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The Gift of Time: Three Ways to Be More Available to Our Children

The Gift of Time- Three Ways to Be More Available to Our Children

This week we’re enjoying our annual week up at my husband’s family cabin. I love this week for many reasons, not least of all because we have no TV here and our cell phones don’t work. It’s fun to see my children transform into outdoor creatures for a week too—spending all their free time crooning to chipmunks, fishing, or throwing rocks into … Read More...

Summer Entertaining

Summer Entertaining

By now you have no doubt filled up your summer with lots of entertaining, yet your dinner ideas may be dwindling as our season winds down. Here is one of my favorite meals to serve friends, Chicken Gyros with Tzayziki. It’s casual, healthy, delicious, and appeals to kids and adults alike. It can be served family style, which is my favorite way to … Read More...

Single Mothers Raising Future Fathers

Single Mothers Raising Future Fathers

Recently I asked my two young adult sons “What do you think a father’s role is in the family?” After thinking, my youngest said, “I don’t know Mom, you did everything.” Part of my heart wanted to jump up and down because he saw how hard I had worked to raise them, but another part of my heart sunk because I wondered how many of our sons have no … Read More...

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 on how to be … Read More...

Parenting

The Gift of Time- Three Ways to Be More Available to Our Children

The Gift of Time: Three Ways to Be More Available to Our Children

This week we’re enjoying our annual week up at my husband’s family cabin. I love this week for many reasons, not least of all because we have no TV here and our cell phones don’t work. It’s fun to see my children transform into outdoor creatures for a week too—spending all their free time crooning […]

Single Parenting

The ABCs of Thankfulness

The ABCs of Thankfulness

It’s the time of year where family and friends gather around the table to give thanks. I love to have a thankful heart, but oftentimes it just doesn’t feel real. I often feel like I am just going through the motions of thanksgiving, not really feeling thankful.  As I walked through the woods last week, […]

Marriage

Don't Starve Your Marriage

Don’t Starve Your Marriage

What if we treated marriage as a living entity? What if marriage was considered a life that will not live without daily feeding and care? A wise marriage counselor shared the wisdom that marriages will not survive unless we feed them each day. His challenge was to be intentional about doing something to “feed” your […]

Media

A Movie Review of Pixar’s Inside Out

Inside Out is Pixar’s newest animation film. It brings the mystery of our emotions to life.  #InsideOut brings the mystery of our emotions to life. #1C13P #RaisingKids Click To Tweet Many will be drawn into the genius behind all of the animation, character development, and fascinating places in the human mind that Pixar takes us. But […]

Recipes

Meals for Families

Happy Mother’s Day 2015 from 1C13P (with corrected link)

Friends, You are receiving this twice because in the previous post the link did not work. You will be able to access your gift with this updated and adjusted version. Click on the words (link)  not on the graphic to download get your free gift.  Happy Mother’s Day! with faith, hope, and love, Lori & […]

Faith

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Thumbs Up for Family Movie Time

Families today are blessed to live in a time when excellent faith-based DVDs for all ages are readily available. Veggie Tales were the newest and coolest DVDs when my kids were growing up. (They are still pretty great!) Often when parents buy  a new DVD for their children, they allow the kids to it while […]

Grandparenting

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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 […]

Education

Effective Study Principles- Knowledge & Confidence

Effective Study Principles: Knowledge & Confidence

Let’s pick up where we left off last month with 3 Tips for Effective Studying, this time focusing on the principles needed to study effectively. Ask yourself and these questions to better help your child learn better skills. Has your child has tried to improve his study skills and had only little to moderate success? […]

Special Topics

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How to Combat Stay-at-Home-Parent Loneliness

Friends, We have a  guest blogger today, mom and author, Lindsey Bell. Her new book, Searching for Sanity: 52 Insights from the Parents of the Bible, is scheduled to be released this month! The timing of her post with the very cold winter we have had across the country is perfect! With faith, hope, and love, […]

Home & Holidays

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy your friends and family on Independence Day. With love, Your 1C13P Team Happy Independence Day from 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting! #1C13P #4thofJuly Click To Tweet