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character building tips for toddlers

Let’s be honest with one another for a moment. Do you have a plan for building your children’s character? I’m serious… do you?! Personally, I consider myself fortunate when my children go to bed well fed, bathed and without having thrown >5 tantrums in a day.  Now being intentional in building character in my children? […]

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spirited children

Upon taking her first breath, my little Nora was ALL energy.  Even at the age of 3 months, I can remember laying Nora under her playmat where she would spend the next 5-10 minutes moving every single part of her body 100 miles an hour, as if she was training to run an Olympic marathon […]

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25
Apr
2012
mommy guilt

Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling some (if not all) of the following statements throughout the course of a normal {mommy} day? “I’m just not doing enough.” “If only I could be like __________.” “What if __________?” “(Insert your child’s name) isn’t like (insert a friend’s child’s name)! Is it because of something […]

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23
Mar
2012
reflectionsofanewmom

After the birth of our youngest, Elsie, our church changed their Parent-Child dedication requirements. The principle behind the parent-child dedication was the same as it’s always been – a time for parents to publicly commit themselves to raise their children to know God and establish a personal relationship with Christ. However, the expectations were different […]

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reflectionsofanewmom

The Good Mom vs Bad Mom battle in my mind is much like a heated Wimbledon match these days.  Can you relate? I wake up before my children to take a shower, have a warm cup of coffee and spend some time in the Word – Good Mom. Rather than interacting with my girls the […]

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28
Dec
2011
siri

I recently entered into the 21st century and bought an iPhone. Gasp. I know!  5ish years behind.  Better late than never, right?! (at least that’s what I keep telling myself) Luckily along with my iPhone 4S came a lovely lady named Siri. For those who have yet to meet Siri, let me tell you a […]

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nora

One of the things I love to do is to imagine what kind of adults my children will be when they grow up. What profession will they choose?  What kind of friends will they surround themselves with?  Or, what will their hobbies be? After reading Darcy’s blog post, Play is a Child’s Work, I’ve been […]

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shoesoff

I remember growing up, there were homes where you took your shoes off at the front door .  It wasn’t up for debate… you just did it. Now, fast-forward 20 years.  My husband and I were enjoying dinner one evening and having “the discussion” about whether or not we were a shoes off or shoes […]

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23
Sep
2011

Brave Sunglasses

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sunglasses

This past Wednesday was my daughter’s sixth swim lesson and it started just like the other five had – with LOTS of tears.  I’m talking as soon as we pulled into the driveway they started falling.  And falling…and falling…and falling. You see over the past few months, since turning two, Nora has started to use […]

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