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There’s a Terrorist In Your Home

There's a Terrorist In Your Home

There's a terrorist running loose nearby, desiring to behead, burn, and bash our children. This terrorist is not Islamic, clad in black, or carrying a gun. This terrorist is called pornography. It's clad in nothing, literally, and it wants to take over your child's life. Consider the following statistics: Average age of first view of … Read More...

5 Proven Ways to Help a Child with Learning Disabilities

5 Proven Ways to Help a Child with Learning Disabilities

I am often asked by parents if I think they should have their child tested for learning disabilities and I always hesitate to answer. My short response is, “If you believe there is something wrong, then honor your gut and find out.” My long answer is much more involved and reflects on my personal education story.  learning disabilities I always … Read More...

Are You Dreading Valentine’s Day? Survival Tips

Are You Dreading Valentine's Day Survival Tips

“‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.” Ezekiel 16:8 When I went through my divorce Valentine’s Day was one of … Read More...

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles

Seriously, is there anything cuter than a big smile; a baby's toothless grin, a little kid's front-tooth missing smile, a shy tinsel-grin of a tween with braces? Smiles are contagious and universal. Few human actions are as easy or rewarding as a smile. February is National Children's Dental Health month. How much time do your kids spend … Read More...

Parenting

Untitled Don’t Settle for Good When You Can Have a GREAT Family

Don’t Settle for Good When You Can Have a GREAT Family

I just finished reading the NY Times bestseller, Good to Great, by Jim Collins. While written as a business book, I found that it contained helpful information for parents that want to build and enjoy not just good, but GREAT families. The main obstacle to GREATness, according to the author, is being satisfied with goodness. […]

Single Parenting

How Single Fathers Can Help Their Children Honor Their Mother

How Single Fathers Can Help Their Children Honor Their Mother

I have to say, this has been a great spring! One of the highlights has been watching my daughter play her first year of softball. Although she and I have played whiffle ball plenty of times at the park, I completely underestimated her skills (a little Daddy bias here). She has also been in dance […]

Marriage

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

According to our Walkmeter App, during our recent hikes in the Alps we hiked over 70 miles and climbed over 16,000 feet! Not bad for a couple in the second half. While we can’t keep up this pace throughout the year, we try to hike a few miles each week. It’s good for our health […]

Media

There's a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a terrorist running loose nearby, desiring to behead, burn, and bash our children. This terrorist is not Islamic, clad in black, or carrying a gun. This terrorist is called pornography. It’s clad in nothing, literally, and it wants to take over your child’s life. Consider the following statistics: Average age of first view of […]

Recipes

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

The 4th of July is one of my favorite celebrations. It means spending time at the lake with family and friends, watching fireworks, and picnicking on every kind of grilled food imaginable. But more importantly it’s the day we celebrate America’s independence and freedom. It is a chance for us to bless those who have […]

Faith

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Learning to Love…from a Rocking Chair

I am guilty of allowing the world, the demands of life, and other people dictate my schedule…. Click To Tweet I am guilty of allowing the world, the demands of life, and other people dictate my schedule. I confess, I can be a driven person. One of the beautiful things about being a single mother […]

Grandparenting

9 Ways Grandparents Can Pour into the Grands

9 Ways Grandparents Can Pour Into the Grands

Friends, We have a guest blogger today, Linda Ranson Jacobs. She ministers to divorced women and encourages grandparents get involved in their grandkids’ lives, especially if there has been a divorce or death of a parent. She is a grandmom to 10 and has successfully worked with kids who experience trauma. Read her practical post […]

Education

Setting Goals with Kids

Setting Goals with Kids

Do your children know how to set goals for themselves? Do you know how to help them create clear goals for all aspects of their lives? Last month I wrote about the importance of creating a clear and comprehensive contract with your children for the school year. Now that the school year is well underway […]

Special Topics

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7 Healthy Holiday Tips

Friends! We have a guest post today from Life Coach, Sommer Crayton. You are in for a treat before you consume all those Christmas treats! For more information on Sommer, you can find her bio at the conclusion  of her article. Blessings, Lori & Becky ____________________ Thanksgiving has passed. Some of us feel great because […]

Home & Holidays

Are You Dreading Valentine's Day Survival Tips

Are You Dreading Valentine’s Day? Survival Tips

“‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.” Ezekiel […]