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Grandparenting…. Don’t get me started. If you’ve already entered the holy of holies of grandparenthood, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, there are no words to describe how wonderful this new role is. Suffice it to say that grandparenting is our reward for not selling our own children on e-bay! (I know […]

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25
Jun
2015
Grandparenting, Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Summer provides some extra time to connect with your grandchildren. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend extra time with those that are near and extra efforts with those that are far away. Here are a few summer time suggestions for fun with your grandkids: Commit to reading a chapter book together. Discuss it over […]

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Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Divorce

  “My father is seventy and it’s as though he is reliving adolescence,” the daughter shared. “Last month he purchased a new red convertible sports car, and this week he told my mom he doesn’t want to be married anymore. My siblings and I are in shock. We threw them a big party last year […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

God’s Grace Gives Us Hope in the Midst of Tragedy Family Matters encourages people to allow God’s grace to bring beauty from ashes.   Julie and her husband John first encountered Family Matters at a “Weekend to Remember” event in 2011 and it was there that they purchased copies of the book, Grace Based Parenting, […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Family Matters equips people from all walks of life to engage more relationally in the world around them.   Family Matters first met Terry and Glenda Mason through an inquiry on the Family Matters website.  The message from Terry read:   I have been reading your book on Extreme Grandparenting and am getting very excited […]

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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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14
Apr
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Stepfamily, Laura Petherbridge, The Smart Stepmom

  “Is this how you felt when Colin and Erin were born?” I softly asked Steve, my husband.   “Yes.” He replied. “And when the grandchildren begin to arrive it is one more reminder of how stepfamilies are different than first time marriages.”   Although I was very excited and happy when his grandchildren came […]

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Marriage is challenging. Raising children is challenging. But I’ve found (with but one grandchild and one soon to join us) that grandparenting is a whole set of different challenges. Not bad. Just different. I’ve heard a lot of folks say something like, “Well, they’re not my kids. Been there. Done that.” They load up their […]

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