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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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Family matters, Fourth of July, Grace based parenting, Pinterest

We may have gone a little overboard this year, but we just loved everything red, white and blue on Pinterest! Next weekend is one of our country’s biggest patriotic celebrations which means time off of work, fun outside, fireworks and good eats!   Snap, Crackle and Pop your way over to Pinterest and visit both […]

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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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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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lovedarcy

We go through a lot of feather dusters at our house. Our current one is made of brightly colored yellow, green, purple, and pink feathers. On Saturday mornings it looks like a flock of parrots flew through our family room. Dusting duty with a fun feather duster is one of the more coveted Saturday chores […]

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12
Jun
2015
FATHER'S DAY, GRACE BASED PARENTING, PINTEREST

Father’s Day is coming up and we thought it would be nice to share some crafty ideas with you! Our Pinterest board “Let’s Get Crafty” has fun new additions for you to look at for some Father’s Day Inspiration!   Here are some of the fun ideas we pinned!   How about making a frame […]

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11
Jun
2015

A Mom, A Boy & An Airliner

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mom and boy

Mothers who exhibit extreme patience fill me with a strong desire to applaud them and even give them a big o bear hug – I want them to know they are my heroes. I recently was traveling on an airplane and upon nestling into my small seat and awaiting take off I could hear in […]

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10
Jun
2015

Gospel-Positive Correction

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Grace Based Parenting

  When your child sins, can you correct him in a positive manner? Can you rebuke his actions in a way that  affirms him in Christ?   Of course, there is nothing fun about disciplining and correcting our children. But we can use it as a tool to communicate God’s truth, and even to encourage […]

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