• Do you ever wonder if your own dysfunction is rubbing off on your children? I’ll admit I used to think about that often.  Because I was raised in ...
    Is Your Baggage Affecting Your...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 11th, 2017

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Are you a woman whose goal is to survive the holidays? You go into get-it-done mode and plow through your to-do list and give a big sigh of relief on ...
    3 Ways to Make This Christmas ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    December 08th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Single Moments
  • Kelly was a popular teenager – and the star of her school’s track team – when she broke her ankle in a cheerleading accident that ended her trac...
    Finding Yourself
    By Cindi McMenamin
    October 13th, 2016

    High school Girls Only, High School Boys Only
  • Your daughter isn’t the only teenager struggling to figure out who she is in this complicated world. And you’re not the only mom who feels helple...
    Helping Your Daughter “Find...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    October 13th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls
  • Have you found your song today? It has an incredible way of bringing peace to your soul and joy to your heart. The Bible says, "In everything give ...
    Find Your Song
    By Cindi McMenamin
    September 22nd, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Do you know what it’s like to see your child hurt and not be able to help? I can’t think of a more debilitating feeling for a mom. I’ve expe...
    Surrendering Your Tendency to ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 18th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong? I think we all feel that at some point…especially when our children are young. Kadee fel...
    You're NOT a Bad Mom
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 11th, 2016

    Moms of Preschoolers
  •  What to Do When You Don’t Approve of Your Child’s Friends When our children are young, we can do a pretty good job of monitoring who they can p...
    You’re Hanging Out With Who?...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 04th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Do you know what it’s like to have a teenager who isn’t motivated to do anything? That was Judy’s complaint to me recently. "He's very smart. ...
    5 Ways to Survive Your Child's ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    July 28th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward? How can you know when to say something and when to let your chi...
    6 Ways to Pray When Your Child...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    July 21st, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Are you worried about your child today? It’s natural for us to want to spare our children suffering, pain, or even disappointment. That is why we p...
    Their Unseen Protector
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 19th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers
  • Spring cleaning isn't something that should just happen in our homes. Each Spring we can de-clutter our lives to eliminate the stress and make sure we'r...
    8 Ways to De-Stress this Sprin...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 12th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Simpler Ways to Simpler Days
  • Have you noticed that a good start to your day will often affect how the entire day goes? It will often affect how you talk to your children and how t...
    Start Your Day Right
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 05th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • My daughter got into her car as I called out to her from across the parking lot to have a great trip. She was preparing to drive to her cousin’s h...
    They'll Always Want Hugs
    By Cindi McMenamin
    April 21st, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • I’ll never forget the summer we took our 4-year-old daughter to the John Muir woods near San Francisco. Dana was trying to keep up with two boys of ...
    He Cushions Their Fall
    By Cindi McMenamin
    April 07th, 2016

    Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls
  • Are you worried about all that you have to do today? Don’t worry. The laundry can wait. The dishes can wait. The house can wait. Your job can eve...
    Give Them Time
    By Cindi McMenamin
    April 07th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • My daughter, Dana, hates when I worry. Even if I try not to verbalize it, she can tell when I’m unnecessarily worried or concerned about something. ...
    5 Things A Mom Never Needs to ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 31st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Teen Girls
  • Stress – whether it’s physical, emotional, relational, or financial – can take its toll on any of us. Especially the mom of a teenager. But how...
    Three Ways to Stay Strong, Not...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 24th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Teen Girls
  • If you've ever thought What if I'm not doing this right? you are not alone.             Every one of us moms has wondered, at one time or an...
    What If I’m Not Getting This...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 17th, 2016

    Moms of Preschoolers
  • Do you have friends who are building you up or running you down? Scripture tells us “Bad company ruins good morals,” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NASB)....
    Five Friends Every Mom Needs
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 03rd, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Is anything bombarding your sense of peace today? If so, don’t give it a second thought.   The “what ifs” can creep into our morning withou...
    Battling Worry
    By Cindi McMenamin
    March 03rd, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Does it ever feel like your home resembles more of a battlefield than a sanctuary?  I remember those years, especially when I was raising a teenager...
    Keeping Peace on the Homefront
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 25th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls
  • I never thought I would feel so alone while I was raising my first child. I  remember being so excited about quitting my career job and staying home...
    When Parenting Feels Lonely
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 18th, 2016

    Moms of Preschoolers
  • As Valentine's Day approaches, are you sensing the hesitancy? Are you tired of seeing reminders everywhere of romantic love or looking through cards t...
    When You're Not Looking Forward...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 11th, 2016

    Single Moments
  • I’m sure there are days you feel as overwhelmed as I do. Even though he wasn’t a mom, I love that David, the Psalmist, could relate to stress and...
    Get Me Outta Here!
    By Cindi McMenamin
    February 04th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • The yellow sticky note with tattered edges is still sticking to the inside cover of my Bible. I stuck it there years ago after my 7-year-old daughte...
    Your Presence Matters
    By Cindi McMenamin
    January 07th, 2016

    Mother Moments
  • Are you one of those women who dreads the holidays because of all there is to do?Or all you have to buy? Or all there is to eat? Women tend to be ...
    'Tis the Season to be Stress-Fr...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    December 24th, 2015

    Moms of Preschoolers
  • Are you one of those women who dreads the holidays because of all there is to do? Or all you have to buy? Or all there is to eat? Women tend to be str...
    Three Ways to Be Stress-Free T...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    December 03rd, 2015

    Freedom at 50+
  • When I was younger my prayers consisted of thanking God for His blessings – His protection, His provision, and answered prayer. But the older I get ...
    A Thanksgiving Prayer That I C...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    November 26th, 2015

    Freedom at 50+
  • In a world in which people constantly let us down with their words and actions, I’ve come to see that God, in many ways, is still the Only One who...
    Finding the Perfect Husband
    By Cindi McMenamin
    October 08th, 2015

    Single Moments
  • Over the past few years, I’ve come up with a running list of the 25 words or phrases you and I will never hear God say.This list of mine reminds ...
    25 Things You’ll Never Hear ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    September 24th, 2015

    Single Moments
  • Life is full of uncertainty. But life is also full of doors that God swings wide open for us to walk through ...if we would just trust Him. The older...
    Are You Willing to Walk Throug...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 20th, 2015

    Freedom at 50+
  • Stress -- whether it be personal, emotional, relational, or financial -- takes its toll on us in many ways. And it's natural for us to reach out to som...
    Staying Strong During Stress
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 13th, 2015

    Single Moments
  • A mom of two toddlers recently asked me for advice on those days when she has a hard time just getting out of bed and getting going. I remember those ...
    Feeling Exhausted? Here’s Mo...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 27th, 2015

    Moms of Preschoolers
  • Do you ever have those days when you doubt your abilities as a mom?   I remember feeling way out of my league as a mom – especially when my dau...
    Do You Feel Out of Your League...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 06th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Girls
  • As I’ve grown older, I’ve made it a point to not waste a day worrying about something I can’t control. I wish I’d had that mindset when I was...
    7 Things We Never Need to Stre...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    July 09th, 2015

    Freedom at 50+