determining to what degree the words are multiplied when two of the children are girls...) Words about friends. And dreams. And football. And music. And … [Read more...]

Loving Your Child Enough

One of my priorities as I write is to always be truthful. Sometimes the truth is beautiful and charming and inspiring. But other times it's messy and ugly and...somehow still inspiring when we allow God to wrench it from our grasping fingers and use it the way He wants to. Here's fair warning that there's some truth of the messy variety ahead. One recent afternoon, my … [Read more...]

A Titus 2 Mother’s Day

 This Mother's Day season I've been pondering the daughters of God who are forgotten on Mother's Day. In fact, you might be one of them. It could be the young lady sitting beside you at church or the middle aged woman in your bible study; daughters of God who are not not labeled as "mother". Our churches are filled with women of God who live by Titus 2 :3-5:     "Likewise, … [Read more...]

Train Up a Child

  Parenting is not for wimps. It’s just not. Until your child has children of their own, there is no way they will ever comprehend why you do what you do. This is why it is vital to your heart that no matter how your days, months or years work out that you place your trust in what the Lord promised you. It seems that in this day and age where we are raising a … [Read more...]