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23
Oct
2014
mommy guilt

{originally published in 2012}   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)! […]

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spirited children

{archive from 2012} 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 […]

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09
Sep
2014
cinderellafeaturedimage

{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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15
Aug
2014

On the Job Training

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on the job training, stay at home mom, grace based parenting

I think I could make a pretty good case for hiring a woman who has been a Mom for just about any job out there.   When I hear about an interviewer who says to a Mom “I see that you’ve been out of the work force raising your children for the past 15 years. […]

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24, Jack Bauer, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

  Things crashed, plans blew up and chaos ensued. I felt like we were on an episode of “24“. Unfortunately, it was just the first morning of our family vacation.   There were long, urgent instructions that had to be carried out in detail from memory. (no cow’s milk, no gluten, no sugar). No fun! […]

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five minutes for coffee

After ten years of being a working mom,  God opened the door for me to fulfill my dream of staying home with my babies. My head was filled with visions of morning cups of coffee while children sat contently watching Sesame Street.  My home was going to be tidy and welcoming and we would have […]

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Potty Training, Darcy kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

I’ve always thought there should be an exemption clause for some of the stickier parts of parenting that goes into effect when you become a grandparent. For instance:   Getting up in the middle of the night Explaining body parts Heavy discipline on a regular basis Teaching them to drive And Potty Training   The […]

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25
Apr
2014
no war chores, Michelle Hutchison, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, teaching kids responsibility, earning allowance

  It’s spring cleaning time again and this year, I decided it was time to enlist the help of my children in getting it done.  I know what you’re thinking-   “You asked your pre-school and toddler aged children to help you clean?”   Yep, I know it sounds crazy but I have good news- […]

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Weary Mom, Grace Based parenting, Stacy Edwards, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters

  It’s a  whispered plea for energy as a baby cries in the middle of the night.  It’s the weary body in need of an extra dose of grace to make it through the midnight hours. It’s a request to reveal the significance of the seemingly insignificant.  It’s a need to see the purpose behind […]

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12
Mar
2014
Do you know the dance steps, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Raising a son with special needs (age 32) has allowed us to work together on a lot of different levels and on different issues. So when our daughter and son-in-law, who were living with us, went to the hospital to deliver their second child, we went into our dance! We’d just gotten back from seeing […]

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