Thankful Boys

Written by: | November 29, 2011

Gratitude has become very important to me in the last year. It’s not that it wasn’t before, but recently it has changed my daily attitude. It has changed my outlook on life. And we knew it needed to be a larger part of our family life. The boys take...
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The Turkey

Written by: | November 22, 2011

I must have read about the idea in one of the craft books I used to check out from the library, back in the good old days when my children were very small and outside demands were few. The premise was simple – Together, my children and I made...
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Better Days Challenge

Written by: | November 16, 2011

We’re all aware it’s November and you know what that means… pilgrims, turkeys, and lots of talk about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been a meaningful holiday for me, but the importance really sunk in when we started a family. As parents we knew we wanted to raise children who...
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Thanks & Giving Activities for Families

Written by: | November 11, 2011

Before I had children, autumn meant sweaters and jeans. Thanksgiving meant turkey, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. But as soon as my little girl met her first Thanksgiving, I wanted it to be meaningful. I want her and my son to know the One who makes us truly...
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Thankfulness: Teaching by Example

Written by: | November 7, 2011

I am thankful for my kids and I want to be sure they know that. So often I get caught up in teaching by correcting, reminding my children to sit still, get their homework done without being distracted, stop talking and the like. With all of this correction going...
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Fall Into Gratitude

Written by: | November 1, 2011

As I write this, the air is crisp & the leaves around me are colorful. By far, this is my favorite time of year to share with my family! This month, all our Tommy Nelson Mommies will be sharing what they love about this season and how they encourage...
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Modifying Strategies for Each Child

Written by: | October 31, 2011

Parenting is always changing. As I’ve said here before, often it feels like once I get the hang of something, circumstances change. I feel the same way about parenting three (or at times four, if you include our foreign exchange daughters of the past two years) children. We have...
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Football, Cuddling and Eye Contact

Written by: | October 24, 2011

I’m the only bit of estrogen in a testosterone filled home… well, unless you count our one year-old Brittany Spaniel, Millie. But let’s be honest, Millie chews on socks so I’m not sure she counts. Because of my sole-femaleness (is that a word?) my awareness of my role in...
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The Golden Season

Written by: | October 18, 2011

We are now smack dab in the middle of my favorite time of year. FALL. After a long, hot summer, my family comes alive in the fall, along with the rest of our city. Tennessee is especially beautiful right now as the leaves change, and we fill our weekends...
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Life Isn't Fair

Written by: | October 12, 2011

We have this beautiful print hanging in our home… I love everything about it, but especially the message. “God is good all the time.” I need that reminder often, but sometimes I worry that it gives the wrong impression to our kiddos. WE understand that God is good all...
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Show Me, Reveal to Me, Teach Me

Written by: | October 7, 2011

When my daughter was an infant, I followed a strict feeding, sleeping and playing schedule. I wrote down every time I fed her, how many minutes and more. As she started sleeping through the night (very early I might add–thankyouverymuch, schedule!), I was still nursing her once in the...
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