Everyday Stuff, Going deep with our kids, Parenting

Using Sports to Shape Godly Character: 5 Highly Effective Tips for Coaching Your Kids On and Off the Field

Though I was never very athletically inclined myself, I love the potential found in sports to grow our kids both physically and emotionally. I firmly believe we can use sports to shape godly character in our kids. And I want to encourage other parents. In the hustle and bustle and sometimes the unavoidable burnout that can accompany the sports seasons, please don’t miss the opportunities to grow your child’s character in the process.

Winning may not be everything, but you can bet this mama is keeping score! 

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Building Your Kids’ Faith in the Face of Uncertainty

How do we build our kids’ faith in the face of uncertainty? What do we say when we can’t promise them everything will be okay?How do we build our kids’ faith in the face of uncertainty? What do we say when we can’t promise them everything will be okay?

As far back as I can remember I’ve had this honesty complex. Even those little, white lies that are supposed to be the cordial thing to do are very hard for me. I always tell people… (more…)

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Get Your Kids to Read! A Proven System to Increase Quantity and Quality…Plus a FREE Printable Book Report Form

Do you struggle to get your kids to read? Are you tired of dealing with the battle of it all? Perhaps, like me, you have a little avid reader but would like to encourage her to go deeper than the latest tween craze. In this post I share my proven system to not only motivate your kids to increase the quantity of their reading but the quality as well.

The battle is real my friends. Believe me, I know how you feel! (more…)

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How To Turn Your Tough Life Lessons Into Their Firm Foundation: Use Your Story to Build Their Future

So my baby girl is wrapping up her first semester of 3rd grade and swiftly closing the gap between my shoulder and the top of her head! I have been ready to put the brakes on her for a couple years now! She is at that wonderful yet tender age where she often finds herself in limbo between incredibly mature and just wanting to be a kid.

One minute we are engaging in deep conversation, and the next she is in a princess dress insisting her little brother take her to the ball. Of course, not every moment is so precious… (more…)

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