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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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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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17 Ways to Create the Best Mom Friends Ever

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Mom friends are hard to develop when you are busy at home with little kids or at work full-time. I was so grateful to find my mom friends when my kids were young. My son was 2 when I met them. They have been my friends for 21 years now. I would love to tell you…

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Why I Teach My Kids to Wait Until Marriage [Infographic]

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In this post-Christian era, teaching your kids to wait until marriage to have sex is not normal. In fact, it is archaic by most standards. Most parents have opted for the “safe sex” talk instead of going for abstinence. They figure their kids are going to do it, so it is better to use protection than…

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Are You Dying Inside As a Mom? 5 Ways to Get Free

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Youc Are you dying inside as a mom? Are you looking for ways to get free?  I can relate. There have been days in my life I hurt so badly for my children, and no one knew. If you are like me, you are good at acting like everything is okay when it really isn’t…

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Estranged: 3 Things You Lose When Your Family Stops Talking

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When your family stops talking everyone loses. In fact, there is collateral damage you don’t count on. Looking back, I now realize there was a trade-off when I left my family. Walking away proved to have some consequences I didn’t account for at the time. There is nothing I can do about it now but…

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How to Heal Broken Family Relationships

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I am one of many adult children who chose to break off the relationship with not only my parents but my whole family.  My husband, children and I became estranged. And I can say I am one of the few who has actually reconciled. Looking from the outside, you would never think this would happen to…

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Should You Apologize to Your Child? 5 Things Happen When You Don’t

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Should you apologize to your child when you do something wrong? Many parents never say sorry when they are wrong because they feel they are more superior than their child, they might lose authority or even feel a little silly doing it. And then there are some parents who just don’t believe they are ever…

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Five Things Kids Wish Their Parents Knew

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There are five things kids wish their parents knew about them. Well, there may be more than five, but these are the five big ones you should pay attention to as a parent. You may wonder how I am so privy to this information. Perhaps you think it is something I read or heard about…

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The Best Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms

The Best Morning Routine Tips for Busy Moms

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Do you have a morning routine? Over the years, I have developed a system to get things done in the morning, and it has worked incredibly well for me. I found if I get my chores done, the rest of the day is mine. If you work outside of the home, you can adapt this…

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