Parenting

Grace and Curious George

A few days ago, we were having a rough day here at La Maison McKenna.We were in a car wreck and then the very next day my daughter Elodie came down with a cold and an ear infection. Everything was all out of whack, including my attitude. Which meant that my heart was out of whack. Jered and I decided that it would be a good idea to go to this...

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My Husband Stopped Liking Me
My Husband Stopped Liking Me

I couldn’t have loved anyone any harder than I loved my ex-husband but somewhere along the line he stopped liking me and he let me know it. For a while I tried to pretend. Maybe you know what that feels like? You try to act like you’re fine, like you’re happy when you’re slowly dying inside. If you are facing a divorce, know this: Jesus...

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Take A Road Trip This Summer
Take A Road Trip This Summer

Don’t worry about record-breaking gas prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates prices to be $3.79 a gallon this summer, less than in 2008. That’s good news for families considering reviving the tradition of a road trip vacation, one of the best experiences parents and kids can share, says Michael DiLorenzo, author of Adventures...

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Encourage a Dad Today!
Encourage a Dad Today!

I was the lone female at a men’s conference... a rare opportunity to speak. As I stood at the podium I saw the faces of some men whom I knew, whose wives and kids I also knew. I was aware of some of the challenges in their homes. Yet as I looked out I saw men who truly wanted to be good husbands and dads. Some had come to their positions as...

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Single Mom Survival Kit 3: The Monster Called FEAR
Single Mom Survival Kit 3: The Monster Called FEAR

Is there something wrong with me? Will anyone ever love me again?  Have you caught yourself asking these questions? Have you worried about how you’re going to figure out finances and look after the home while juggling your children’s lives? If so, you are not alone. When I first became a single Mom I asked all these questions too. When you...

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Single Mom Survival Kit 2: Boundaries
Single Mom Survival Kit 2: Boundaries

As a single mom, boundaries are essential to keep your family’s life stable and constant. Some people think that boundaries are negative because they put limits on our choices.  I have to disagree. We all need boundaries to safeguard us for a healthy lifestyle.  Without boundaries, life can be one exhausting attempt to catch up. Some families...

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Single Mom Survival Kit: A Box of Resources
Single Mom Survival Kit: A Box of Resources

I never imagined that I would be a single Mom. It only took a moment, just one question really, to turn my life upside down and change it forever. For years we sat in church together as a family. People used to say we looked like the family from Leave It to Beaver. Now here I was, parenting alone.  How could this happen?   I know many women...

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After Seeing Hunger Games…
After Seeing Hunger Games…

 This post originally appeared in Jonathan McKee's blog on www.TheSource4Parents.com   “If no one watches, they don’t have a game!” –Gale It’s a little ironic that some parents are objecting to the violent premise of The Hunger Games. “It’s kids killing other kids!” In actuality, The Hunger Games compels the audience...

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