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Articles in Faith, Cristian Hardy, Kirsten Raby, Summer Fun, Party, Health and Wellness, May Guides, Holidays and Jodi Carson

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

Risking Christmas

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It takes some courage to face another Christmas. All those expectations. All those expenses. All those memories. All those family members! ... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article

Learning Through The Senses

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Toddlers appear to be everywhere at once and into everything. One reason for this is that toddlers learn by using all five of their senses.... Read full article



Keep the Bond Strong: 7 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going

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How many times have you tuned your young child out as she prattled on about how her best friend of the week now has a new best friend, or about who can throw the football the farthest? It’s easy to take these little moments of conversation for grante... Read full article

The Parent's Prayer

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We must remember that the darker the night, the brighter the light shines.... Read full article

Summer Goals

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Goal #1: Take my kids skating: I seriously cannot believe my children have never done this. Goal #2: Teach my children my phone number and our address: When I was the same age as my children, I not only knew my phone number, but everyone else's.... Read full article

Choosing Easy

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A fellow mother once told me, “I have come to realize that the hard choices we make as parents tend to be the right choices.” We were discussing whether or not I should send my son to school the day of the last honor roll assembly this past week. ... Read full article

Everybody Needs Jesus and Counseling

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You’ve heard the axiom, “Never talk about religion or politics.” I think it’s become, “Never talk about religion, politics, or mental health.” I often tell people, “We’re all crazy. Everybody needs Jesus and counseling.”... Read full article

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