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Family Matters, Teenagers, teens, Parenting

  Your children have been absorbing truths about Jesus. Through your family devotions, Bible storybooks, and your church’s children’s ministry programming, your child has soaked up theology, and he can give good answers to your questions about the Bible, God, Jesus, and the church. Don’t underestimate the value in the teaching of facts. The classical […]

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09
Sep
2014
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{archive from 2013} And no, that was not a good thing….   Kristina, our second born was healthy, smart, helpful, and compliant. She was often there to help our son Joey (3 years older than her) when he needed his shoes tied, face washed, or teeth brushed. The problem was – she was somewhere around […]

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08
Sep
2014
life event checklist, grace based parenting, Family Matters, Bledsoe, Tim Kimmel

  It’s called a Life Event Checklist.   It includes milestones like marriage, birth of a child, that same child starting college, divorce, and losing a job.  Insurance companies, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and financial advisors use these lists in risk assessment. That’s because Life Events—the good and the bad ones—are loaded with […]

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05
Sep
2014

4 Ways to NOT be a Jerk Mom

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parenting, Grace based parenting, family matters

  If you’re anything like me, you might have started your kids’ summer break with visions of vacations and day camps dancing in your head. It all seemed so full of promise- weeks full of lazy mornings and impromptu adventures. But then…   “Get upstairs and get your clothes on, NOW!”   Uh yeah, that […]

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03
Sep
2014

Follow the Leader

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follow the leader, follow me, sonia cleverly, grace based parenting, family matters

  We are bird watchers and bird lovers in my family, grateful to live in an area where there is often a nest of baby somethings in one of our trees or landscape bushes – mourning doves, Gambel’s quail, even great horned owls.   We absolutely delight in them!  The internet has been great fodder for […]

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02
Sep
2014

Body Image After Baby

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{an archive from 2011} The closet is staring at me and I am staring back.  We have been standing like this for a few minutes now.  The closet is passive and silent and I am feeling the anger in my blood rise.  I think the closet mocks me.  “None of my contents will fit you […]

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29
Aug
2014

Flip the Boat

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Grace Based Parenting, Jason Wood, Fear Based Parenting, parenting

One of the regrets I carry with me is that I didn’t flip the boat. You may think I’m crazy, but let me paint the picture.   I joined the sailing team for one season in college, my senior year. New England, fall, sailboats. It didn’t get much better. I loved sailing.  The only problem […]

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28
Aug
2014
Family Matters, Teenagers, teens, Parenting

{archived from 2011} Can you imagine your child being expelled from school at age 10? How about your daughter having her first mug shot taken at age 11? What about your son standing before a judge on cyber bullying charges at age 12? This is the reality of kids from real-town America who posted something […]

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27
Aug
2014

Big Deal!

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  Our 33 year old son (Joey) can do a lot of things for himself, but not enough to be on his own. He needs a lot of help with everyday things like self care, toileting, showering, direction, staying on task, meals, etc. Often he gets “into some groove” making it hard for us to […]

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26
Aug
2014

Developing Healthy Body Image

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{archive from 2011} As parents, and especially as Moms, we are champion protectors.  Like a Mama Bird guarding her eggs, we protect our little chicks day in and day out.  We heed recall warnings, rid our homes of BPA laced sippy cups, follow the data on how often and where our babies should sleep – […]

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