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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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12
Feb
2014

Days of our Lives

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  As of this moment sitting at my computer, my husband and I have 839 days left with our oldest child.  It sounds a bit fatalistic I know, but an 18 year old is an adult, right?  So, my “child” will be no more in that span of time.  The daily details might look similar, […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  “The good news is that God is with us. It’s more than a cliché. It’s a reality, it’s true, and it’s going to remain true whether we acknowledge it or not. If we want to appropriate His power, we must be willing to exercise faith. And that takes courage. To be honest with you, I’ve come to a conclusion […]

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19
Dec
2013

Pain with a Purpose

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Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

Today we are reasonably certain our son will discover he did not make the school soccer team.  Today he will have to stand in front of his classmates and look at a list for his name that will most likely not be there.  Today will be the first time he will truly experience rejection – […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

    Courage isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something we acquire through a careful plan and process. It’s easier to pass down from our practice than it is from our pulpit. If we want it in ourselves and want to give it to our children, we must understand what it requires. Courage is faith in action. It’s conviction covered […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

        You sense it already. Your kids need courage, or frankly, they may not make it. Without a plan, neither will you. Home Grown Heroes provides practical principles for raising courageous kids. Pick up your copy of “Home Grown Heroes” today and start preparing your children for the future.    

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