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...]

How to Nurture Your Child’s Gifts!

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I believe God gives everyone gifts!  There is something we are all good at. It may not always be talents that are in the spotlight such as singing or playing a musical instrument but there is something inside of all of us that shines especially bright. I believe this to be true in our children as well and I would encourage you to help them find their gifts and help nurture them.  I know for … [Read more...]

How to Savor the Moments!

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Time is flying for me!  I really can't believe how fast my kids are growing up-my oldest is 16 and youngest is 11! How do I stop time? It is so funny, when you are a mom in your early 20's and you have these babies at your legs and people tell you "enjoy these days, they will be gone before you know it", and there you are NOT believing them. You have sleepless nights, toddler fits,maybe … [Read more...]

10 Great Things about Having Teenagers

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I am a mom of a teen now!  I really don't know how that happened, I had these babies in my arm and in a blink of an eye they were teenagers!  They really mean it when they say time will fly!  I know teens often get a bad rap!  You will hear people say, "oh, just wait till they are teenagers"  but you know what?  I have found they can be just wonderful years!  Today I'm sharing at The Better Mom 10 … [Read more...]