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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Everyday Stuff, Going deep with our kids, Parenting

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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Everyday Stuff, Purpose in Pain

Tell God Exactly How You Feel: He Can Take It! (Concerning School Shooting in Benton, KY)

I write this with a heavy heart in light of yesterday’s tragic school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. Benton is a small town, tucked away in Kentucky farm country very near where I grew up. (In the photo below you can see Benton circled in green and my hometown in circled in blue. My family and I personally know some who were there and affected yesterday. )

There are no easy answers in a time like this. But I want to encourage all of you (myself included). To those directly impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. To the moms who hesitated when dropping your “babies” off at school this morning. And… (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, Holy Hormones!

How’s the Emotional Environment of Your Home? : It’s Your Call, Mama!

Not long ago Tim and I were talking about the dynamics of our home life. Especially as a single income home, for the most part the provisional/financial stability of our home depends on him, but the emotional stability of our home in large part depends on me. As wives and mothers, we dictate the emotional environment for our homes. We’ve all heard the phrase, “If mama’s not happy nobody’s happy.” And I believe there is a lot of truth to that.

If I’m stressed, frustrated and have a short fuse everyone can feel that energy… (more…)

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