4 Things Christians Should Stop Posting on Social Media (Part 1)

If all that non-Christians know of Christianity is what they see from Christians on social media, then what is their understanding of our faith? I’ve been pondering this recently because I’m often shocked at the things I see Christians posting on their social media pages. There are some … [Read more...]

Practicing Hospitality When Your Guests Have Food Allergies

Today we are going to tackle another question from a reader. Her question is highly relevant to me and I think many of you will find it relevant, too. Rosie in New Jersey asked the following: "It seems that everyone today has food allergies and intolerances. How do you safely welcome these … [Read more...]

7 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Connect with One Another

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I was surprised at how lonely I felt. I was never alone because I had a little baby with me all of the time, but the only adult I had daily contact with was my husband. As time has passed and we’ve moved to a new community, I’ve discovered a number of … [Read more...]

8 Everyday Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

We are blessed to be surrounded by amazing neighbors in our new neighborhood. We’re so grateful for this and are committed to being good neighbors to them. Unfortunately, the term “neighbors” often doesn’t conjure up the feelings of warmth, cooperation, and solidarity that it once did. There … [Read more...]

5 Ways Married Women Can Support Their Single Friends

In the years before I met my husband, I watched my good friends meet, date, and say “I do” to the men of their dreams. As the only single woman among my friends, I often felt alone and misunderstood. I promised myself at that time that if I were ever in their place that I would go out of my way to … [Read more...]

7 Fall Get Together Ideas

Autumn is finally upon us and I’m thinking that it would be nice to have a list of get together ideas akin to the one I made for summer. If you’ll be spending time with friends this fall, then you may be able to make use of some of these ideas. Fall get together ideas Go on a hayride. … [Read more...]

How to Kindly Bring Safety Issues to the Attention of Other Moms

Several months ago my husband and I were visiting with another couple when the wife mentioned she was eager to turn her daughter’s car seat to face forward once she turned one year old. This statement concerned me because I’m familiar with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that … [Read more...]

10 Summer Get Together Ideas

Given that we often pack our summers with vacations, yard projects, and camping trips, it can be difficult to find time to get together and hang out with friends. It’s so important that we fellowship with our friends, though, so we shouldn’t put socializing on hold until the busy summer … [Read more...]

Keeping It Real While Practicing Hospitality

When I have guests over, I typically try to make things nice. I do my best to get the house in tip-top shape, I cook my best meals, I use formal serving dishes, and I smile and act cheerfully (even if I’m having a rough day). I’m beginning to realize that this nice façade may not be … [Read more...]

Maintaining Friendships Across Life Stages

Years ago, when I was still single, I noticed that something weird happened as my friends got married: An invisible wedge developed between us and our friendships were tested. The same thing happened when they began having children and I remained childless. I’ve heard other women share about similar … [Read more...]