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09
Oct
2014

I Am a New Mom

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babyfoot

{originally posted in 2012}   I am a new mom. No, I’m not a first time mom, but I am a new mom. When I had my first child, I decided she was a low down, manipulative, selfish brat. If you can imagine, at  3 weeks old she cried when she wanted to eat! The nerve. […]

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29
May
2014

Stop Parenting Within Your Rights

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parenting rights

Here in America, we hold our rights with tightly closed fists. Our rights are what make us angry with politicians and annoyed when someone cuts us off on the freeway. “How dare they infringe on my personal rights of freedom?” “What a jerk! He cut me off! I have a right to get where I […]

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26
Jun
2013

Grace for the Moments

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Grace for the Moments, Julie Masson, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace, Parenting

  It was the end of the fall semester and my husband was in the throes of finals. He went to work, studied and wrote papers. The 4 year old was arguing with her 2 year old brother. Again. The baby was crying. Again. It was time to make supper and all day I had […]

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15
May
2013

Learning from the Experts

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Learning from the Experts, Julie Masson, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, intentional time with kids

  Any parent will tell you there are no true experts in parenting, only people who have learned from their mistakes. In my mind, the only true experts I look to are those who have parented children with Grace, and whose children are older than mine.   We moved overseas when our daughter was just […]

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27
Mar
2013
Positive

Growing up I had it pretty rough. My 3 older brothers both teased and picked on me and even had the nerve to be really protective of me. My parents were worse. My Dad worked hard to provide for our family so he didn’t come home until right before dinner each night. And I do […]

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07
Feb
2013
Family Matters Blog - Julie Masson

As I begin to write this post, I feel like I’m climbing out of a cave from below the earth, pushing open an old rickety door to feel the sunshine on my face. I’ve forgotten about the world out there! The world that I’m talking about is the wonderful world of social media. Last month […]

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no social media

Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy schedule planning ensues amongst all […]

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23
Jul
2012
raising kids for true greatness

If you had the choice between a son who was the most powerful political figure in our nation, or a son who lived in a poor neighborhood working alongside prostitutes and criminals, which would you chose? God chose the latter for His own son. Our Heavenly Father, who is sovereign over all things, sent His […]

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07
May
2012
looking back

Sometimes I wonder if my children have any chance at turning out remotely normal. After a long day of time outs, impatient conversations and more sugar than veggies in their diet, I often feel like I’m damaging my children for life. I long to parent my kids with grace on a daily basis, but struggle […]

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27
Feb
2012

Protecting Our Identity

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identity

Identity theft is a serious issue. I know this because I’ve tried to steal quite a few. You see, when I was in my mother’s womb, God had already decided who I would be and what kind of personal characteristics I would have. He knew what I would be good at, and what I would […]

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