Break the cycle of unhealthy backtalk from your kids with these logical responses

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Backtalk is the bane of every parent’s existence. It makes us feel disrespected, and untrustworthy. Because we most often know what’s best for our child, backtalk is that reminder that tells us — you’re still not in complete control. It shows us that our children have their own desires, struggles, and opinions. At the end […]

Creating Stability for Your Kids in Unstable Times

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2020 has been difficult at best and, for some of us, life-altering. I don’t know about you, but around here, my kids have definitely been feeling the stress of all the change this year. They wear masks and are in and out of school. All their everyday activities are canceled, and our holidays were much […]

Teaching Healthy Habits To Kids And Why New Year Resolutions Are Arbitrary

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I’ve never been one for New Year resolutions, but I do see value in having healthy habits whether they begin on the 1st of January or not. On the other hand, it’s also good to balance the expectations we set for ourselves with grace. As our world is constantly bombarding us with the notion that […]

Healthy Teens Have Parents Who Do These Things

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Parenting healthy teens can be an awesome adventure, but if you’re anything like me, it may take you by surprise. The difference between parenting little children inside your home and the change to this relationship as they grow and become more independent can be tricky. Still, we have found some great ways to make this […]

How to Live With Post Partum Depression

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Two Perspectives This post is one of a pairing. We are hoping it brings encouragement to those facing the daily reality of living with postpartum depression. I suffered from severe postpartum depression for years after the birth of our youngest child. This was probably the most challenging season in our marriage, bar none. As people […]

7 Ways to Spark Creativity in Your Kids

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Creating something is one of the primary joys in life. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than putting my hand to something and beauty comes out on the other side. Our children are the same way. That’s why they want to show you every drawing, dance, or lego creation they come up with — they […]

Best Coding Program for Children – CodeWizardsHQ Review

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My nine-year-old son recently began showing interest in wanting to attend a coding program. As a mom who knows nothing about coding, looking for the best one was a challenge. There are a plethora of coding programs for kids out there, so it was tricky to know what to choose. Should I try a free one? […]

3 Things Every Son Needs to Hear from his Father

As fathers, we have an unparalleled role in helping to form the identities of our children, and specifically our sons. Your little boy is watching your every move out of the corner of his eye, learning what it means to be a man every second he’s with you. Sons need to hear certain, life-giving things […]