Parenting

3 Ways Your Kids Can Be a Blessing To Their Sibling

One of the joys (and frustrations) of parenting is cultivating a bond between brothers and sisters. While on the one hand my children certainly did their fair share of fighting and bickering (the frustrating part), they also engaged in loyalty and love for one another. However, the latter didn’t come without some intention on our part. There were many ways that my husband and I encouraged our kids to love each other, but the following

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Parenting

Let’s Say Amen to This

As many of you are aware, the family is under attack. The most powerful way to overcome the evil one is to pray to Our Heavenly Father who is sovereign. He loves the family. It is His idea. Man has allowed Satan to corrupt it. But we can petition the Lord for His powerful intervention. Join me in praying the following.  Lord God in Heaven,  We come to You in worship, honor, and faith. You have

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Parenting

When My Kids Said, “This is going to be a good day!”

This is a little different post than I would typically write. But nature has always been my go-to when I’m stressed or feeling overwhelmed with the pressures of life. You would find this type of entry in my journal and never shared. My journal is filled with such meanderings that I have often turned into prayers.   Today is different, I thought I would allow you into my journal, praying that you find solace in whatever

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Parenting

There Are Times We Must Fight for Our Children

As parents, we wear many hats. We fill many roles when it comes to raising our children. We are a chef, chauffeur, disciplinarian, academic tutor or teacher; we love, care, counsel, and coach our kids. We are their cheerleader on the ball field, their greatest fan in their dance performance, or their devotee in the music hall. But one role we also need to wear is the Warrior Hat. We need to fight for our

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Parenting

Gaining Clarity by Taking Two Steps Back

I can remember it as if it were yesterday – the anxiety, the worry, the feeling of never measuring up to the task that faced me.  I needed clarity!  I was new to homeschooling, and I wanted to serve my children’s education with the best. They deserved and needed me to do well. Feeling inadequate, I researched the many approaches to teaching my kids, and instead of feeling encouraged, I suddenly became overwhelmed.   Do I

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