Motherhood

When You Need a Little Parenting Encouragement….

As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things. We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms. But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re […] Read more…

Two Mindset Changes to Help You Stay Calm Instead of Losing Your Temper

There are days you feel like you’ve done everything right. And then….. The eight year old melts into a puddle of tears because you won’t let her have a playdate with her favorite friend. Your pre-teen fights with you after a long day of school over a project due tomorrow that he should have begun […] Read more…

Christmas Break Sanity Savers for Moms

Maybe it’s just me, but when my kids are off school for Christmas break, it gets plain old WILD at our house! Something about the combination of the upcoming holiday, the candy and gifts, kids who are getting used to being around each other all day again and the lack of routine results in emotions […] Read more…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Being Thankful (When It Seems Like They Always are Complaining)

Does it ever feel like you’re constantly telling your kids to stop complaining? As a Christian parent, do you share Bible verses with them in the hopes that they will see how important it is to always be thankful and grateful and never grumble again….but it doesn’t seem to work? :) I think sometimes we can […] Read more…

The Surprising Benefit of Gratitude You May Not Have Thought Of

“Mom?” My seven year old approached me timidly, long past her bedtime. I was tempted to get upset, but something about her expression made me stop. I asked what she needed. She held out a stuffed black dog, that she’d won at a raffle a few days earlier. “Remember when our church sent that big […] Read more…

11 Bible Verses that Address Lying

How many times have your children been caught in a lie? They might be little white lies or “big whoppers” as my grandpa used to say, but it seems that most children go through a stage where they feel like they need to tell untruths, for various reasons. None of us is always perfectly honest. […] Read more…

The Mom Conference: FREE to Watch (Oct 11-13)!

I like to accept advice from other moms….but in secret.  Since childhood, I’ve had the tendency to only want to learn when I am the initiator. I really don’t like unsolicited advice.  Does this describe you? :)  For moms like us, this is where the internet comes in very handy. While we want to remember […] Read more…

How to Respond Graciously When Our Kids Don’t Behave in Public

We teach our children the proper and polite words to say. We discipline them at home to help guide them in the right direction. We pray over them and show them Scriptures that teach character. And it’s working! And we feel good.  And then, there’s the fit at Target. Or a meltdown at at playdate. […] Read more…

7 Scriptures for Weary Moms

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling weary, resigned to another difficult day? Or go to bed at night tired physically and emotionally, your energy completely spent? So many of my days begin and end this way. Though I know God wants me to recognize my abundant blessings and not believe the lie I […] Read more…

On the days you feel like a failure as a mom, remember this

When is the last time you focused on something you did right as a mom? Not just “I kept everybody alive today” or “no one burned down the house this week” but “I did ____ to encourage my children” or “I helped my child ____”. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably been awhile since you’ve allowed yourself […] Read more…

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