Melodie Davis Archive
Ten Ways to Ward Off a Ten-Year-Old’s Boredom
;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
But guess what: life has always been busy and there has always been this conflict.;;
Optimism in Aisle Nine – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler
We all make mistakes, but there’s redemption out there, as evidenced by those three boys.
Ruby: A Woman of Valor
;She was a very short, busy, go-getter kind of woman who didn’t take much nonsense.;
A Quick Trip to Uzbekistan
“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
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
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?
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
“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?
“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.”