Protective Or Overprotective Parenting?

Written by: | October 9, 2015

We are constantly second guessing ourselves as parents, aren’t we?  When it comes to protecting our children, we’d do anything to shield them from pain or discomfort. But what’s too much?  When is it time to pull back and let them learn from natural consequences or step in and...
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Busyness Is Not An Excuse

Written by: | August 7, 2015

  Busyness seems to rule our lives these days.  Whether you work outside the home or not, there are constant tasks that need to be done, and constant demands for our attention.  I know for myself, there are days when I climb in bed at night, and I know...
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How to Make God Real to Our Children

Written by: | June 17, 2015

Our family loves the zoo. The African safari. The aquarium. Elephants. Monkeys. Spiders, reptiles, and unusual birds. It is one thing to read about these animals from distant lands and exotic places, but quite another to get up close and personal. What is it that is so fascinating about...
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A Hunger to Read: Children’s Book Week 2015

Written by: | May 18, 2015

I remember lamenting to my son’s second grade teacher a few years ago about the book choices he was making at the library. It wasn’t that they were bad or inappropriate, but I felt like he wasn’t living up to his full reading potential. She looked back at me...
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Coping With Separation Anxiety

Written by: | February 20, 2015

  When my son was about ten months old, we finally decided to put him in the church nursery. As new parents we (or more accurately, I) was a bit paranoid about having someone else take care of my child, so I held him in the service with us...
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God Cares {Even when ________}

Written by: | February 16, 2015

I can spot the parent of a newborn a mile away. And it’s not just the bags under their eyes or the fact that they’ll often reach for a baby bottle instead of their coffee on accident. No, it’s in their face. They’re unashamed of silly faces. The have...
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Learning to Walk {on choosing a family scripture}

Written by: | February 6, 2015

“One, two, three, FOUR…. Four steps,” my husband screamed! By the sound of the cheering and screaming, you would have thought we were cheering our daughter on in her first marathon. But instead, we were counting and celebrating her first steps. Like most parents, we had cleared some of...
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Praying Over Your Children In The New Year

Written by: | December 31, 2014

With the New Year upon us, I begin to think about the things that I want to do in the next few months. Some of the ideas come quickly, and some require more thought. But there is one consistent commitment I make each year and that is to grow...
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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

Written by: | December 26, 2014

  It seems there is New Year’s Eve Before Kids and New Year’s Eve After Kids. For some, adding children to the mix doesn’t interfere with their social calendar. For us, it became a chosen change. Once they were old enough to have fun with us on New Year’s,...
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