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I Forced My Teen to Try Out (but She Still Quit)

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“Cones aren’t quitters.” That statement has been one of our family’s core mottos for as long as we can remember. Our kids have had it ingrained in them since they were little, but it’s never really been put to the test…until last week.

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Teaching Kids about Listening to the Voice of Jesus when they Pray

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Speaking with our Heavenly Father is important; in fact, I dare say it’s one of the most important things we can do in our Christian walk along with reading God’s Word. But speaking without listening is only a monologue. To truly commune and develop a relationship with our Heavenly Father, we must make room for dialogues to happen daily. As …

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How to Help Our Girls Overcome Fear with Faith

How to Help Our Girls Overcome Fear

As a mom, I wish I could protect my kids from everything from heartache to natural disasters. Realistically, I recognize that’s not only impossible, it’s not healthy for them. Think back with me to your own childhood and adolescence. When I reflect on the moments that made me who I am today, most stemmed from how I responded to the …

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How to Hear God’s Voice {and TRUST it}

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Do you ever wonder how to hear God’s voice? And if you do hear something, further wonder if you can trust that it truly is God speaking to you? One of my biggest pet peeves is coming onto a website or blog, only to discover yet another way I’m not living up to my potential as a parent. I don’t …

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7 Bible Stories to Prepare Kids for a Successful School Year

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Just like you cannot send your kids to church for an hour a week and expect them to know all there is to know about Jesus, I’d dare say you cannot expect your kids to have a successful school year without preparing them with lessons from foundational Bible stories. Starting a new school years brings up a lot of emotions …

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5 Things Your Daughter Needs to Know Before Heading Back to School

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Of course, it’s impossible to tell your child everything they need to know before heading back to school, but I dare say there are 5 important things your daughter needs to know before starting school this year. It’s hard to believe we’re already even mentioning the phrase “Back to School”, but for those of us here in Middle Tennessee, our …

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40 Days of Summer Devotionals

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Summer (for those of us with school-aged children) lasts about 60 days. It might be unrealistic to expect our kids to follow a devotional plan for each of those days, but these 40 days of summer devotionals should set your kids on the right course. Even if school isn’t out for your family yet, I’m betting you can feel it …

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Teaching Girls to Embrace their Unique Style

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From an early age, we knew our daughter would stand out from the crowd. Even as a toddler, she would gravitate towards clothes that were shades of blue, red or black amidst the typical pinks and purples. By the age of three, she was giving unsolicited fashion advice to her babysitter. Before long, that same babysitter would seek her advice …

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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

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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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