10 Steps to Hurdle the Daycare Barrier

We’ve all been there. You drop your child off at the home of your childcare provider or daycare center and she cries, “Mommy, stay with me! Don’t go!” It rips your heart out. If only I could, you think to yourself. If only there was a way. You turn back and look over the fence. Another woman is comforting your child, wiping her tears. There has to be a way. As far-fetched as it may seem, have you considered jumping {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Lord, I’m so Humiliated

* Affiliate links included. One sunny Sunday in Florida I was glowing over the opportunity to attend a Christian writers’ conference running simultaneously with a huge convention in Orlando. I had come the day before and excitedly checked into my hotel just a couple blocks away from the convention center on International Drive. This was the big time for a small town woman like me. I was raised in a little rural community in northeastern Ohio and had lived in the {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Child Support and God’s Faithfulness

*Affiliate links included We were both single parents when Jerry and I met. He had been alone for six years and his three sons lived with their mom an hour away. My son, daughter, and I were a contented trio; their father had left two years earlier. I admired how Jerry spoke of his sons with love. His visits with them were at his parents’ house and usually required an argument with their mom before she’d concede. Seeing him struggle {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Staying on the Wagon

Statistics show that many will gain an average of 5-20 pounds during the holidays. That’s a real setback. Make a plan now to get you through to January 1, 2015 without too much damage. Before going to a party, drink lots of water to fill your stomach. Arrive late and don’t hang around the food. Bring your own sugar-free beverage and leave it there as a token for your hostess. Look over the food selection before making your choices. Sampling {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

What can I do? Finding God’s Purpose

We have all wondered at some time in our lives, just why we were born. Some are blessed to know early on what their mission on earth is – the child prodigies who can sing or play an instrument or who are in college by age 16. Even women in ministry positions often feel misplaced. We see a need and know we can fill the position so we jump in, whether it is our forte’ or not. The masses of us {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Time Saver — Time Waster

“Stupid internet is out again,” I grumbled. I had research to do and Bible verses to verify. I had deadlines to meet. When spellcheck can’t help, I typically key my butchered version into the search engine and get the answer instantaneously. I tried three spellings of a word I struggled with – nothing. Looking at the shelf above my computer I saw a large, familiar book. I grabbed the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary and blew the dust off in a little cloud. I {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Have a Mary Christmas

{Kellie’s Note: Thank you for joining us daily as we’ve celebrated Christmas with our annual 12 Days of Christmas series. Today draws our 2014 series to a close. As in years past, today we begin our Christmas break from blogging until December 26. All of us at Mentoring Moments wish you and your families a blessed and Merry Christmas!} Most people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We start out saying, “This year I’m going to stay focused {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

8 Gifts that Don’t Cost a Cent

8 Gifts that Don’t Cost a Cent THE GIFT OF LISTENING . . . But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION . . . Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER . . . Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.” THE {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Tomorrow will Disclose the Motives of Today

I have a great job. I get to travel around telling others about the unconditional love of God and the importance of forgiveness. I’m given a modest remuneration that usually covers the cost of my gasoline. Occasionally, I’ll receive a token of appreciation as well. The Gift that Wasn’t Recently, while speaking at a ladies luncheon, the table centerpieces were for sale. They were attractive little potted plants—greenery that would brighten any table setting. The woman who created them gave {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

I Have Gray Hair

I was running late. My mornings off always seemed more hurried than usual. I quickly applied my make-up and, within ten minutes, was heading to my dental appointment. I thought a stoplight was a safe place to search for any make-up flaws. As I slowed to a halt in the line of cars, I pulled the sun visor down to look in the mirror. Then it caught my eye. A gray hair! No, three of them! Beside my left eye, {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.