life lessons for my daughter

3 Lessons Donald Trump Can Help You Teach Your Kids

One mom gives the new president some credit for teaching children some good lessons on how to be.

– Jan 26, 2017

Kick the Blues in 2015: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

After sadness and anger muddied 2014, 2015 is the perfect time to recognize that laughter is the best medicine.

– Jan 7, 2015

Born to Wash Cars: The Journey to Uncovering You and Your Child’s Purpose

Giving your child the gift of discovering what she was "born" to do.

Seven Days Of Grateful: Life Is Better Than You Think

My friend challenged me to say what I'm grateful for for seven days. It was easier than this cynic thought.

– Sep 2, 2014

Will vs. Wisdom: What Toddler’s Terrible Twos Tells Us About Ourselves

This mom secretly loves (and recognizes!) her toddler's fearlessness. But she hopes her daughter learns to trust those who love her when they warn of the dangers ahead.

For Working Mothers Who’ve Considered Nannies But Realize Their Babies Are Totally Awesome

So can we have some real talk? Good. When my daughter was born, I struggled long and hard about what we’d do when I went...

The Lord Will Make a Way: When Tragedy Reminds Us To Be Faithful and Trust God [For R’ Mani]

The brutal death of a child and her pregnant mother reminds a mother to embrace the instincts God gives us—because He never steers us wrong.

Zero Years a Slave: Setting my Child Free from Generational Bondages

Watching "Twelve Years A Slave" made Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts think long and hard about her own mental/emotional bondage, and ways she can avoid passing along her baggage to her daughter.

{Faith & Motherhood} The Solution to Selfishness: Parenthood

Want to control—or even eliminate—selfishness? I have the perfect solution! Have a baby!

{Faith & Motherhood} Developing My Child’s ‘Character’: The Greatest Ghostwriting Gig Ever

I'm helping to write the first few chapters of my daughter’s life, so that I don't miss the opportunity to inject lessons that she'd never come up with on her own.