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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

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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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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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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What NOT to do when your daughter gets asked out for the first time

what not to do when your daughter gets asked out

It happened. For the past decade, I’ve wondered when it would happen. I’ve watched my sweet baby girl, my first-born child, grow and develop right in front of my very eyes. That sweet scrunchy nose that she modeled in every smiley-faced picture for years gradually evolved into a perfectly picturesque young woman. We haven’t allowed her to have a phone, …

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Children’s Book Week 2015: Tommy Nelson Round-Up

children's book week roundup

I remember lamenting to my son’s second grade teacher a few years ago about the book choices he was making at the library. It wasn’t that they were bad or inappropriate, but I felt like he wasn’t living up to his full reading potential. She looked back at me sweetly and gently and said, “But is he reading?” When I …

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When Your Child Loses a Friend

When Your child loses a friend

As parents, we want the best for our children. My husband and I pray about everything in our kids’ lives, from their health and safety to their schools and yes, even their friends. While we understand that we cannot choose all the people our children surround themselves with as they get older, it doesn’t lessen our desire for them to …

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