Category Archives: Parenting

Must Verses Might

Today’s post is a guest post by Kasey Johnson who is the author of the brand new book/Bible study Mom Essentials: 10 Words Successful Mothers Live By. Kasey is also a Hearts at Home blogger and one of her blog hop … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Early Years: Take Care of Yourself

I remember the day well. I had a newborn, a four-year-old, and a six-year-old. As a stay-at-home mom, I’d been with them all day and I was exhausted. Mark walked in the door from work and I said desperately, “I … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Early Years: Rhythm and Routine

The early years are important years for developing security, self-discipline, and emotional safety.  Routine and structure play important roles in setting those foundational elements in place. When you think about it, life is filled with changes.  Even in a child’s … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Early Years: Be In Charge

Mark and I have the joy of having 2 or our 3 grandkids all this week while Mom and Dad take their church youth group to a week-long youth conference. I’m knee-deep in diaper, sippy cups, and cutting up food … Continue reading

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Does Grandma’s Prerogative Exist?

I first wrote about this topic two years ago and the response was so strong that I decided it was time to talk about it again. On the Sunday after my third grandchild was born, a well-meaning friend at church asked … Continue reading

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Parenting Thought For The Day

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Love Your Uniqueness!

We live in such a conforming society that many of us struggle with our unique qualities. And if we struggle with our unique qualities, you can only imagine how challenging it is for our kids to embrace how they are … Continue reading

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Eleven Ways To Celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is just days away and sometimes the best gifts you can give Dad don’t cost a dime. Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer are two celebration queens in my life. They inspire me to be creative (or better yet, … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life of a Mother

My friend and admin assistant, Mel, was supposed to be in a Hearts at Home meeting with me and a couple of other leaders this past Tuesday morning.  Monday night around 10 p.m., I received the following email: I was literally … Continue reading

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Five Summer Sanity Savers for Moms!

The days of summer are upon us.  For those with school-age children it means change. Within a matter of days many moms will have their children home for the summer.  I always looked forward to that time with both excitement and … Continue reading

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