Melodie Davis Archive

Ten Ways to Ward Off a Ten-Year-Old’s Boredom

July 10, 2014 Melodie Davis

;Here was Kacey’s plea: “Ok anyone out there with boys around ten years: please tell what your kids do!”;

Balancing Holidays and Home Chores

July 3, 2014 Melodie Davis

But guess what: life has always been busy and there has always been this conflict.;;

Optimism in Aisle Nine – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler

June 26, 2014 Melodie Davis

We all make mistakes, but there’s redemption out there, as evidenced by those three boys.

Ruby: A Woman of Valor

June 19, 2014 Melodie Davis

;She was a very short, busy, go-getter kind of woman who didn’t take much nonsense.;

A Quick Trip to Uzbekistan

June 12, 2014 Melodie Davis

“For my family [cousins, aunts, and uncles] who live in rural areas, my coming to America was the same as if I had gone to Venus or Mars.”

Looking at Your Mate with Fresh Eyes

June 5, 2014 Melodie Davis

When I asked him why he was looking at me so weird, he said, “I was just wondering, if I were a stranger, whether I’d want to go out with you.”

Call Me Forgetful and Newly Grateful

May 29, 2014 Melodie Davis

Since having a baby last November, I have had many little pity parties because of the cramped conditions in our townhouse.;;

How Do You Solve the Heated Dilemmas of Family Life?

May 22, 2014 Melodie Davis

How you handle these issues in terms of discussion and resolution may depend on how anger and conflict was handled in your own family growing up.;;

Readers Respond: Mothering Is Not the Same as Grandparenting

May 15, 2014 Melodie Davis

“As a mom we are concerned for our children. The trials and difficulties they go through as they grow into caring parents pull at our hearts.” —Mary VanPelt

Who Is On Call 24 Hours a Day with Rare Holidays and Time Off?

May 8, 2014 Melodie Davis

“I never could have imagined the wholly demanding and self-sacrificial nature of it all. Nothing about my body was mine anymore. Nothing about my time was mine. My days and my nights were his.”