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As a mom of two teenage daughters, I’m aware of the fact that my kids are becoming adults and that before I know it, I’m going to help launch them into adult life. That reality often has me worried. Have I taught them everything they need to know to survive in the adult world? Are […]

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08
Nov
2019
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I love the crisp fall weather, the Macy’s parade, the food and the family time. It’s one of the few American holidays that isn’t completely commercialized (at least not yet.) Creating traditions can help make Thanksgiving meaningful for our kids. Here are a few ideas: […]

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02
Oct
2019

Have you ever had technical issues with your computer and contacted tech support only to have them ask you: “Did you try restarting your computer?” Of course you’ve heard them say that! It’s Tech Support 101. When in doubt, reboot. When nothing else is working, reboot. When you can’t even identify the problem, reboot. Restarting […]

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Technology is now an integral part of our lives and relationships. And while many parents rightly worry about the negative effects of technology in our kids’ lives and our society as a whole, I think it’s also important to acknowledge how it can be a force for good. With that in mind, I polled the […]

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Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of Sundays getting ready for church in a hotel. When you’re called to be a circuit rider preacher, it simply goes with the territory. This has put me in a position to observe a phenomenon that was picking up momentum in the early 1990’s but has reached critical […]

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31
Jul
2019

Back to school season is upon us and it can feel like the list of impossible tasks is mounting. For most of us, the last thing we have energy for is establishing back to school traditions, but I am here to testify to the fact that even small traditions pay big dividends when it comes […]

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26
Jul
2019

It’s the end of July, and all I can say is yikes. If you’re anything like me, you started the summer with a rosy-eyed optimism that included summer reading goals, family movie nights, pool parties, and daily chore charts for the kids to keep the house in ship shape! We went to the beach for […]

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Having a son with special needs and two daughters who developed typically (the jury is still out on this one!) we have plenty of memories of early growing up years of travel and vacations! The honest summary would be this: some travel was not pleasant. Some travel was really hard but we are not going […]

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26
Jun
2019
Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

I’m a planner. I think by the time I was sixteen, I’d had the whole trajectory of my life planned out. Go to school, get a job, get married, have kids– anyone else like that? Yeah, I see you… But let’s just say life didn’t exactly go according to plan. I didn’t plan to end […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

I’m about to celebrate my eighth Father’s Day. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem like that many years in comparison to the rest of my life, but on the other hand, it’s been long enough to where I can’t remember my life not being a father. There are still times when I’ll be looking […]

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