The Real Outrage of ‘Not-So’ Brotherly Love

Oddly enough on the heels of my blog last week, titled 5 Simple Strategies to Strengthen Sibling Bonds, the big news in parenting this week is the poem that was published in a children’s poetry book titled Brotherly Love. Now one might think that they would have similar content. However, unlike my blog with suggestions on encouraging sibling’s connections, this …

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sibling bonds

5 Simple Strategies To Strengthen Sibling Bonds

Hands down, one of my favorite things in parenting is watching my kids interact. Seeing them share with one another, laugh together, and love each other is heartwarming. But I must also admit that some of the biggest challenges in parenting can relate to the way watch our children interact! So how can we maximize those moments of peace, joy, …

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10 Things to Avoid In the Tough Seasons of Parenting (part 2 of this series)

Are you stuck in a tough season of parenting? Sometimes seasons of parenting are harder than others. Whether this season is hard because of health concerns, financial strain, difficult circumstances affecting your family, experiencing heartache or loss, or just the stresses of ages and stages and all that come with it—you may feel like you won’t make it through.    …

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Tough Seasons in Parenting

Tough Seasons in Parenting

Are you stuck in a tough season of parenting? Do you keep finding the pitfalls but need something to get you through? I understand. Sometimes seasons of parenting are harder than others. Whether this season is hard because of health concerns, financial strain, difficult circumstances affecting your family, experiencing heartache or loss, or just the stresses of ages and stages …

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Spring Personalities

Springtime and Personalities-Finding Beauty in Variety

Little sprouts of green are starting to protrude from the ground. Tiny buds begin appearing on bushes. And small little flecks of spring start emerging. It’s a welcome sight, especially if you feel as though you just survived an unending winter! You are probably seeing some of these same signs of spring starting to appear. What can springtime teach us …

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faith focused Easter

Special Ways to Celebrate a Fun and Faith-Focused Easter

It’s that time of year when the bright spring colors, cute Easter decorations, and delicious Peeps dance in the aisles of stores everywhere. The colors are inviting after a drab winter full of dull colors. And we can’t help but be drawn in to the idea of new life and spring delight. But as we are surrounded with chicks, bunnies, …

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Simplest ways to make the best family meetings

The Simplest Ways to Make the Best Family Meetings

So Many Things to Do Many demands are put on families these days. Amidst the numerous activities, commitments, and obligations, families still desire to connect and interact in meaningful ways. We can end up feeling like ships passing in the night unless we make purposeful decisions about what we do, where we go, and what we commit to. So how …

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Kids who need extra

The Big Challenge of Raising Kids Who Need Extra—

Our Journey with SPD and ADHD From the time I was a little girl, I played baby dolls like a champ. I mothered them with the greatest of ease and never tired of burping, changing, rocking, dressing, feeding, and talking to my sweet babies. With great happiness, I was a mother to many. I knew exactly what they needed, and …

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Re-energized, Refocused & Refreshed!

What does a refreshed Mom look like? Well take a look around and you just might find a mom that was impacted by last week’s Five Days to A Refreshed Mom Challenge. What a joy it was to share my week with incredible moms, eager to be the best they can be! We covered a ton of information, gained new …

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5 days to a refreshed mom Facebook Challenge

5 Days To A Refreshed Mom Challenge February 17-22, 2019

  This Year’s Challenge Have you ever gone to bed at night and just thought, I wish there was more to this mothering thing than just surviving! Sometimes “just getting by” robs us of experiencing life and joy. We try to keep afloat. We attempt to make it. We do our best to keep going. But in the process, we …

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The Surprising Power of A Love Language

Love Love. The simple word can mean so much. It may refer to positive and strong emotional or mental states that can range from the most simple (loving a favorite food, such as Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs) to a deep personal affection that results in a true bond (such as motherly love…like the first moment you lay eyes …

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secrets to laughing your way to a better marriage

Secrets to Laughing Your Way to A Better Marriage

  Marriage is hard. It just is. Two separate individuals joining forces to think together, present in unity, and carry out a life in some sense of solidarity despite the challenges of life, parenting, finances and more. And not only are there two individuals, but two separate personalities, value systems, experiences, knowledge, and so much more. So with all these …

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Benefits of Mentoring

Discover the Hidden Benefits of A Mentoring Relationship Now

More than Advice Have you ever felt like you needed to hear the words, “You can do it.” Or perhaps you longed to hear just a bit of assurance that, “I have experienced something similar, and it will be ok.” Perhaps you’ve looked around and seen others where you once were and longed to tell them, “It will get better.” …

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Child's Spiritual Growth

5 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Spiritual Development

“Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God’s eyes.”—Eberhard Arnold The most important job as a parent is helping direct our child’s heart toward God and the awareness of His love for them. From the very beginning, even in the infant and toddler ages, we are helping establish a foundation for their spiritual development. …

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5 Ways To Make Valentines A Family Affair

Five Fun Ideas to Make Valentine’s Day a Family Affair

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here! Is your stomach fluttering instead of your heart thinking about Valentine’s Day, seeing all the decorations and candy boxes lining the shelves of every store? I can’t count all the people I’ve heard over the years say, “I’m just not a real fan of Valentine’s day. It has never been a fun holiday.” I can …

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