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Christian Teen Dating: How to Talk to Your Kids

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Teen dating. No big deal. That is until YOUR teen starts dating. That’s when everything changes. Suddenly, the conversations get real…scary. Thinking about your son or daughter out in the world without supervision is daunting. Unfortunately, the inevitable will happen. Sooner or later, your child will be alone with the opposite sex. So how do…

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13 Ways to Be the Best (or Worst) Parent Ever

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  Do you want to be the best parent ever? It’s a lofty goal but not impossible. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to make sure you are not the worst parent ever. You may wonder what I mean by this. This post can help you quit behaving in ways that are…

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How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat Everything

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How do you get a picky eater to eat everything…well, almost everything? I bet you’re thinking, “Ha! Ha! She has never met my child. This will never happen.” Yep. I get that. But we all start out the same way when we are born. We neither like nor dislike anything when we come out of…

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When You Feel Like You Have Failed as a Parent

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Do you feel like you have failed as a parent? I understand. Maybe you think that since I write a parenting blog my life has been perfect as a mother. Eh, think again. I have done a lot right, but I have made a few parenting mistakes I wish I could undo. Hence, the name…

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9 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Co-Sleeping

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Should you avoid co-sleeping or bed-sharing with your child? (Co-sleeping means in your room. Bed sharing means in your bed.) I tried co-sleeping and bed-sharing for a little while and, yeah, I must admit, it was pretty awesome not getting up in the middle of the night to nurse. Also, I loved the extra loving…

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37 Easy Ways to Help Your Child be School-Ready

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Do you know how to help your child be school-ready? Most parents want to do the best they can to make sure their child is prepared for school, but they don’t know what to do or how to do it. I can help you. I am an English teacher, and I taught my own kids…

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25 Ways to Make Reading Fun For Your Child

25 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

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Would you like to make reading fun for your reluctant reader? As a mom who is a speech/drama and English teacher, I longed for the days when I would catch my children up too late reading a good book under the covers. Unfortunately, that never happened. My kids were too busy playing outside during the…

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Raising Boys: The Most Important Thing to do as a Parent

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Are you raising boys? If you are, I can understand the struggles of getting them out the door every day–alive. I have one son and one daughter. They are both grown now, but I still remember what they were like when they were little. From the moment they were born, I noticed a significant difference…

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Raising Daughters: How to be a Graceful Pillar

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  Is your daughter a graceful pillar? I am sure you are wondering what in the world I mean by this. No, I have not gotten into the cooking Sherry. This is a real question. A question I had not pondered until today. My daughter sent a devotional to me this morning talking about this…

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25 Things You Must Do to be a Good Parent

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Do you wonder if you are a good parent? When my kids were younger, I didn’t always know if I was doing the right thing. I felt like everyone else was always a step ahead of me. Now that my kids are grown, I realize there were many things my husband and I did do right.…

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