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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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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4 Spiritual Lessons to Teach Your Kids in the Garden

Written by: | March 9, 2018

Spring is in the air and sprouts are already coming up in my front flower beds! It won’t be long until it’s time to grab the gardening gloves and get to work. I’ve found that gardens are a wonderful place for children to enjoy. Whether weeding or watering, working...
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Using All 5 Senses to Help Children Learn

Written by: | February 26, 2018

After homeschooling my 9 children, I’ve explored just about every teaching strategy there is. Sometimes I can just sit down and do a lesson and the child gets it….so smooth and easy. But most of the time it’s a slow process and I have to repeat myself about 700...
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3 Simple Strategies to Teach Values to Kids

Written by: | February 19, 2018

“I really want that game that Julia has.” Those were my daughter’s first words after a recent playdate with her friend. I let her know I was listening by saying how fun the game must be, and then quickly moved the conversation on by asking if she’d had a...
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How to Teach Kids to Be a Friend Who Doesn’t Quit

Written by: | February 16, 2018

It’s hard to be a good friend! Teach kids to be a friend who doesn’t quit with these conversation starters and tips on modeling friendship. Having a friend means having someone to do stuff with, but even more importantly the best part of having a friend is just being...
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