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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Different Children, Different Needs

Written by: | September 30, 2011

This month, our Tommy Mommies are sharing about how we’ve learned that our different children each have different needs. While we may have once been under the illusion that we could parent all our children the same way, we quickly realized that just as each of our children are...
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Back to School Feast: New Beginnings

Written by: | September 27, 2011

School is back in session here at the Ferrier house. That means that my 4-year-old is headed to 3 day-a-week preschool, my daughter is now in second grade, and my two stepdaughters are in college, one in Chattanooga and one here in Nashville. We had an amazing summer, filled...
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Fresh Starts: Wipe the Slate Clean

Written by: | September 22, 2011

Aaaaahhhhh. Back to school. As much as I enjoy the lazy, traveling, sleeping in, no rush and exploring days of summer, I always look forward to the fresh start of a brand new school year. I love meeting my children’s new teachers. I love fresh crisp school supplies. I...
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Choosing a School: Follow God's Lead

Written by: | September 16, 2011

This fall, my daughter had her first day of school. First day ever. I’m a stay-at-home mom and never felt the need or desire to put her or my son in preschool, Mother’s Morning Out or even Grandma’s house on a regular basis. We’ve had fun memorizing scriptures, reading...
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Motivating Your Children

Written by: | September 12, 2011

We started homeschool just a few weeks ago with our kindergarten-age son. Yikes – how did that happen already?! We have really loved the first few weeks, but no situation is without its challenges. Having been a public school teacher for five years and now starting up homeschool, I...
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