Karen Mulder

Recent Articles

When Life Left My House


Marilyn, a Wisdom of the Wounded reader wrote to us and shared this unique story of a nest that isn’t quite empty but still requires an adjustment: I have four children; three of them left the house within 13 months. My daughter married in 2015…that wasn’t so bad, just an adjustment because I still had […]

Show You Care with a Helpful Cancer Treatment Basket


Editor’s note: The following story comes to us from Karen’s friend Donna, whose friend underwent cancer treatment. This story shows that the best gift of all is to just show up and be with your suffering friend. After finding out I had cancer, my friends stopped by with a basket filled with items that I […]

How to Create a One-of-A-Kind Father’s Day Gift


This year, help your child create a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift. There is something so precious about the way that young children look up to their fathers. Small eyes and ears pay close attention to their daddy’s every move. I bet if you were to ask a small child about her dad, she could readily […]

Kids Helping Other Kids Fight Hunger


For many children, June marks the start of summer vacation. No more school! It’s a chance to play outside, collect bugs or just lie on the ground and look up at the sky. But not every kid looks forward to summer vacation with the same excitement. For kids with food insufficiency, the meal they receive […]

A Grandmother Models Caregiving


Nancy VandeWater, a member of my church family, told me the following story. I believe it embodies the keys to ensuring that our children will grow up to be compassionate caregivers, so I share it with you here. Nancy’s Story: A short time ago I was to spend the day with my nine year old granddaughter, […]

4 Ways to Make Family Caregiving Fun

Involving your children in caregiving activities can be fun. All you need are a few ideas that are tailored to your kids’ ages and interests. Here are four of my favorites: Build a “Kit” Do you remember when you were a young child and it was time to go back to school and your mom […]

Caregiving – Actions Speak Louder Than Words

A wise person in the book of Proverbs states, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Yes, your actions speak louder than your words. So, if you want your child or grandchild or niece or nephew to be sensitive, caring […]