Why Every Strong Willed Child is a Gift from God

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. On your worst days with your strong willed child remember this: God made your strong willed child and HE gave them this will for a reason!  HE will use it for HIS glory if we can train and nurture this child up. RELATED TOPICS Simple Ways to Connect with Your Strong Willed Child Why Saying Yes to Your … [Read more...]

Why Saying Yes to Your Strong Willed Child Can Strengthen Your Relationship

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No parent looks forward to arguing with their children! When you parenting a strong willed child to the mix the disagreements can increase by tenfold. Arguments can be some of the most difficult things to deal with a strong willed one, and if you are a strong willed parent, look out, before you know it, it can be war! We as parents have to say no a lot! If we allow our children to do … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Connect with Your Strong Willed Child

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Most of us have been blessed with at least ONE strong willed child along the way.  Strong willed children have a way of making us feel like we are going to go crazy.  They also have a way of keeping us on our knees in prayer and have us working extra hard to connect with them. Many times I will hear parents say, “I just can't get along with this particular child"  or "we butt heads"    … [Read more...]

7 Things to Have in the Home that Encourage Learning

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  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. In my household I have an artist, a musician, and a builder (think LEGO sets and plenty of them). When I walk in my living room and see art work and pencils and LEGO sets everywhere I just smile and am proud this is a home where learning takes place. Trust me, I have come a long way here!  I … [Read more...]

10 Insanely Awesome Ways to Connect with your Kids

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. My son and I recently started visiting colleges.  Yes, colleges!  How did this happen?  Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital in one of those cozy hospital blankets and little hat? After getting one child to 18 (still have two to go) I can't say I got everything right!  No one does!  But  I can tell … [Read more...]

5 Ways for Mom to Relieve Stress


The holiday are among us and even if we really love them, often stress can accompany them. It could be financial, dealing with extended family members or just the hustle and bustle. As moms we will will often experience stressful times in our family life and in parenting. No matter how much you enjoy being a mom there are going to be stressful days with it! Sometimes stress can even come … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Encourage Learning in the Home

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Learning and knowledge are wonderful things, however our kids don’t always see it that way. Many times they have a negative outlook on learning because the only thing they can think of when hearing that word is school work. It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are several things we can do to make our homes a home where learning takes place naturally.    We want to give our kids a love of … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Back to School


Summer time goes way too fast!  Very soon we will be preparing for back to school!  Now back to school for us is back to school at home because we homeschool but even with that we have to get our minds and bodies back to "doing school" and it takes some preparation!  For many families back to school will mean sending their kids to a different building every day with a new teacher for the year!  I … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer


We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle.  The summer heat can be tough on our family and there are things we can do to keep our family healthy during the … [Read more...]

Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids


We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right?   A fun way to get reading in for everyone is to put a list together for each season.  It is like setting reading goals and giving yourself the whole season to read them in!  Start small, even if it is just one or two books a season it is a start! … [Read more...]