Children

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part II

Editor’s note: Last week, Janel wrote about a situation with her daughter and how she and her husband dealt with her fears. Click here to read part one, and read…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part I

I heard her sniffing before I saw the moist strokes left by tears on her cheeks. “I’m just scared,” she sobbed. My daughter was headed to a good friend’s house…

Keep It Simple Mom

It was everything I dreamt of and absolutely nothing I could have imagined. I opened my eyes, popped straight up in my bed and sat quietly as the tears began…

You are a Gift From Heaven

My 5-year old son woke me up a few days ago in an unexpected and precious way. Jon David is the early bird in the family and I’m the night…

Clean House, Clean Heart

So have you done any spring cleaning? Last week we tackled my boys’ room. There are four boys. In. One. Big. Room. Politely put, they are not neat freaks. They…

31 End of Summer Things to do in August

This has been a less than normal summer and many facets of the fall season are up in the air. Summer will be over soon and our kiddos will be…

Raising Other-Centered Kids in a Me-Centered World

“That’s my ball. I want it now.” “I want that blouse; you never let me get anything new.” “I don’t want to do “that.” ” I want to go out…

Why Is Screen Time So Alluring To Kids?

I was waiting in line to buy tickets for a school event.  There was a little boy sitting on a chair, holding an iPad.  Within minutes, a group of five…

Instilling Kindness In Our Children

My family recently went to see a movie that reminded me of the reality many kids today face: bullying, harsh words, being excluded. Of course, I knew this sad truth…

Make a Summer Memory Your Kids Will Carry in Their Heart

Do you feel like the summer days are fleeting and you haven’t done everything you wanted? Perhaps you had great plans to do something special with your kids and it…

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