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5 reasons to be thankful for your strong willed child

Five Reasons to be Thankful For a Strong Willed Child

Did you know that there are a lot of benefits to having a strong-willed child? We don’t have to view this as a negative! Here are my observations about the positive qualities of a strong-willed child that we as Christian parents should recognize and appreciate! From the moment she was born, I was certain my daughter […] Read more…

Why Do I Keep Yelling at my Kids?

Once again, I felt it happening. The uncontrollable hot feeling of frustration welling up inside me when my 4 year old spilled his milk all over what seemed like the entire dining room for the second time in one meal. Not pausing for one moment to consider what I was doing, I hollered, “Seriously, what is […] Read more…

These 10 Bible verses are perfect for toddlers to memorize, helping them hide God's Word in their hearts! They learn so quickly and love committing Scripture to memory!

10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Toddler

These 10 Scripture verses are perfect for teaching to toddlers. It will help your little ones understand God’s Word and His love for them too! Every time our two year old goes to her Tiny Tots Sunday school class, the teacher passes around the Bible and asks the kids if they want to put their […] Read more…

The Biggest Lie I Believed About Motherhood

There’s a damaging mindset I’ve been struggling with in regards to motherhood. It’s played itself over and over in my mind at different times during the past decade….and it’s hard to make it stop. It’s a nagging thought that sneaks into my mind late at night, when I can’t sleep. Or during a difficult day, […] Read more…

5 Things to Say to a Discouraged Child

How can you biblically encourage your children when they’re feeling sad or frustrated? Here are five powerful things to say to your discouraged child. As my kids are growing older (we have a 10 and 7 year old as well as a 4 and 2 year old), there have been more and more situations where […] Read more…

12 Scriptures for Moms in the New Year

As we approach a new year, we’re usually thinking of ways to change ourselves and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it and you probably have too! Perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing us that though I have found some ways to start […] Read more…

From One to Eight Children in Three Years! A Foster Care to Adoption Story

  My name is Leah. Seven years ago I was a young mom who was happily married with one child. As I parented my one son, my urge to grow our family became overwhelming, in a good way. That little boy I was raising was nothing short of amazing and my love for him overflowed […] Read more…

How God Worked on My Heart Through Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Today my friend Mallory shares what God has done in her family’s life through difficult times […] Read more…

The One Piece of Advice Every New Mom Should Listen To

I’ve been a mom for just about 10 years now, and I know less now than I knew when my first child was born. That may sound strange, but it’s true! For me, it is similar to being a Christian. The longer I am one, the more I realize how much I don’t know and have […] Read more…

15 Bible Verses to pray over your kids this school year

15 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Kids This School Year

Why is it so critical to pray for our children when they start a new school year? You might think the obvious answer might be, “because of all those influences at school.” But really, there’s so much more to praying for our kids’ school year than the peer pressure they encounter. Three Important Reasons We […] Read more…

teach your child how to pray

5 Ways to Teach Your Children How to Pray

“Dear Jesus, um…..” If your child’s prayers seem to often begin that way, you’re not alone! Although my kids can quickly rattle off the latest Minecraft building ideas and go on for hours several minutes about the plot of a funny movie, praying to God doesn’t always come as easily. Perhaps it’s the fear of saying the wrong thing or […] Read more…

5 ways I'm finding everyday joy in being a mom.

5 Ways I’m Finding Everyday Joy in Being a Mom

Thank you so much for joining me for the Rediscovering Joy in Motherhood series. You can read all of the posts in this series right here. We’ve reached the final day of the Joy in Motherhood series. We’ve talked about three hang-ups that steal the joy from motherhood, one seemingly negative phrase that’s okay for […] Read more…

12 Resources for Overwhelmed Moms

I almost didn’t write this post. In fact, I almost quite writing the Rediscovering Joy in Motherhood series altogether! It’s funny how the things we try to encourage others about, the lessons we think we’ve learned, and the situations we believe we’ve mastered are the very things that challenge us once again. My husband and […] Read more…

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