Anger, Big Feelings, Children, Comfort, Emotions, Jen Coursey, Parenting, Quiet, Relational Circuits, relational skills, Validation

The Best Ask

Me: “I said No, you can’t.” My son: “But…please! I really want to Mommy!” Does...

Attune, capacity, Children, Family, Family Bonds, Jen Coursey, Maturity, Maturity Skills, Parenting, Relationships, Stress, Validation

The Sweet Spot

I don’t know about you, but my family has wrestled with the transition back to...

Appreciation, Children, Emotions, Fear, Jen Coursey, Parenting, Peace, See What God Sees

Mom Guilt

Do you ever feel like you are not doing enough? That, no matter how hard...

Appreciation, Brain Skills, Children, Family Bonds, Immanuel, Peace, Quiet, Relationships, See What God Sees

Big Upset and Big Joy

Like many of us, Matthew, my six-year-old son, continues to learn how to handle BIG...

Appreciation, Children, Immanuel, Immanuel Journaling, Joy, Marriage, Overwhelm, Patience, Peace, Quiet, Relational Circuits, See What God Sees

Sick and Snappy

We have had another crazy round of sickness these last two weeks including two rounds...

stories, relationships, relational skills, fear, knowing when to stop, children, overwhelm, Jen Coursey

Turn Down the Volume!

As I mentioned last week, Chris and I are trying to help our boys learn...

Anger, Appreciation, Emotions, Jen Coursey, Marriage, Peace, Quiet, Relationships, Repair, Return to Joy, Validation

Triggering Fury

The other day Chris and I had a couple of interactions that did not go...

Brain Skills, Children, Comfort, Emotions, Endure Hardship, Maturity, Parenting, relational skills, See What God Sees, Stories, Thankfulness

Parenting Teens at Four A.M.

Recently, my oldest Daughter rang our doorbell at four o’clock in the morning. Disoriented and...