Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

Written by: | August 13, 2018

One thing I’m always on the hunt for is easy weeknight recipes that are yummy and don’t take a lot of time. (Which means more time with my family!) One of these recipes came from an editor, one came from a friend,, and the other I created with trial...
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Why Your Teen Should Take Risks

Written by: | August 10, 2018

After I first got married, I remember having dinner with a friend and her teenage daughter. By the end of the night, I actually had the gall to give her parenting advice. No, she didn’t ask for it. And no, I didn’t have any children of my own, much...
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The Parenting Journey

Written by: | June 15, 2018

I’m in the throes of my hardest parenting journey to date. I feel like I need to find a support group. “Hello, my name is Jen, and I’m the mom to two teenagers.” “Hi Jen,” comes the response in an “I’m not envious of your life at all” sort...
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Rethinking Mother’s Day: Remembering Our Purpose

Written by: | May 9, 2018

What makes a good mother?  I constantly ask myself this without even realizing it.   As I flip through Facebook, I see all the adorable new babies being born.  Along with most birth announcements, comes the phrase, “baby and mommy are doing well.” A simple phrase, that carries a heavy...
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A Guide To Giving The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Written by: | May 2, 2018

“Mama, I have a surprise for you! Close your eyes!” I peek through a squinted eye as my little boy whips a sticky hand out from behind his back and places something yellow and squishy in my hand. I look down to see a wilted dandelion. The perfect Mother’s Day...
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5 Ways Kids Can Celebrate New Life in Jesus

Written by: | March 28, 2018

Easter is one of my favorite times of year. The sunshine, flowers blooming and baby animals are always a joy, but my favorite thing is celebrating the new life that Jesus gives with my kids. Here are five simple ways to do that. 1. Memorize a Scripture together. Even...
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How Making Mistakes Can Help Your Children

Written by: | March 19, 2018

There are so, so, so, so many mistakes I make every day.  I’d try to count them, but I don’t think it’s possible to count that high.  Messing up is a part of being human.  God says we can’t be perfect and we shouldn’t hold ourselves to a standard...
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