The Problem with Bathtubs

Yesterday morning was crazy.  I couldn’t get my kids to wake up and get ready for school and the morning got off to a rough start.  And then got rougher.  My kids leave for school in shifts and after getting the first set off I went to check on Cadence to make sure she was…

Lesson from a Riptide

My family and I were on vacation at the beach not long ago and had a great time. Our girl Cadence, who is autistic, loves the ocean and it gives us a lot of joy to see her enjoy the water. One afternoon she and my hubby went out from the shore a little ways…

The Big Reveal

I was watching a tv show the other night and it’s that place in the season where the characters start to understand who the bad guy really is.  It was “the big reveal” in the plot of the story.  Of course, those of us watching it all season were privy to more information and could…

Unfinished Stories: Post-it Note #143

Recently we were having movie night at the Post house and my 7-year-old got a little concerned.  The cartoon we were watching took a turn and the main character found herself in a tight situation in a bit of trouble.  My girl grabbed me by the arm and looked into my eyes and asked, “this…

Judge and Jury: Post-it Note #141

I haven’t written in about 2 months.  I think I’m in a slump.  But I will be back.  In the meanwhile here’s something short and to the point that impacted me this morning and I think I need to share. In my reading this morning I came across these verses and found them to be…

The Favorite: Post-it Note #139

I was at the dentist this week and the hygienist asked me about my family.  Since we’ve just come through Christmas she wanted to know HOW you buy Christmas gifts for 5 kids.  I told her that you have to stop thinking in such a way that you want everything to be fair.  A 4-year-old…

The Frozen Heart: Post-it Note #127

This was originally shared at a meeting for pastor’s wives a few weeks ago.  Although the audience was specific, it has much broader application, reaching to any person in the church.  If you’ve ever been hurt by another believer, then I think you will find it hits very close to home. The Frozen Heart How…

Disobedience Can’t be Undone: Post-it Note #102

Have you ever told your kids to do something or NOT to do something but they decide to do it their way instead…………and it ends up with a mess, something broken or someone hurt?  If you are a parent, you’ve probably said more than once, “if you had just done what I said, this wouldn’t…

The Worst Mom Award…Post-it Note #59

I have 5 kids.  Each kid has a different personality and temperament.  Some are what we might call “high-maintenance”.  With 4 daughters the word “drama queen” has been used on occasion in the Post household.  What is interesting (or painful) is when the personality of one of those kids rubs against your personality.  It’s a…

The Spanking…Post-it Note #58

When I was a kid my parents took very literally and very seriously Proverbs 22:15 which says: “Folly (foolishness) is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”  And I must have been pretty foolish (or mouthy) because the rod of discipline, a.k.a. “Daddy’s Belt” was…

Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb: Post-it Note #49

My family and I have been on a Paleo-type cleanse.  Sounds frightful doesn’t it?  Basically that means that we are eating fresh whole fruits and veggies, clean meat, eggs and nuts and have cut out sugar, artificial stuff, processed or refined foods (about 150%!!! of the American diet!) most grains and dairy.  It’s been an…