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Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein graduated summa cum laude from John Brown University and began her career with NavPress, where she worked on The Message Bible. She is a mother of four and she and her family served as missionaries to Uganda for five years.  Janel has continued using her gift of writing by serving as a writer and editor and you can read more from her at A Generous Grace.


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Battling Burnout

Last week, I felt it descending rapidly — fiercely. Symptoms? Depressive. Exhausted. Sense of futility (I swear I just emptied this dishwasher. I am cleaning a house that is never…

How to Talk to Kids about Sex

It was time for “The Talk.” Our six-year-old son was coming up with some astute observations. Like folding clothes for the pregnancy center: “You’re joking, Mom! Girls can’t have babies…

Anger — My Next Steps

Now that the cat’s out of the bag on my anger problem — and I’m finding I’m not alone (a huge thanks for the honesty, ladies!) — I figure I should…

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

“Mom, You’re Mad a Lot”

My son had just produced a wonderful drawing in red marker (his favorite color) of our family flying kites. (As a side note, I am loving this new era when…

My Biggest Discipline “Aha!”

“Would you just behave?” I must admit that there are a lot of times when I would prefer that my kids would simply do what I asked them to do,…

Swimming Lessons

“Mom, will she make me go under?” I was trying to think fast. It was day six of swimming lessons, and my newly three-year-old daughter — who really does love…

Educational Games on File

A lot of moms are so good at making every day into a learning experience for their kids. I’m amazed at the ideas out there to build their brains. I’m…

A Tutu How-To

My three-year-old girl wears her play tutu about three days a week: sometimes under the dress (loves dresses, too), sometimes over; sometimes to the library; sometimes with a helmet and…

Normal Motherhood — and a God-Sized Life

The kids, my husband, and I watched “The Prince of Egypt” for our last movie night, chowing supreme pizza in the den while all of us compared the movie with what…

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