The Parenting Journey

Written by: | June 15, 2018

Parenting, Parenting Teens, Smart mouth kids, sassy kids
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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Scripture Study: A Family Devotion on The Parable of the Four Soils (Matthew 13:1-23 )

Written by: | May 11, 2018

“To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.” -spoken by Jesus in Matthew 13:12 NLT A Family Devotion...
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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

Mother's Day Gift, Mother's Day Gift Guide, Mother's Day Present
“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

5 simple and creative ways kids can celebrate new life in Jesus. Love these Easter and Spring activities!
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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3 Questions to Ask When Considering to Work or Stay Home with Kids

Written by: | March 23, 2018

Great story and questions to ask when considering to work or stay home with kids.
It’s a question that’s as old as the chicken and the egg: should I work or stay home after I have kids? Well, maybe not quite that old, since for centuries it was assumed that women would stay home to raise their family. But in today’s world, not only...
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How Making Mistakes Can Help Your Children

Written by: | March 19, 2018

How Making Mistakes Can Help Your Children. Letting kids see that God is our answer reminds them he is their answer too!
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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How to Capture Family Memories In The Middle Of The Mess

Written by: | March 15, 2018

How to capture family memories in the middle of the mess. Love these ideas and inspiration!
A few years ago, my mom gave me a box with some of the things she kept from my baby years.  I took it home to store in my closet, but before I put it away I opened it up and looked through the items she decided to keep...
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Scripture Study: A Family Devotion On Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Written by: | March 12, 2018

This is a great, simple family devotion on prayer that breaks down Mathew 6:9-13.
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not...
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4 Spiritual Lessons to Teach Your Kids in the Garden

Written by: | March 9, 2018

4 Spiritual Lessons to Teach Your Kids in the Garden. Plant faith seeds in the hearts of your kids as you cultivate growth this season.
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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5 Questions Kids May Ask About Heaven (and how to answer them)

Written by: | March 2, 2018

5 Questions Kids May Ask About Heaven (and how to answer them). Includes several scripture references.
On the way to soccer practice one night years ago, my then 5 year old son gazed out the car window, looked up into the sky and said, “Mom, wouldn’t it be cool if we could take a rocket ship to heaven so we could meet Jesus?” Yeah, buddy....
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Using All 5 Senses to Help Children Learn

Written by: | February 26, 2018

Using all 5 senses to help children learn can also help YOU when you feel stuck by a lesson. Try these simple ideas to get every part of your child engaged!
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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