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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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Second-Born Children

My second son is, in my utterly-biased opinion, a remarkable little man. He is a very compassionate and loyal four-year-old. (He hates to throw anything in the trash: “Is it…

Tips for Parenting Second-Born Children

Firstborns often know how to please adults. They can be used to being the center of attention. And for second-born children, it can feel like being in a race they can never win.

Clueless Mom

I stood there amazed. My one-year-old wailed wordlessly in his highchair, clearly incensed at my inability to interpret whatever he wanted. He was steamed. And you call yourself a mother! But…

Dinner Hour Insanity

I have often wondered about the mystery of the dinner hour. Mothers of young children around the world, I believe, regularly experience its universal chaos. In fact, I’m sure you’ve…

Preschool Communication

I believe that most mothers of preschool and younger children should be able to place “bilingual interpretation” on their oft-neglected resumes. If your child has a lisp, as one of…

5 Easy Steps to Spring Cleaning

For a number of reasons, I think my friends and relatives would be a little amused to see me attempt to write a post about spring cleaning. Let’s see ……

The Little Things

Fifty bucks. That’s what I was looking at for a rather exorbitant library fine  if I did not find two books that I had been renewing … and renewing … until…

His Firsts and My Lasts

Turning one is a pretty big deal for a guy. There’s all this new stuff you can eat — eggs, dairy, peanut butter (hel-lo! YUM) — and you can finally…

The Silly Solution to Angry Kids

I think it’s safe to say he was mad. The subject: making him do his homework. His take: You don’t want me to be happy! You don’t even want me…

Heaven is Like Grandma’s

My little girl spent the night at Grandma’s this week, which very well may be her favorite place in the entire world. She ate waffles for breakfast and got to…

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