Mother of the Decade

Mother of the Decade

If we were voting for Mother of the Decade, I nominate Cori Salchert. What an honor for me to tell you about Cori on this Mother’s Day weekend. By the time you finish this blog, you may be voting for Cori too. For more than two years, Cori Salchert cried out to God...
Mother’s Day: Finding Your Song

Mother’s Day: Finding Your Song

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.” The Swedes knocked it out of the park with this wise proverb. I think this photo I ran across recently proves the Swedish truism. Pictured at an evening outdoor birthday party with me are Anne (far left) and birthday gal,...
Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success

Let me share a parenting recipe for success: When your kids mess up, look on the lighter side. Boy, I gave my parents plenty of reasons to look on the lighter side. I think you’ll enjoy this one classic “I Love Lucy”-style moment that spurred my mother to grin. Going...
A Twist on Mother’s Day

A Twist on Mother’s Day

My mom is no longer around to celebrate Mother’s Day, but that never stops me. For some of us, Mother’s Day without a mom is, well, kind of awkward. Half empty. Even if you do still have a living mother, Mother’s Day can be a bit of a letdown. Some of our...
10 Best Gifts FROM Mom

10 Best Gifts FROM Mom

If you do an online search for “Mother’s Day gifts,” you’ll find at least 459,000,000 (459 million!) different gift ideas for dear Mom from chocolate-drizzled strawberries and fresh floral arrangements to crossbody bags and spa gift cards. But instead of sharing the...