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28
Aug
2014
facebook, parenting, social media

{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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big deal, parenting, cindi ferrini, grace based parenting

  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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25
Aug
2014

Paradise Lost and Found

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Sonia Cleverly, Paradise Lost and Found, Parenting

  Twenty-five years ago I had a plan to change the world.   It began unfolding in the middle of a spectacular course (you may have to trust me on this) devoted solely to John Milton’s magnum opus, “Paradise Lost.”  I suddenly knew I had to be a literature major.   Only moments after this […]

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14
Aug
2014
When God is All You've Got

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need God until God is all that you’ve got. Case in point: I was speaking to a bunch of teenagers at a summer camp on the subject of maintaining moral purity in their dating lives. We had discussed how to avoid temptation and the importance of being willing […]

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08
Aug
2014

Love, Mom

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love, mom

Dearest Little One, There are some things that I think you need to know. I had dreams for you when you were only a flutter in my womb. I loved you long before I knew that you would have those beautiful dimples and that infectious giggle. I prayed for you having never laid eyes on you. […]

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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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04
Aug
2014

God in Our Wilderness

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Sonia Cleverly, Boy Scouts of America, Gay, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  I literally sent my son into the wilderness the day before yesterday.  The wilderness.  Where the bears live.  In a foreign country.  He’s spending a week canoeing the Canadian Boundary Waters (yes, Canada still counts as a foreign country). He’ll paddle for several miles, get out and haul the canoe to another lake, and […]

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01
Aug
2014

Quantum Time

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Father's Day, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, DIY

  As far as I can tell, quantum physics means that matter obeys different sets of contradictory laws all at the same time. Or, it means that the more accurately you measure one property of matter, the less accurately you will measure another.   Or something. I think.   In my defense, physicists can’t even […]

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30
Jul
2014

Yell to Protect :: Teach to Correct

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Yell to Protect, Jason Wood, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  I scared my child white and I did not regret it, then or now.  I’ve never yelled so loudly, so forcefully, with so much passion, sincerity, seriousness, and fear at anyone before, let alone a six-year old.   While vacationing at the beach, my son found a toy, a small piece of driftwood he […]

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