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Grandparenting…. Don’t get me started. If you’ve already entered the holy of holies of grandparenthood, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, there are no words to describe how wonderful this new role is. Suffice it to say that grandparenting is our reward for not selling our own children on e-bay! (I know […]

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lovedarcy

It was one of those rare times when I got to pick Lydia, our grand daughter, up from school. You talk about a boost to the ego! She squealed my name, gave me a huge hug and handed me her lunch box stuffed full of papers and projects. As I strapped her into her booster […]

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Darcy Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Many years ago, we had a consultant come to help us do some strategic planning at Family Matters. As he walked us through some next steps and big picture tactics, he also taught us a great lesson on keeping our priorities straight. In fact, he drove his point home with a great illustration.   He […]

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30
Jun
2015

Holy #@!&x*

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lovedarcy

When you’ve lived a few decades like I have, you’ve been around long enough to see trends in our culture. Some of these new leanings are really cool like dads changing more diapers and moms letting them. But some of these developments are a bit disturbing like reality shows that have nothing to do with […]

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25
Jun
2015
Grandparenting, Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Summer provides some extra time to connect with your grandchildren. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend extra time with those that are near and extra efforts with those that are far away. Here are a few summer time suggestions for fun with your grandkids: Commit to reading a chapter book together. Discuss it over […]

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lovedarcy

We go through a lot of feather dusters at our house. Our current one is made of brightly colored yellow, green, purple, and pink feathers. On Saturday mornings it looks like a flock of parrots flew through our family room. Dusting duty with a fun feather duster is one of the more coveted Saturday chores […]

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01
Jun
2015

Summer Family Traditions

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summer family traditions

Traditions are one of the ways to build a secure love into your child’s heart. Summertime is a great opportunity to establish some family favorites when it comes to traditions. Here are some of our suggestions. Establish a movie night and take turns picking your favorites. Try a new recipe once a week with the […]

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29
May
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

Friday is movie day with our grand daughters this summer. One of the local theater chains has a “Summer Movie” program and, for less than a dollar a movie, you can see ten fun, kid friendly movies throughout the summer. Whether the girls have seen the movie or not, it is still a great time […]

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02
Apr
2015

A Favorite Easter Hymn

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Easter Sunday, Easter Hymn, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Our oldest daughter came out of the womb singing and fortunately, she could carry a tune. When she was a little girl, she would quickly pick up on the songs of the season and wear them out by the time the next holiday rolled around. One of her favorite Easter songs was called “Low in […]

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31DOP_Day28

DAY 28 : MISSION “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 {ESV} “What is my mission in life going to be?” This is one of three big questions that every parent has the privilege of helping their child […]

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