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30
Oct
2013
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

Sibling Rivalry! Just the phrase has us grinding our teeth and looking for someone to throttle. How many times has a road trip or a meal been ruined by the squabbling that goes on between your children? Just once you wish those children would act like the angels you thought they were when they were […]

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11
Oct
2013

Sibling Rivalry: Part One

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Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

Sibling Rivalry!! It is one of the bummers of parenting that makes sterilization sound like a good idea at times. In the hundreds of thousands of parents that we have come in contact with over the years, sibling rivalry is always a hot topic and one that makes parents plea for solutions. As parents, we […]

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Open Mouth Insert Foot, The Power of Words, Love Darcy, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting

  Has God ever illustrated a spiritual principle to you through your children? I think that’s one of the reasons He loans those kids to us. Maybe that’s why He gave Tim and me four – we needed to learn a lot of lessons. Kids are one of God’s visual aids in our lives and […]

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16
Aug
2013

A Baby Changes Everything

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A Baby Changes Everything, Darcy Kimmel, Love Darcy, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If you’re a parent, you know exactly what I mean when I say, “A baby changes everything”. For those who have yet to enter into the world of parenting, no amount of explanation or illustration could ever do justice to this statement. It’s one of those things that has to be experienced first hand […]

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17
Jul
2013
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We know that this series is called Ask Tim, but sometimes it’s his wife Darcy that is the best person to answer certain questions. This Ask Tim post is an answer given by Darcy Kimmel. Q. I have 3 wonderful children, 2 are adults and one is in his late teens. We are about to […]

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Baby Boomerangers, Love Darcy, Darcy Kimmel, Extreme Grandparenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  He’s probably the last one of our kids that we expected to move back home again. He’s the one who had a full ride to any Arizona University, but decided he wanted to explore his inner Texan and headed off to Texas A&M to kickoff a 10 year adventure in the Lone Star State. […]

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14
Jun
2013
Moms want to kiss away the hurt, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Mother, Parenting, Firefighter

It doesn’t matter what age our child is, there are times when us Moms want to waive a magic wand and make it all better for them. There are the usual potholes of life that our kids have to deal with – hurt feelings, last choice for the team, overlooked for the part, break ups […]

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24
May
2013
Successful Family Vacations

Some families’ idea of a successful vacation is when everyone is still speaking to each other when they pull into the driveway. Or maybe it’s when Dad only got lost twice and Mom didn’t yell at him. In my own experience, those would be big scores on the report card of vacations. But I’d like […]

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12
Apr
2013
Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Disneyland, Minnie Mouse

One of the many cool things about being a grandparent is that you get to relive some of the more exciting parts of parenting. Tim and I recently took our two granddaughters to Disneyland for a few days. This was their Christmas gift from us and we decided to take them during their spring break. […]

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22
Mar
2013
Easter, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Luke 19:38 As Easter approaches, we are coming to a most holy time of year. If Christmas is the bow and wrappings of our faith then Easter is what’s inside the package. Somehow though, Easter doesn’t get the same billing as Christmas. Yes, […]

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