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.

Kids jumping up and down on bed and feathers flying everywhere. When You Feel Like You Have Failed as a Parent

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. If you are reading this, you are probably upset about some failures you have had as a parent. It can be a painful process as we are far from perfect when on the parenting journey. Pin it for later! We feel guilty when…

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7 Easy Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

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Would you like to get your baby to sleep through the night? Are you tired of co-sleeping or bed-sharing with your child? (Co-sleeping means in your room. Bed-sharing means in your bed.) I must admit, I loved the extra loving and snuggling with my little one in bed, but after a few weeks of co-sleeping,…

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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 Mind-Blowing Tricks to Make Reading Fun for Your Child. Girl reading to her stuffed bears.

25 Mind-Blowing Tricks 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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The Biggest Secret to Raising Boys Who Are Kind

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Are you raising boys? If so, then welcome to the world of loud bodily noises, smells, and goofy jokes. Like me, you may wonder if they will ever grow up…and be kind. Most of the time, you are just trying to keep them alive. Much less try and teach them manners. I have one son…

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Creative Ways to Raise a Strong Daughter

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Do you need some creative ways to raise a strong daughter? How about molding her like a graceful pillar in the Bible? 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…

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25 Super Tips to Help You 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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15 Smart Strategies to Surviving a Bad Teacher

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Having a bad teacher can feel like a death sentence for the whole family. Sadly, there is nothing you can do about it but hope for the best. What makes it worse is when every other parent in the class starts complaining after the first day of school because they know what it is going…

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3 Life-Changing Ways to Create Family Memories

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Did you want to create family memories that will last a lifetime? Do you want a relationship with your kids that is real and deep? Perhaps you didn’t realize this is the key to your child’s success. If you have a deep relationship with your child, he will be less likely to stray from your…

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Community Service Project: The Best Way to Bond as a Family

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Are you looking for a way to bond as a family? Do a community service project together. 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…

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