What to Do When Your Child Questions God

Written by: | July 27, 2016

Having not grown up in the church, I can’t really say what a child’s relationship with God should look like. On one end of the spectrum, there are kids that may go to church each week, but not remember much more than “Jesus loves me”.  On the other end...
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The Key to Helping Kids Go To Sleep Without You

Written by: | April 20, 2016

Leaving our kids is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving your newborn overnight for the first time or trusting your teenagers to stay home alone while you and your husband get some much needed time away together; any time you walk away from your home with your...
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The ‘Right’ Way to Raise a Princess Today

Written by: | March 2, 2016

What little girl doesn’t dream about becoming a princess? The thought of tiaras, castles and gowns alone can cause internal squeals of delight. Add in the bevy of beauties Disney dazzles before our daughters on a daily basis and you can see why our little girls find a hard...
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Teaching Kids to Look Past Outer Appearances

Written by: | January 19, 2016

The first week after starting fourth grade at the local public school, my daughter came home asking about a certain girl in particular. Instead of simply listening to my daughter talk or asking what she needed from me, I immediately launched into fix-it mode. Worried that she’d heard yet...
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Don’t Just Say it: Write It

Written by: | December 30, 2015

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we...
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A Hunger to Read: Children’s Book Week 2015

Written by: | May 18, 2015

I remember lamenting to my son’s second grade teacher a few years ago about the book choices he was making at the library. It wasn’t that they were bad or inappropriate, but I felt like he wasn’t living up to his full reading potential. She looked back at me...
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When Your Child Loses a Friend

Written by: | April 24, 2015

As parents, we want the best for our children. My husband and I pray about everything in our kids’ lives, from their health and safety to their schools and yes, even their friends. While we understand that we cannot choose all the people our children surround themselves with as...
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Raising Tweens in an Online World

Written by: | March 11, 2015

Yesterday I went to my kids’ elementary school to have lunch with my newly turned nine-year-old son. He surprised me by asking out of the blue, “Mom, how old do you have to be to get Facebook and Instagram?” Not expecting to have a social media debate over peanut...
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God Cares {Even when ________}

Written by: | February 16, 2015

I can spot the parent of a newborn a mile away. And it’s not just the bags under their eyes or the fact that they’ll often reach for a baby bottle instead of their coffee on accident. No, it’s in their face. They’re unashamed of silly faces. The have...
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A Prayer from a (Sometimes) Single Parent

Written by: | January 7, 2015

Have you ever heard of the expression “tour widow”? I hadn’t either before I became one. It’s an insider term for what much of the music industry calls the wives of musicians who go out on tour for weeks or months at a time, leaving them home alone or to...
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