5 Prayers to Daily Pray for My Children

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There is no limit to what you can or should pray about for your children,  join me at The Better Mom today where I share 5 daily prayers I pray over my children! If you are visiting from The Better Mom today I would love it if you stayed awhile and read some of my most popular posts that is listed on my sidebar.  If you subscribe you will get in your inbox a monthly activities calendar … [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...]

How to Really Show Your Family Love

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One of my all time passages in the Bible is the one on love, its really quite amazing how much love is talked about in the Bible. It shows us how important it is. The Bible is clear that it is important for us to love others, (spouses, our children, even our enemies) It tells us of God’s love for us,( For God So Loved the World He sent his son) and its clear that HE wants us to love Him back … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Thankful

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Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and the month of November is known for the month of thankfulness.  How do we teach our kids to be grateful in a culture of plenty?  I will tell you this, it isn't easy!  We live in such an entitled culture that it rubs off on us even when we think it doesn't.  This isn't just to children either; it is hard for adults as well.  This is something as a … [Read more...]

Parenting with Grace

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We are wrapping up the series and I wanted to touch on a big word!  This word is for YOU and YOUR CHILDREN! GRACE - No matter where you are right now in your parenting please take this word today and declare it!  We all need it! I enjoy parenting and it clearly is a passion of mine so I have been so happy to share tips and things that have worked for us!  But I want you know, we are FAR from … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Children Entrepreneurship

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I am an entrepreneur.  I think I have always been, maybe even before I realized it.  It really does feel like it's in my blood.  My dad is a business owner and has been all of my life and my brother started his own law practice right out of law school!  There is just something about my family that doesn't like to answer to a boss!  We like to run our own show I guess!! 16 years ago I was about … [Read more...]

Discipline Should Be More About the Heart

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Discipline is always a tough issue to talk about!  I think when most people hear the word they think of spankings and punishments.   If there is anything I have learned this last 16 years of being a parent, it is how discipline should be more about the heart than anything else.  ANYTHING! I want to have my children's hearts!  I want them to know how loved they are and how much God loves them!  … [Read more...]

Why Your Marriage is Important in Your Parenting

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Recently I heard a story from a friend whose friend had a teenage son who was really struggling!  I mean really struggling.  He was having suicidal thoughts and in a very dark place. He is seeing a counselor and do you know what one of his biggest issues is?    It isn't being bullied or school or a girl. It is the way his father is treating his mother! I will say this child has a lot of … [Read more...]

Connecting with your Kids Through Hobbies

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Hobbies are a wonderful way to connect with your kids!  Maybe you have always wanted to learn to play piano or you have a teen that is interesting in photography and you think it would be great to learn too!  This is a way to share a common interest and connect on a deeper level!  There are so many conversations you can have about your new hobby that you won't lack for things to talk about. You … [Read more...]