The Jedi Master Guide to Showing Your Baby Love

Parenting

Your beautiful! perfect! squishy and oh-so-cute little baby has a baby love language. Do you know what your baby’s love language is? You ought to! this post contains affiliate links. i’m letting you know because it’s the right thing to do. to find out exactly what that means, click here You’re kidding, right? It’s true… […]

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Make Christmas Magical.

Helpful, Parenting

Spend much time in the car, listening to the radio during the month of December and you’ll hear Christmas music. We have heard these songs so many times, we know them by heart. “I want a hippopotamus…” “Tiny Tots with their…..” Wait! What?! TINY TOTS? Driving along and like a blow to the stomach with […]

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The sweetest missionary I know.

Family, Helpful, Parenting

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19-20. The Great Commission. Most Christians know this scripture. Elayna did too. She loved the stories missionaries brought […]

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Habit Training How-To For Strait-Up Good Kids

Parenting

Our family is in the midst of our best home school year ever. I did not finally find the right curriculum, come up with the perfect schedule, join the right co-op, hire tutors. We are having a great year as a result of good habits. Habits that I have been diligently training for years. Years, […]

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How much praise is too much praise?

Parenting

Do you ever long for a pat-on-the-back? Someone to tell you you’re doing a good job? You don’t need a bunch of praise. Just to know that your efforts are appreciated and maybe even good. If you said no, you are lying. People need affirmation. Kids need affirmation. We need another human to speak the […]

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Is Intentional Parenting Really Necessary?

Parenting

Doctors go to school for years, (aren’t we glad) lawyers must know all the laws, CPA’s, teachers, scientists, all need a lot of training. They could not be successful without it. Babies, however show up after no formal training for the parent. One day you are not a parent, then a few months later, you are. We are left to

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Top 5 Practical Parenting Books. When You Just Need an Answer.

Parenting

  Finishing a good book is bittersweet. You are captivated in the midst of a great story. The story plays out in your imagination.  The characters take shape. Come to life.  And exist distinctly in your mind. Then, a few short hours later, it’s over. And if the book did it’s job, you are left […]

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Fear and Your Child. What Can You Do?

Parenting

No parent wants their baby to have fear. Christian parents teach their children about faith. We instruct them to believe in the unseen and often inexplicable. Sharing our thoughts and feelings and even our testimony is common practice. We train them with scripture and show them God’s love by giving mercy and grace (best we […]

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4 Great Gifts for A New Mom

Parenting

People make babies during the holidays! September is 40 weeks after Christmas and New Years and has the most birthdays of all the months. Hmmm… interesting! I became a brand new mom in the month of September many years ago. I reckon we all need to keep warm during the winter months. And the holidays […]

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Debt story different from all the rest.


Family, Marriage

Wipe out debt. You’ve read the tales of huge amounts of debt being wiped out. Everyone loves these stories. The sacrifice and dedication it takes to pay off debt, amazes us. Ruth Soukup’s mega popular blog, Living Well Spending Less, was birthed out of a desire to pay off debt after getting fed up with her […]

Could it be possible to change all the things you don’t like about yourself?


Family

Have you ever wished you could change just a few things about yourself? A little quieter. Softer. Sweeter. Friendlier. Or could it be that you wished you could change into someone else entirely? I have. If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably thought these things about yourself. You just wish you weren’t so… you. How […]

Fear and Your Child. What Can You Do?


Parenting

No parent wants their baby to have fear. Christian parents teach their children about faith. We instruct them to believe in the unseen and often inexplicable. Sharing our thoughts and feelings and even our testimony is common practice. We train them with scripture and show them God’s love by giving mercy and grace (best we […]

4 Great Gifts for A New Mom


Parenting

People make babies during the holidays! September is 40 weeks after Christmas and New Years and has the most birthdays of all the months. Hmmm… interesting! I became a brand new mom in the month of September many years ago. I reckon we all need to keep warm during the winter months. And the holidays […]

What Mom Needs To Know About Connecting With Her Boy


Parenting

Moms can take a few simple steps to strengthen the relationship with her son. When my oldest son was little-bitty guy, he liked to climb. He particularly liked to climb on and off my bed. The appeal was that it was tall and high off the ground. My son would get almost all the way […]

How you’re holding your kids back and why you should stop!


Parenting

Kids are capable of so much more than we think. Are you holding them back and robbing chances to build self esteem? Some of the links in this post are from affiliates. I’m letting you know because it’s the right thing to do. For a complete affiliate disclosure click here. A 2 yr old that […]

The Internet Generation. Parenting and Protecting.


Parenting

Parents who grew up with the internet know a thing or two about parenting and protecting their kiddos in the internet generation. These parents have a real advantage when it comes to understanding the digitally-invasive culture our children are growing up in. They knew it as the norm long enough in their own youth to […]

Invest in family.


Parenting

Why are sincere compliments so hard for people to give? Recently at a grocery store, the cashier was admiring my children. She gushed about their consideration of one another and their helpful spirit. She polished all her kind words off by saying, “they grow out of it!” Referring, of course, to their loving hearts and […]