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50 Ways To Celebrate Your Children

Being a parent is a rigorous balance of time, energy, and love. Whether you have one, two, or even…ten children to celebrate life with, we are all parenting with everything we have and sometimes feel as if we need…

7 Things Your Children Need To Hear You Say

Words. Often overlooked, and somewhat underrated. Speaking (simple) words to our children’s heart can life-giving and affirming.  Speak to their hearts, from the depths of your own. Our children cannot read our minds.  It is time to speak up.…

I Wish That I Could Protect You From… (Life)

Dear Child of Mine It is hard to tell you this.  I do not really have all of the answers you may seek as you grow up. I want you to remember that I wish I could protect you…

Dear Children, I Give You Permission To Dream

The border was yellow like the sun, and the words were in a fancy font, “Spread The Sunshine.”  Scattered polaroids were tacked around the middle with arrows pointing to those I would pray for next. While other teenagers were…

The Unspoken-It’s In The Little Things (repost)

My legs were so stiff from trying my new exercise video,, but I knew that this walk at the park in the morning hours would help stretch the muscles that seemed so tightly bound.  Three laps I promised myself.…

Progressive Parenting – Get Out Of The Comfy Chair

What DO we do when an older child, who has been trained in our home, requires some “correction?” We didn’t send her to the corner.  And we didn’t send her to her room.  In fact, we didn’t really do…

What Does Your Wall Look Like?

A newly painted wall does not hold its beauty for a very long time in this home. Fingerprints and scratches, fresh handwritten names in capital letters from the kindergartener births the recognition that a family lives within these walls.…

The Get-Down And Get-Real Women In Your Life

Wouldn’t it just beat all if…someone came to your home to just sit, help, or listen. They didn’t need any thing or come with a schedule.  They just were there.  For you. Right smack dab in the middle of…

Fumbling and Floundering

Almost all of my God moments – are when I am fumbling and floundering.  It is not a pretty sight.  In many ways. I have been parenting for 21 years, and I am so far from getting it right.…