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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

  I can be pretty rough as a parent. I could blame it on my childhood, learning to be tough as I played with boys older and bigger than me. I could blame it on a lack of examples of men who themselves were able to show emotions appropriately. But I know that I am […]

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01
Jul
2015
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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29
Jun
2015

At The Top

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Grace based parenting, Family matters, Ivy Weesner

  I would prep all morning; motivated by this great little place that I’d found at the top of a mountain my kids just had to see! We would have a picnic there at the top, under this perfect little tree with a sitting rock and we would revel in the climb we just conquered. […]

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24
Jun
2015

Blessings on the Beach

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Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Here I am sitting on the shore looking at my beautiful children playing in the surf…just loving them so much.  There are moments when I’m overcome with the depth of my love for them. Watching them laugh, play and even help each other in the surf blesses me immeasurably. We needed this time.  This […]

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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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Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Marriage

Do you ever look  at your spouse and feel like you’re miles apart? You love them dearly, obviously, but just feel you need to re-connect? Here’s a Top Ten list of ways that I have learned and used to re-connect with my husband and wanted to share them with you!   Take time to laugh […]

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19
Jun
2015

Love’s Secret Sauce

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Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Loves Secret Sauce, Wedding, marriage

  As far as weddings go, it’s the best seat in the house. If there wasn’t so much responsibility that goes with occupying it, I’d be inclined to grab it more often. I’ve watched couples tie the knot from just about every angle, but for me, the best view of the action is the one […]

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18
Jun
2015
I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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09
Jun
2015
Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Fire and ice. Oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. There are some things in life that just don’t go together.   I can tell you from experience, the same is true of anxiety and faith.   My battle with anxiety has lasted decades (plural). That’s a huge portion of my life when you […]

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04
Jun
2015

Going Somewhere??

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grace based parenting, family matters

Planning a road trip this summer? We’ve got you covered! Before you go, cruise on over to the Family Matters Store for a major library selection of audible books for the road! From “Grace Based Parenting” to “Little House on the Freeway” – you can learn about grace on the go!   Tell us, where […]

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