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Special Family Christmas Traditions Including 3 Meaningful Gifts for Christmas

The short, cooler days of fall are ushering in a time of preparedness for winter. I love this time of slowing down that speaks to my soul as I also prepare for and anticipate the upcoming Christmas Holiday. Family Christmas traditions are already starting to occupy thoughts and calendars. And as much as I try …

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8 Tips to Stay Positive when Raising Teenagers & Facing Teenage Problems

The thought of raising teenagers has historically caused dread and prayers for survival. Many parents have said raising teenagers can take the joy out of parenting. But if we enter our season of raising teenagers armed with wisdom, faith and a good attitude, it can impact our experience as parents and impact the life of …

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15 Positive Parenting Strategies for the Teenage Years

Since becoming a parent, I have been on the lookout for positive parenting tips. Every stage of a child’s life has highs and lows, but the teenage years can be especially challenging. Although the teenage years are unpredictable and hard to grasp, they are an important stage of growth in every person’s life. Finding and …

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5 Helpful Tips for a Simple Christmas that is Fun & Focused on Christ

While listening to my friend explain her simple Christmas traditions, I looked around and felt the spirit of Christmas everywhere. Her home looked, smelled, and felt like Christmas. I was intrigued by her family’s interpretation of how to celebrate the holidays without stress and exhausting busyness. A simple Christmas sounded like a comforting, freeing idea. …

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6 Must Read Christian Parenting Books that can Change your Family

The nurse at the hospital handed me my newborn son and said goodbye and good luck! What the most important job in my life and there are no instructions! Like most new parents, I was terrified we would mess something up…like his life. So I began seeking wisdom by joining groups, reading books on many …

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Teaching Kids How to Develop Strong Character

Teaching kids how to develop strong character is not an easy task for parents. Although most of us would love to be described as a person of strong character, modeling, and teaching character to our kids is a difficult job. Strong character is so important to our family, that we have intentionally focused on how …

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Curiosity in Kids and Why We Should Foster It

As a parent, I used anything and everything to ignite my son’s curiosity. I knew curiosity in kids was a step toward academic or scientific thinking and a lifelong habit of exploring God’s wonder. Oftentimes, people will say a particular child is just naturally curious and others are not. As a parent or teacher, you …

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When Should Parents Let Go of Their Children and Trust God?

When should parents let go of their children? Well, as the mother of 4 children it has been a journey learning to release my children. It has been difficult for me to know when to hold on and when to let go and has required a deep trust in God. But letting go and trusting …

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