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Top Christian Children’s Books of 2014

Top Christian Children's Books of 2014

This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past. Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a massive Christmas list, we sat down and got a little more intentional with them. We didn’t want Christmas to be ALL about the gifts. You see, it has felt for …

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Hanukkah or Christmas for your kids?


Growing up as a young child, you could say I was a bit of a religious mutt. Neither of my parents were very religious, yet neither seemed to want to give in to the other. As a first-generation American, my father was a cultural Jew and my British mother grew up in the church of England; so while both had …

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How to Deal with Bullying: My son’s story

how to deal with bullying

While there are many rights of passage for a child – learning to walk, losing a tooth, breaking a bone – I’m not sure if any strikes as much fear in a mom as letting their child ride the bus for the first time. Since my kids went to private school until this year, riding the bus was never an …

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Kids’ Mentors: Who will they turn to?

kids mentors teen parenting advice

At my mentor’s 60th birthday party a couple years ago, her husband asked the small group of her close friends gathered around her in their living room to go around the circle and say something memorable about her. Most were her peers, so my husband and I gleaned a lot of wisdom from those precious moments they shared, but one …

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If your friends… {Peer Pressure}

Peer Pressure don't fit in

My monthly post for FaithGateway.com is LIVE today focusing on peer pressure, and I wanted to share a piece of it with you here: I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped …

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Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson Live Chat! {FaithGateway Author}

Duck Dynasty Korie Robertson Live Chat FaithGateway

Y’all – join me for Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson live chat today! That’s right, I’ll be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout with Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson (wife of Willie) and her mom, Chrys Howard, who recently released the new Faith Commander boxed set study. You can join us LIVE today at 1pm CST/2pm EST via Google Hangout and you can …

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Starting Your School Day Off Right: 4 Quick Tips

starting your school day off right: 4 quick tips

Since I promised 4 Quick Tips to starting your school day off right, let me just quench the suspense and give those to you right away: 1. Lay out your priorities 2. Develop a schedule 3. Set their minds 4. Communicate your expectations Now if you want to learn the detailed how and why behind making each of these tips …

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Best Bible Storybooks: Kids say… {FaithGateway post}

Best storybook bibles faithgateway video

I wanted to let you know about my post over on FaithGateway.com today talking about the best Bible Storybooks out there for kids, in the opinion of a kid! That’s right! My very own 9 year old daughter, Kariss, and I recorded a rousing 5 minute video on (in our humble opinion) the Top 8 BEST Bible Storybooks out there …

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Nature Bible Giveaway (& a Camping Lesson Learned…)

kids bible tommy nelson

On our camping trip this year (yes I said camping), I learned a bit of what it was like to live in the great outdoors. But that doesn’t mean I wanted to sacrifice my daily routine, including mine and my kids’ devotion time in the morning. Since I didn’t exactly sleep well in the great outdoors, it wasn’t difficult for me to …

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3 Cheap Summer Vacation Ideas

making summer memories with kids

Most people know they should come to me to discover how to accomplish their dreams on a budget…that’s why I’m sharing 3 cheap summer vacation ideas over on FaithGateway.com today! Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great experiences or fun with your family. Grabbing a flight at the last minute might be difficult, but …

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