parenting

I’ve got a post up at the Unfundamentalist Parenting blog over at Patheos this week discussing raising our children with original blessing rather than original sin. Go check it out here. Thanks to Cindy for inviting me to share!

This summer I was doing research for a project I’ll be working on this year and next, and part of that research was getting the lay of the land on parenting books and information that’s out there. So, in typical Danielle fashion, I read every last parenting book I could…

A couple of years ago I wrote about how I had a bit of a parental freak-out moment when my daughter turned 9 and I realized she was halfway to moving out and going to college. So like any lunatic person, I began giving her regular advice sermons at every…

Over the last month or so, my 6 year old has come up with a new little rhythm in his prayers. All of them- before meals, before bed, when we see an accident on the highway.  He says, “Dear God, I hope…”  Last night it was, “Dear God, I hope…

Sometime this summer, I was walking around with laundry in my hands, and out of who-knows-where, I was pummeled with a very disconcerting thought:  this December, my daughter will be turning nine.  NINE.  As in, halfway to EIGHTEEN.  As in, by December my parenting-my-daughter-under-my-roof season will be HALFWAY over.  I…

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