Partner Post: Things to Bear In Mind When Your Kids Ask to Learn an Instrument

Photo Credit There will come a point in almost every parent’s life when their child will come home asking to learn to play a particular musical instrument. Music lessons at school expose them to all sorts of instruments that they may never have laid their eyes on before, but once they get their hands on them, they want to extend their practice to home as well as the classroom. Now, there are … [Read more...]

What Does the Lord Require of Me?

Yesterday, I had a meltdown. My children and I were getting ready to leave for school and work, and we headed downstairs so they could eat breakfast. Well, on this morning, my children did not want to wait for their waffles to cook. As soon as I put the frozen waffles in the oven, my son and daughter started crying hysterically. I reached my tolerance level and out of frustration handed them a … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]