Michal Crum

Michal Crum is wife to Ben and mother to Daniel, Zion, Knox, Clementine, and Clara. She drinks too much coffee, bites her lip, and has attained expert status at skipping entire pages (undetected, of course) while reading aloud to her little ones.

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Parenting is for old people: why you shouldn’t listen to me

There’s been a bit of buzz lately about the old HGTV show called “Trading Spaces.” Remember it? It was the wildly popular home makeover show that first aired in 2000 and has spawned an entire genre of dramatic makeover shows. And apparently, it’s coming back! If you... read more

Five Corrections for Your Impertinent Child

Last week I talked about why it’s important to train our children to be respectful. Now let’s talk about what that might look like, at different ages and stages. When I told my husband Ben that I was working on a list of phrases and corrections that we use in our home... read more

Why Impertinence In Our Children Is a Problem

My 4-year-old son Knox is being disciplined a lot lately for arguing with adults. Somehow, he doesn’t realize that he is 4. And that he has no business correcting someone 30 years his senior. I say, “Hand me that rag.” And he responds, “It’s not a rag. It’s a... read more

Monumental: 8. “Looking Back”

Katie and Michal look back on the season and what they have learned. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android. read more

Monumental: 7. “Caregiver” – Mary Lee Bayly

Sometimes God has a big lesson for you in the hard things. Sometimes He may not. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android.   read more

Monumental: 6. “Namesake” – Heidi Bayly

“He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!” -Psalm 113:9 Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android. read more

Monumental: 5. Learning Her Love Language – Amy Molina

This is the story of a woman who learned her love language in Argentina. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android. Pin this: read more

Monumental: 4. Pioneer Woman – Annie Curell

From pioneer woman to pastor’s wife and back again. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android. Pin this: read more

Monumental: 3. Alone With Everyone I Love – Michal Crum

Michal tells the story of her postpartum depression. And here’s a link to an article Michal wrote for those struggling with it. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Android. Pin this: read more

Battling Postpartum Depression: 9 Practical Steps You Can Take Today

This week on the Monumental podcast, I told the story of my fight with postpartum depression after the birth of our second child. I know that this is a common struggle, so if you find yourself battling depression in your own life, here are nine steps to take today.... read more

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