Everyday Stuff, Parenting

From Sunday to Everyday: Raising Kids Who Truly Love the Lord

“And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (AMP)

As a mom I absolutely love these verses. They are the perfect roadmap for how to train our children in (more…)

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1 Highly Effective Tool for Getting Your Kids to Help Around the House While Maintaining Your Peace and Boosting Their Confidence

I am a firm believer in teaching our kids to use the power of choice whether it is with their attitude, their friends or their time management. Once they are “out in the world” we will not always be there to force, beg, and nag them to do the right thing, so I believe the earlier we begin to teach our kids that they have the power to make choices the sooner they will gain the confidence and ability to choose and choose wisely.

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Change Your Child’s Attitude in 5 Minutes or Less

We all witness it. Whether it’s a sharp “No!” from a two year old when someone dares sneak a Cheerio, the huff of a first-grader when asked to help out, or the infamous eye roll of a preteen when, well, pretty much anything … time and again, we see our children’s natural selfish tendencies on display, usually when we are trying to impression others with our stellar parenting skills!

I regularly pray for creative parenting. As a result, I come up with some quirky stuff (more…)

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5 Game-Changing Phrases to Teach Your Kids Today!

As a busy mom of two awesome kiddos, I am constantly praying for what I call “creative parenting” ideas. I want to impart the power of God’s truths to my “babies” in practical, easy to grasp ways which they can immediately apply to their everyday lives.

One of the ways the Lord has answered (and continues to answer) this prayer for me is by giving me catchy, simple phrases which I then teach to the kids. Then, through much repetition, these sayings become so ingrained in our lives that the kids will often remind me of them before they even cross my mind.

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