Out of the Mouths of Babes…

Out of the Mouths of Babes…






Yesterday I had the privilege of watching a four-year old while her mommy ran an errand. This little delightful girl made me smile all morning. Now, truth, I love the fact that my kids are now OLDER, ages ranging from 8 to 23. But age four has its own magic. During the course of the morning this little girl and I were talking about my daughters. She didn’t know I had three daughters, she didn’t know the “college one.” We…

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The Best Part of Being a Mom

The Best Part of Being a Mom






The best part of being a mom is MY BIG PEOPLE. Oh, how I love love love my bigs. (For those of you that don’t know me, I am a mother of three bigs, four mediums and one little.) And I want to share with you WHY I love my older kids because I am sure it is not what you think it is about. I would guess that you might think Lori Doerneman is in love with her older kids because…

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Dana Altman and The Final Four

Dana Altman and The Final Four






I love March. It’s the best time of the year. The NCAA Men’s Division I semi-finals (Gonzaga vs. South Carolina at 5:09 p.m CST followed by North Caroline vs. Oregon) are on Saturday, April 1, 2017, with the winners of those games going head-to-head on April 3 in the Championship Game at Phoenix. If you are a basketball fan, you look forward to filling out your brackets and watching basketball non-stop for three weeks every spring. In my house, laundry…

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At What Age Should a Child Be Expected to Do Chores on Their Own?

At What Age Should a Child Be Expected to Do Chores on Their Own?






At what age should a child be expected to Do Chores On Their Own? Now to be honest, on some levels, I don’t really care. I mean, really? Who cares when a child picks up a broom and can sweep the floor, right? You do you and I will do me. However, if you find little understandings about child development helpful and you want to keep building your family in a positive way, then read on.

Hardened Cheese is Our Vocation

Hardened Cheese is Our Vocation






Over our last break, I opened the meat and cheese drawer and about choked. One of my eight kids had opened the provolone cheese, taken a piece, then just chucked the opened package back into the drawer. I picked up the package, which had transformed into one piece of yellow granite and whirled around, angry. I put the package under 20-year old Mitchell’s nose, home from college, and said, “Do not have kids. They ruin everything.” Now Mitch is actually in the…

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I Suck at Grace

I Suck at Grace






Grace. I want to learn you, grace. This weekend I facilitated a retreat for parents of 8th graders. One of the parents asked how he could help his child learn about service. He knew there was an easier way than hauling him to a soup kitchen. We discussed some options. I shared how our family gives to those in need. It was nice. I felt good about it.

ERIC IS GETTING MARRIED!

ERIC IS GETTING MARRIED!






Holy Hannah, life is spectacular. My oldest son, Eric Scott Doerneman, is marrying the most amazing woman, Jillian Claire Prather! I love, love, love Jillian. She is a perfect match for Eric. They met at Kansas State University; Eric graduated from the college two years ago with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jillian will graduate in May with a degree in Industrial Engineering. I know, I know, two engineers. How will that work, right? Well, neither one is your typical…

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Sugar, You are No Longer Invited to My Party

Sugar, You are No Longer Invited to My Party






Lord have mercy, I am on a food journey. Every single particle of my being does NOT want to share my journey with you. But. I know that I am not that weird. So, I will just take a deep breath and spill it. Like most people, I love food. I love to bake. I love the smell of rosemary bread in the oven. I love million dollar cookies, a sexy cousin of the plain chocolate chip cookie. I love…

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The Anti-Porn Movement: THE INVITATION

The Anti-Porn Movement: THE INVITATION






My name is Lori Doerneman. I am a wife of one and mother to eight. I just wrote a six-part series on “How to Get out of Porn.” Today I want to finish those thoughts with an INVITATION for YOU. First, you gotta know that when I started understanding that pornography was a problem for most red-blooded people, I got a little depressed. I wanted to be part of the solution but I realized that pornography, for most people, was…

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Get out of Porn, Part 6: Healing

Get out of Porn, Part 6: Healing






This post is intended for mature readers over the age of 14. Please and thank you. This series began as a follow-up to a talk my adult son, Eric, and I gave at K-State. We had forty-five minutes to talk about the plague of pornography. That was just enough time to sketch the problem. When I returned home, I wanted to give the students more. So this six-part series has been a way to continue that conversation. As I wrap…

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