How Do You Do School?

Written by: | August 7, 2012

When I was a child, my parents put serious thought into where we would live based on the reputations of the public schools in the area. And I was fortunate to be caught up in a group of achievers with almost endless opportunities. The people I went to school...
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Independence Days

Written by: | July 6, 2012

As my children are getting older and more independent, I cannot help but think back to those first days I was brave enough to venture out of the house to my very first moms’ Bible study group. I was tired. No, I was EXHAUSTED! And I was overwhelmed with...
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My Husband as a Father—and a Gift

Written by: | June 22, 2012

“I promise to always try to remember that you are God’s gift to me.” That was the last line of the vows my husband and I made to each other when we married. And, fortunately, I still do see him as a gift… a gift to me and a...
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Exploring His Wonder this Summer

Written by: | May 16, 2012

What is your family doing this summer? Do you have plans to launch or complete a project? Will you go on a trip or two near or far away from your home? Will you stay up later, sleep in longer and relax? Is there a mission trip on the...
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The Holiday May Be Over…but Easter Sunday Lives On!

Written by: | April 27, 2012

Easter Sunday may be long gone this year, but before we turn the calendar and launch into May… and also throw away what might be left of the candy from the Easter baskets, let’s stop for a minute and remember just what Easter is all about. If you are...
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5 Simple Ways to Show Love as Family

Written by: | February 7, 2012

February is the month of love, so why not use this chance to show love as a family to others? Here are a few simple things you can do which will have a lasting impact, both on those to whom you are showing love and on your children who...
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A New Year with New Goals

Written by: | January 23, 2012

Are you a new year’s resolution-maker? Or perhaps you prefer to approach the new year with new goals, as opposed to calling them resolutions. Either way, a new year is another great way for a fresh start. But new year’s resolutions can also be so intimidating. And what happens...
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He Already Made It Special

Written by: | December 13, 2011

Wow! Another year has flown by and us here we are again, preparing to celebrate the birth of our Savior. In my house that means coordinating lots of dates on the calendar for parties, musicals, and worship services, decorating the house, baking, meals with extended family, shopping, wrapping, sharing,...
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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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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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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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Get in the Word

Written by: | August 11, 2011

10 years ago I became a mom and I am still trying to get the hang of it. It seems that once I begin to understand one stage, it is time to move onto the next and I have to start learning again from scratch. And every time I...
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