Five Important Things Every Mom Needs Now

Whether you started into motherhood by plan or by surprise, it undoubtedly changed your life. While the majority of those changes are welcome and even delightful, there have probably been others that were unexpected or difficult. Regardless, there are some key things that every mom needs in this journey of motherhood that helps navigate the course with some fun and …

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Keeping A Clear Perspective in Motherhood

Be clear Speak clear Steer clear Keeping A Clear Perspective in Motherhood How many times have you heard mothering highly esteemed in the media? Women may be asked if they are “giving up a career” to pursue motherhood. Or perhaps there are comments made about how mothering is impacting a woman in the spotlight. But truly, when was the last …

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positive communication

Five Keys to Creating Positive Communication With Your Child

Communicating is one of the simplest ways we interact with our family members each day. Yet for some reason, it can be one of the toughest to keep positive. It takes some careful focus and specific choices to keep things in a healthy and happy place. Parents, and especially moms, are key to setting the tone. So let’s talk about …

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A tribute to Moms on Mothers Day

A Tribute to Moms for Mother’s Day

This week we pause to celebrate Moms. Being a mom is both the most blessed and most challenging role I can imagine. And while I dreamed of being a mom since I was just a little girl, I have to admit that not every day has been just as I dreamed. The days I gave birth to each of my …

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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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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 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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Best of 2018 Parenting Resources

Best of 2018 Parenting Resources

A Fresh Look Hooray!! A year behind us and a new year ahead! Ever feel like you just need someone in your parenting corner? I understand! I sometimes feel the same way! Parenting is both one of the biggest challenges and greatest joys in life. And at times we need resources, practical tools, fresh information, and pure inspiration to keep …

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A new look at the Three Kings' gifts and how we can give to God

A New Look at the Three Kings’ Gifts and What We Can Give to God

Three Kings Day Have you ever heard of Three Kings Day? This year, I wanted to pause and share some meaningful things I’ve learned over the years about the gifts of the Magi and their symbolic meanings. I thought this would be a great time as we celebrate Three Kings Day (even if it’s a totally new idea), start a …

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