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What to Do When Your Child is in the Hospital

One of the scariest experiences as a parent is having a precious child injured or ill. It usually catches us by surprise, leaving us confused, worried, and emotional. Even if it…

A Late Unwrapping

Maybe it’s because it’s December. Maybe not. Gifts are given at other times of the year, I know. And all are not wrapped in shiny paper tied with ribbons. Gifts of inheritance,…

Moms and Christmas

Something changed about Christmas when I became a mom of several children. The wonder of my personal experience was superseded by my growing realization that this was a prime teaching time. My…

The Best CHRISTmas Ever

My son has to be the biggest fan of the Christian children’s cartoon “Veggie Tales.” He absolutely loves them. He mimics every character, and he knows almost every “silly song.”…

Travel Tips With Children

I recently wrote a post for FamilyMatters Blog where I described things parents could do with their children while driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house….

The Importance of Building Character Part Three — Gratitude: The Seed of Contentment

It’s a scene that we’ve all witnessed and one that’s all too familiar to most moms: a screaming kid having a tantrum in the aisle of some store because he is…

A Little Boy’s Hero

Last year on Veteran’s Day, we shared with our children the meaning of the day and shared the stories of our relatives who have served our country. Later in the…

30 Things to Do in November

Hooray for fall! Falling leaves … and temperatures. Football, festivals, and fabulous food with family! Here is our list of must-do activities for November. All you have to do is…

Cousin Camp

My husband John and I recently hosted our 3rd annual “Cousins’ Camp.” It was exhilarating, , enlightening and exhausting! This year we had 8 campers ages 4-12.They dubbed themselves “the exceptionally awesome eight!”

One Small Solution to Stuff-itis

This week as I carted the new Christmas toys upstairs, contemplating where to store the new loot, I felt somewhat heavy and divided, as I have occasionally after Christmas. My children are…

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