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boytalkingonphone

Now, don’t try to tell me you’ve never had this thought because I know you have. Depositing your sticky, squirmy, screaming sweetheart in seat 10B while you continue on to seat 27D. Believe me if we could get away with it, all of us would have considered this option. Travelling with kids not only tests […]

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19
Feb
2014

A Parent’s Checklist

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, A Parent's Checklist

What is it about a child’s wedding that gives us parents a sense that we can put a big check mark on our subconscious parental check list? Yes, we’ve been checking off these items since they were born. √  Sleep through the night √  Potty trained √  Dress themselves √  Ride a bike √  Make […]

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FDay17

Faith And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6   Faith is a big part of marriage. Not necessarily faith in oneself or faith in our mate, but faith in the One […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse, Family Matters, Love

Love “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13   I’ve often wondered why the Holy Spirit directed Paul to highlight love over these two other stellar character traits. I have a feeling it has something to do with the high cost of the […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

They’re probably not some of the most popular emails that I compose all year, but they are necessary and they are expected by the recipients. What am I talking about? The dreaded “family photo” emails. In the interest of full disclosure, these emails are sent to everyone involved so that no one can feign ignorance […]

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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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