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

Why Does Christmas Feel Magical?

I’m sitting here writing, looking at one of my favorite sights… our Christmas tree. This time of year is so precious and special for so many reasons. There’s something intangible about it. Many try to explain it away with twinkling lights, shimmering paper and festive gatherings, but those of us who know, I mean really know, why we celebrate this season can have no doubt

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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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Everyday Stuff, Parenting

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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