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31
Aug
2015
DaysofourLives

  In the last couple of weeks on Facebook I just can’t escape the posts from moms expressing jubilant relief that their kids are finally back in school. I’m not talking about the sweet photos of littles heading  off for the first time.  I’m talking about the elementary school kids, the middle schoolers, and the […]

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28
Aug
2015
Grace Based Parenting

  Parenting is hard. Just being honest…and probably preaching to the choir.   I have five children ranging from college to 2nd grade. I’m a single working mom. I’m tired.   Unfortunately, I’m also fussy, frustrated, easily annoyed, and just not a fun momma a lot of the time. I can think of many day in the past […]

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Body Image, How to talk to your kids about fitness, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Healthy

  I’ve written before about body image and the important role that both fathers and mothers play in helping to form a healthy body image in their children. We have an important responsibility as parents to keep a healthy body image and therefore transfer that healthy body image to our kids. Mostly, how we feel […]

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25
Aug
2015
quit

When your kids graduate High School and head to college, how do you know that you have been successful as a parent? Have you been successful if… Your kids decide to sport a WWJD bracelet at college Your son is awarded a full ride scholarship in wrestling (gotta love those wrestling outfits!!) Your daughter graduates […]

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24
Aug
2015

The Rules

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Grace Based parenting

As my children grew into middle schoolers and gained more freedom and independence I realized that I could never create a “rule” to cover every situation that they would encounter. I also realized that although rules are good to have, they are imposed on us from outside sources. Whether from me, their teachers, their boss, […]

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21
Aug
2015

As the World Goes to Pot

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pot, marijuana, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If things at street level keep proceeding on their present course, we’ll soon be raising our kids in a world that sees smoking pot on par with having a glass of wine with dinner.   When you add to this the fact that …   some of the most popular music videos now leave […]

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20
Aug
2015
ChildInTree

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great thing. Case in point: my need to over-protect and preserve my young son at all costs. Admittedly, this need was born out of concern because […]

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19
Aug
2015

Making Moments Matter

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making moments matter

Our children – it takes time to raise them well.  Not the kind that comes in years.  That kind of time comes all on its own and can be neither hurried nor slowed.  Though we try to contain it, the calendar keeps turning.  The days go slowly and the years go quickly. No, the time […]

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17
Aug
2015

He Likes it BUMPY!

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Lasts

  Honestly, I’d have never guessed my son with special needs would like a bumpy plane ride. For most of us, we clamp our hands around the arm rest exposing our white knuckles trying to act like we’re really reading that book in our other hand and actually comprehending it. Sure, we’re doing just fine! […]

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14
Aug
2015

Dancing on Facebook

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BusyMay

  I lost my first Facebook friend. His name was Max. I’ve had plenty of people I know die over the years, but this is the first time I’ve processed a death through a social networking outlet. When I heard he had died, I wondered what happens to your presence on Facebook? Do you simply […]

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