10 Things I Want My Daughter to Look for in a Husband

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Talking to our teens about certain issues can sometimes be hard and awkward but it is extremely important that we do it!  We live in a time where the culture will sell our kids a lot of things that are not healthy for them and we want them to take their cues from us, not the world!Talking to our kids about their future spouse's can be one of those tough talks!  However we want them to know how … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Time Out for Mom

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A couple years back I wrote a post  about my struggle with anger. It was a very popular post and I received many emails from moms, and even some dads, who struggled with this very issue. I knew the topic resonated with many and I knew I needed to speak about my own struggle. In that post I shared several things you can do to help you win the battle against anger.  One of the tips I shared was to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Family Prayer List

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Prayer is important in all of our lives!  As Christians we want to have a healthy prayer life, I know in my own life when my prayer time suffers I suffer.  We need to be in conversation with our Lord, we need HIM in every way and so does our family!  Although everyone in the family should be encouraged to have their own prayer life, we can also have prayer lists together.  I thought I would share … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with Books

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We all want our kids to love to read! We want them to love going to the library and to be a lover of learning!  I think some children are born with a book in their hands, it just seems so natural for them and they love books from the time they are young.  For others though it can be different, especially for our children who struggle learning to read.  There are things we can do in our homes to … [Read more...]

Who Else Wants to Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World?

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There are so many things in our generation that are easier then in our grandparents day.  We have electronics,  microwave ovens and washing machines that we just turn on that washes our clothes.  However, I think in a lot of ways parenting is tougher.  It is especially tough if you want to raise children who love the Lord more than themselves and don't want them to be sucked into the culture that … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Connect with Your Teens

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We are always hearing how having teenagers is tough!  And it can be!  Our children are becoming young men and women and adolescence isn’t always easy.  There are skin breakouts, hormones, emotions they don’t always know what to do with, and coming to grips with who they are. However, there are wonderful things about having teens that can bless us in amazing ways. These truly can be the “best … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help Your Children Set Goals

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Goal setting can never happen too young!  When you become a family that sets goals together you are teaching your children how important goals are and setting a great example to them for their own lives! One of the ways to start is to help your children prepare goals of their own and there is no better time than the New Year.   If your children learn to make goals when they are young, they … [Read more...]

How to Set Goals as a Family… That Actually Last

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The New Year is here and it is the perfect time to be thinking about setting goals. We often think of goal setting for our businesses, homeschooling, or even our health.  Most of us want to set individual goals or resolutions; however we don’t usually think to set family goals. I want to encourage you this year to do something different!  Have a family meeting where you have some simple snacks … [Read more...]

Winning the Hearts of Your Children

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Winning the hearts of our children is one of the most important things we will ever do! Sometimes even as moms we get our focus off track.  Our culture is constantly telling us what we need in our children, and even Christians are not immune to this. Be careful!!  God’s Word tells us what is more important and it won’t be popular to the world. When we start to care more about academics, or … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for “The Talk” {Passport2Purity}

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Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules.  The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God. We live in a heart sick culture, a very heart sick culture!  I am amazed how downhill … [Read more...]