Understanding social media as a parent

Facebook and Myspace came out about the time I was in high school. I remember talking about it with my friends ands setting up our accounts together. It was awesome because it was a place away from our parents eyes. We could talk to one another, look up whatever information …

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When kids need to play

There is a pattern I am noticing in my kids lately. I see it the most in Madeline which makes sense, because she is three years older than the twins. She is between Love of Learning and Scholar, with occasional hours and days practicing scholar phase. I am thankful for Oliver and …

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Our favorite owlets are back in Owlegories Vol. 5 The Lion The Lamb and The Bread

Pizza night is usually reserved for Friday nights at our house, but when we heard Owlegories had come out with their new Vol. 5, The Lion The Lamb The Bread, I knew we needed to change our schedule up a little bit. We baked our traditional cheese pizza, then cut and …

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Is God still good when you still suffer

I was molested when I was eight years old by someone who should have protected me. When I was twelve/thirteen I watched my mom suffer through nightmares, daymares (yes they are a thing), flashbacks, depression and wanting to end her life. My dad was often distant, although I don’t blame …

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Customer service begins with inspiring your employees

I have worked for business owners and managers who run their business with a chip on their shoulder. Life has thrown them under the buss or so it feels to them. They have had to make their own way in the business world and they feel their employees should simply …

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Be more than a boss, be a mentor

I have been on a mission to live out the roles of authority God has given me as a mentor. Whether it is as a parent, boss or a bible study leader. I want to see my role in each of these as an opportunity to help those around me grow into …

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Hot coffee, delicious food and happy employees at Cabin Coffee in Albert Lea

One of my friends contacted me to see if I could meet her for coffee. Not wanting to turn down such an opportunity I suggested meeting at Cabin Coffee right here in Albert Lea. I had yet to visit the new restaurant in town and I wanted to give it …

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Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard

Over the last year and half I am thankful for the wisdom the Holy Spirit has given to me. He has continually helped me to know which questions to ask about leadership, marketing, business and family. Then he would lead me to pray for mentors who would be able to …

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My kid’s attitudes are making me quit homeschooling.

Our kids have chores they are required to do everyday. It doesn’t change unless they are sick, we have a field trip or circumstances come up we can’t control. Otherwise they have been trained or are in the process of being trained to perform the task. We try to make …

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