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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

My dad died recently. He was 89. If you’re assuming he was quite a bit older than I was, you’d be correct – 49 years my senior to be exact. While some may argue that I was at a disadvantage by having a father old enough to be my grandfather, I’d have to disagree with you. Although my parents divorced …

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What to Do When Your Child Questions God

what to do when your child questions god

Having not grown up in the church, I can’t really say what a child’s relationship with God should look like. On one end of the spectrum, there are kids that may go to church each week, but not remember much more than “Jesus loves me”. On the other end of the spectrum, there are children like Colton Burpo who have …

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Moms Summer Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Make Time for Yourselves this Summer

moms summer survival guide make time for yourself

Wake up, get dressed, read the Bible, do devotions, pray, drink water, brew tea, make breakfast for the kids, get in a load of laundry, clean up the kitchen from last night, pack bags for swim team, fill water bottles…and that’s all before the kids even woke up. I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing?

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Encouraging Tween Boy Friendships

encouraging tween boy friendships

I’ve always thought I’d have to work hard to coax the right friendships with my daughter, but I’ll be honest, I never gave the same amount of thought towards my son’s friendships. After all, he’s my baby, so wouldn’t he just naturally want to hang out with me and my husband all the time? Having both a daughter and son …

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The Key to Helping Kids Go To Sleep Without You

helping kids go to sleep without you

Let’s face it, leaving our kids is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving your newborn overnight for the first time or trusting your teenagers to stay home alone while you and your husband get some much needed time away together; any time you walk away from your home with your kids still in it, you leave a piece …

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Know, Grow & Show: The Right Way to Raise a Princess Today

Right Way to Raise a Princess

What little girl doesn’t dream about becoming a princess? The thought of tiaras, castles and gowns alone can cause internal squeals of delight. Add in the bevy of beauties Disney dazzles before our daughters on a daily basis and you can see why our little girls find a hard time discerning between fairy tales and real life. Don’t get me …

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4 Character Traits of Jesus for Kids

4 character traits of jesus for kids

We are called to be more like Christ. Right? I mean, I know we all know that as Christians, but sometimes that is easier said than done! We are filled with the Holy Spirit, so the same characteristics that Jesus embodies live within us as well. But sometimes we have trouble seeing those traits in ourselves on a daily basis, …

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Teaching Kids to Look Past Outer Appearances

Teaching Kids to Look Past Outer Appearances

The first week after starting fourth grade at the local public school, my daughter came home asking about a certain girl in particular. Instead of simply listening to my daughter talk or asking what she needed from me, I immediately launched into fix-it mode. Worried that she’d heard yet another inappropriate word or, worse, was being bullied, I started asking …

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Don’t Just Say It, Write It {The Importance of Thank You Notes}

The Importance of Thank You Notes

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we can ensure they end on a positive note… “How?” you ask. …

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