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How to Deal with Bullying: My son’s story

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While there are many rights of passage for a child – learning to walk, losing a tooth, breaking a bone – I’m not sure if any strikes as much fear in a mom as letting their child ride the bus for the first time. Since my kids went to private school until this year, riding the bus was never an ... Read More »

3 Easy No-Sew Costume Ideas

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On Talk of the Town today, I shared 3 easy no-sew costume ideas that anyone can make use of in time for this Halloween, or even anytime your kids need a costume, whether for a school event or just dress up at home! 3 Easy No-Sew Costume Ideas Look in your closet Find clothes you or your kids already have ... Read More »

The #1 Thing I Learned as a Football Mom

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I promise, I really intend to tell you the number one thing I learned as a football mom (this isn’t a stalling technique), but I do feel morally obligated to confess one very important fact to you: I have only been a football mom for about an hour. It’s true. My eight-year-old son just started playing flag football through the ... Read More »

Kids’ Mentors: Who will they turn to?

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At my mentor’s 60th birthday party a couple years ago, her husband asked the small group of her close friends gathered around her in their living room to go around the circle and say something memorable about her. Most were her peers, so my husband and I gleaned a lot of wisdom from those precious moments they shared, but one ... Read More »

Our Kids Bedtime Routine & Prayer

Kids Bedtime Routine

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books while I was pregnant. However, ... Read More »

If your friends… {Peer Pressure}

Peer Pressure don't fit in

My monthly post for FaithGateway.com is LIVE today focusing on peer pressure, and I wanted to share a piece of it with you here: I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped ... Read More »

The Daily Dash: April 17, 2014 feat. FamilyLife Resurrection Eggs

FamilyLife resurrection eggs

On today’s episode of The Daily Dash, I featured the 20th Anniversary Edition of FamilyLife’s Resurrection Eggs: While I’ve known about Resurrection Eggs for years, I’ve never incorporated them into our family’s Easter routine until now! While I wish I would have started earlier in the days leading up to Good Friday, our travel plans simply didn’t allow it this ... Read More »

What Goes Unnoticed…

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I’ll be the first to admit; I’m not a stellar homemaker. But I should get an A for effort. Perhaps if I spent as much time cleaning as I do inventing ways to clean (not to mention spreadsheets & systems for keeping track of cleaning), my home would be better off. But alas, such is not the case. Yet something ... Read More »

Sibling Love: #SiblingLove Twitter Party on 2/25

Sibling Love Twitter Party

The topic of love is not a new one for February, but how much thought do you give you sibling love? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I essentially grew up as an only child; I have three half brothers, but they were all out of the house by the time I was two. So when it comes ... Read More »

Do You Make Time for Kid Dates?

Do you make time for kid dates

Do you make time for kid dates? You know what I mean right? I’m talking one-on-one time with just you and one of your kids doing something THEY want to do, not just taking them along with you on an errand somewhere. The funny thing is, when you take the time to study your children and then intentionally invest in ... Read More »