intentional parenting

What’s in a MOM: How do we do the mommy balancing act?

“The juggler in the circus,” “A stay-at-home mom in the business of raising successful children,” “COM (Chief Operations Manager),” and my favorite, “Your Majesty.” The above resulted when I asked…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady…

Implement 4 Boundaries To Prioritize Your Family

“What can I get for you this morning?” the young man asked. I walked up to the counter and ordered my usual  Americano with cream – extra hot. We exchanged…

Winning the Cultural War in Our Homes

I recently heard a minister on the radio say that as Christians, we should live our lives like we’re on a war ship, not a cruise ship! The analogy resonated…

Are Special Needs Real?

“There’s no such thing as special needs children. All children are special, and they all have needs.” I stared at the screen, re-reading the statement above in an online forum….

Launching Our Children Like Arrows

This past fall a photo stream of parents dropping their kids off at college filled my social media newsfeeds. Proud, teary eyed parents, beaming teenagers, decked out dorm rooms, and…

Strong Willed Child Despair?

Sitting at the breakfast table with my Bible and Prayers of My Heart journal open, I prayed for patience; knowing that my two year old daughter, Lauren, would wake at…

Keeping Christmas Fresh

As I walked through the airport, I was surprised to see my gate decorated with several flags.  There were glass cases along the walls filled with all sorts of medals…

How Traditions Help You Instill Sexual Purity Into Your Children

Strangest headline ever? I have something really profound to share with you about traditions. Let me back up a few years to when my children were much smaller and I…

A Little Remorse … PLEASE!

I don’t know about all you mothers out there but in my house with three boys ages 3, 5, and 7, there is more than enough fighting. And well, the…

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