Five Self-Care Tips for Third-Tri Caregivers

Five Self-Care Tips for Third-Tri Caregivers

In our third tri, most of us will become intimately familiar with the swirling emotions, unbelievable stress, and sacrificial service inherent in giving and/or receiving care. Because of a random conversation I had this week, I’ve decided to focus my blogpost on this...

Good Enough Vs. Too Good Mothering

Good Enough Vs. Too Good Mothering

As third-tri moms of adult children, we can err in either of two directions: 1. Some moms adopt a self-centered focus that causes them to fail at being a “good enough” mother to adult children. Such mothers live self-absorbed lives and rigorously pursue their own...

What Constitutes a Mother’s Third Tri?

What Constitutes a Mother’s Third Tri?

Jesus told stories to convey truths to his audience. Life’s Third Tri follows the Master Teacher’s practice by using a parable. Just as Jesus compared a farmer sowing seed to the Kingdom of Heaven, I compare the empty-nest season of a woman’s life (her “third tri”) to...

Six Tips If You Are Waking Up Anxious

Six Tips If You Are Waking Up Anxious

Publishing my first book has been nerve-racking. The fear of unintentionally offending people, making costly mistakes, and not knowing where to find answers to publishing questions stresses me out.  However, reading perspective-restoring Scripture, listening to...

What Are Mom-Prints?

What Are Mom-Prints?

In talking about the role of mothers, Mother Teresa, a keen observer of humankind, underscored the realities of intergenerational divergence. Notice, she concluded with a startling prediction: “You will teach them to fly, but they will not fly your flight. You will...

I Need a Blueprint

I Need a Blueprint

I scurried around sorting Daniel’s clothes and loading the washing machine. Then I made a trip to the grocery store while he was still sleeping. I bought his favorite ice cream, ingredients for Chex Mix and Apple Goody, and a big package of his beloved Lorraine swiss...

An Empty-Nest Woman Who Changed the World

An Empty-Nest Woman Who Changed the World

“I’m too old to accomplish anything significant for Christ,” is the lament of many a discouraged mom after rearing her children to adulthood. At the opposite age extreme is the prophet Jeremiah who tried to excuse himself from God’s service by declaring “I can’t speak...