lovedarcy

It was one of those rare times when I got to pick Lydia, our grand daughter, up from school. You talk about a boost to the ego! She squealed my name, gave me a huge hug and handed me her lunch box stuffed full of papers and projects. As I strapped her into her booster […]

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15
Jul
2015
fearless

Fearless is a series about women living fearless lives. The words fearless and courageous are used interchangeably, however I like the word “fearless” more. I’m not sure why, I just do.  A shortcoming of the word “fearless” is that it tends to communicate a lack of fear. So, what do I mean by it? To that, […]

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14
Jul
2015

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

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kidhavingfun

I live in a world where I am constantly thinking, dreaming, and trying to crank out content to help parents be the best parents on the face of the planet. I love teaching mom and dad how to invest in their kids, earn respect, talk about sex, guard their kid’s heart, protect them on Facebook, […]

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13
Jul
2015

And That’s OK

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Live

  I still have Easter decorations waiting to be put away…and that’s ok. I haven’t unpacked the last four boxes from when we moved in over a year ago…and that’s ok. There are projects yet to be sewn or glued together…and that’s ok. I haven’t lost those pesky last 5 pounds…and that’s ok. Most likely […]

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10
Jul
2015

How to Lose a Pet

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How to lose a pet, family matters, grace based parenting

  Early this year, our family had to make one of the toughest choices we’ve faced in a while. We had to choose to lose our dog. I know what you’re thinking…no, we didn’t leave him on someone’s doorstep or drive him out to the country. He was always more than capable of getting lost […]

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09
Jul
2015
Grace Feature Image

The above file has been designed to be printed in an 8×10 format. What you do with the images is really up to you.  Pin it.  Print it.  Frame it.  Hang it.  Memorize it.  Save it to use as your phone’s wallpaper.  The options are endless. Enjoy.

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08
Jul
2015

Filter Wanted

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Grace Based Parenting

I wish I could FILTER my thoughts, words and life like….my son does.   My thoughts and words aren’t always pretty. I wish they were. They often come pouring from my mind through my mouth like a coffee maker without a filter. (Sipping on coffee grounds is simply unpleasant!) I’ve improved over time and I […]

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daughters

Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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Darcy Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Many years ago, we had a consultant come to help us do some strategic planning at Family Matters. As he walked us through some next steps and big picture tactics, he also taught us a great lesson on keeping our priorities straight. In fact, he drove his point home with a great illustration.   He […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

  I can be pretty rough as a parent. I could blame it on my childhood, learning to be tough as I played with boys older and bigger than me. I could blame it on a lack of examples of men who themselves were able to show emotions appropriately. But I know that I am […]

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