Lucy Rycroft blogs about faith, family life and adoption at The Hope-Filled Family. She’s the author of Redeeming Advent and Deborah and Jael, and lives in York with her husband and four children. When not writing or listening to four voices all speaking at once, she loves to cook, make music, play games and watch good comedy.
Mum Lucy Rycroft was delighted when her talented son was picked for the local football team, until she realised that matches were on a Sunday morning. Here, she explains why she insists on church before activities for her children.
Given the response we had to the piece on young people’s mental health in May’s issue*, we know that many of you have experienced huge highs and lows over the last 18 months in your families. Here, author Lucy Rycroft gives a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on children’s and parents’ mental health, and claims it was no mistake that God picked you to parent your kids