How I’m Letting Go of my Teenagers this School Year

Teens Keys to Life

My seventeen-and-a-half-year-old daughter was just picked up for a semi-date by a boy I know. I was standing in the house, he was outside on the other side of the screen door. I’ll call him ‘Steve’. Me: “Steve?” Steve: “Yeah, Ms. K.?” Me: “Please don’t kill her.” Steve: “Okay, Ms. K.” And so it goes. […]

5 minutes with…Annie Downs on Being Brave

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I am so happy to have the amazing Annie Downs on the blog with us today for our 5 minutes with…series.  Annie is contagiously funny and authentically perceptive. She is a blogger and an author of three books – Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love.  Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young […]

Do You Need to Let Go of Your Teen this Summer?

Keep Calm and Let Go

I was all set to write about three ways to spur my teens on this summer, giving some practical tips on ways to connect or ways to encourage them or ways to whatever. But that’s not where I’m at these days. I used to be that kind of mom. With lists of things for them […]

Family Devotional Books For All Ages {Review + Giveaway}

Family Devotional Books

Do have have a hard time finding space to consistently do devotions or read the Bible with your kids? I get it. I really do. We’re rushing throughout our days. Late to school. Running behind on all those errands we need to get through. Then late to bed and who has the energy to talk […]

Sisterhood Magazine Review and Giveaway

Sisterhood Magazine

Y’all, when I was a teenage girl, I loved anything that combined my faith with all of the issues I was dealing with during that crazy and confusing time. Teen-oriented devotionals. . .faith-based magazines. . .I can’t imagine how I would have been buried in my laptop had there been computers and blogs at the […]

Christmas Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Tweens and Teens

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Although they probably want cash, electronics or the latest fashions from an over-priced clothing store, you can and should give your culture clad tween/teen something more unique and full of meaning this holiday season. Kids age 10-18 are as different in personality as they are in preference and in this phase, their true colors are […]

Jesus Calling FOR TEENS! {Giveaway}


Today over at The Pregnancy Companion, we’re talking about and giving away the Jesus Calling Bible Storybook. Of course I didn’t want to leave out all of you lovelies here at Grace for Moms so I’ve got something for you too! Now, I don’t have teens in my home (yet) but I have no doubt […]

Don’t Borrow Trouble


It was hard on me as a kid when my parents got divorced. It could be for this very reason that I’m so…ummm…mad at myself, maybe…so concerned about my own kids during this time. One of my children has had a more obvious difficult time lately. Grades, school, youth group, attitude, etc. I think I’ve […]