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Popular Kids… Not Wanted

There were four little boys gathered together and the larger boy, stepped out from the pack and growled, quite loudly, “Get away, we don’t want to play with you!” I…

50 Fun Role-Playing Ideas for Kids

Stimulating kids’ creativity is easier than you think! These fun role-playing ideas for kids can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, using items you likely already have lying…

Tips for Building Kids with Integrity

The Importance of Building Character — From a Mom who has been There. Part Two: Integrity — The American Idol of Character As I write this blog post, I am on…

Focus On the Memory

{Editor’s Note: It has been one month since Wynter met Jesus face to face. Our hearts still ache. We pray these words she wrote in February of 2014 will sink…

Who’s Keeping Score?

Have you ever been through one of those seasons in life when you just can’t seem to get your head above water? Just being called “mom” likely puts you in…

Before You Sign Up For A New Activity, Ask This Question

My inbox is constantly bombarded with invitations from my kids’ school.  Do my children want to join swimming, tennis, robotics, karate, soccer, chess, basketball, or baseball?  Some activities are free,…

Redefining Love

Three moms in the first four years of life would confuse any child. So there is little wonder that my son has a hard time understanding love—trust is an intricate…

A Resolution To Stop Cussing

Have you noticed the words teenagers use on Facebook? They know we’re watching. What do you think they’re saying when we aren’t? Perhaps most upsetting to me is how normalized profanity…

Words That Soothe

A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with my youngest daughter.  It truly isn’t unusual for us to have these scratch your head kind of conversations. She is…

How to Prevent Chores Gone Crazy

If you sing these words to the Jason Mraz song “I’m Yours,” you will see a glimpse into the Hawkins home — well, actually more like a glimpse into my husband’s…

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