Family Life

How to have a Christian family life that is meaningful. Tips on how to make family time an important part of your day. Schedule suggestions, how to help siblings get along, and creating family memories that are positive. Suggestions for enhancing your family spiritually.

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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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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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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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How to Create Family Memories with a Crazy Schedule

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Did you know it is important to create family memories with your kids? Perhaps you didn’t realize this is the key to obedience. If you have a deep relationship with your child, he will be less likely to stray from your family values because of the trust you have built over time together. The problem…

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How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family

How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family

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Are you looking for a community service project? You don’t need to leave the country to find volunteer opportunities to do with your kids. For instance, a good idea might be to go to the Texas-Mexico border. My family has ministered to the people in The Colonias doing VBS, soccer camps, construction, painting, and food…

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When Your Baby Leaves Home For Good

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Is your baby leaving home soon? If not soon, one day this will happen to you. It seems like yesterday I brought mine home from the hospital. I had no idea what to do with him, and, yet, I knew how to do everything when the time came. My mother instincts kicked in the moment…

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Are You the Hot Mess Mom?

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Are you a hot mess mom? I will admit there have been phases in my life that fit this description. I don’t think I would have admitted it at the time, but looking back there were some moments. Thank goodness there are no videos. Maybe you have had days, okay, years, where you would like…

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9 Best Activities to Do with Your Teen. Are you and your teen drifting apart? Start with some fun activities and then add in some meaningful things like volunteering together. #teenactivities #familytime #family #familymoments #teentime #teens #familytimecounts #dinnertime

Focus on Your Teen: 9 Best Activities to Do As a Family [Infographic]

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It is important to focus on your teen especially because we live in such a superficial and materialistic world. I think about the situation with Kate Spade and her loss of life due to suicide. It makes you realize there is more to life than a designer purse. Perhaps we have lost our focus. Our…

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Summer Schedule: How To Keep Your Kids From Driving You Crazy

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School is out! There is no schedule. Yahoo! Everyone gets to sleep in. Thank goodness there are no more early morning meltdowns or endless sport’s activities to attend in the afternoon. Whew! So what’s next? Here’s the truth: After a week of sleeping in and no summer schedule, my kids always started fighting and watching…

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Do You Yell At Your Children?

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Do you yell at your children? It is easy to do when you are a mom. One minute you are fine, and the next minute you’re so angry you could snatch your child bald-headed (southern saying). You can not take one more minute of your kids fighting, the dog barking, and the phone ringing all…

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