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Promposals

3 important reminders we need to share with our teens I think promposals are dumb. There, I said it. My oldest just started high…

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Mommy & Daddy are getting a divorce

Why we need to be proactive in focusing on our marriages The video of the six-year-old girl reacting to the news of her parents’…

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7 lessons in raising heroes

Last week, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train to Paris. That’s when these three men stopped a terrorist and…

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Parenting by terror

As if parents don’t have enough fears for their children . . . Have you seen the most recent viral video where Coby Persin,…

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Things Moms say

The other day my kiddos came up with a list of “Things Mom Says.” Five of their top-ten list were: “Just in case . ….

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4 ways to help insecurity-proof your teenage daughters

Just when you think you’ve handled one self-confidence issue with your girls, another pops up. Spin the “this will make your daughter insecure” roulette…

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To the moms who take their squirrely kids to church

Dear Mamas of little ones, I sat behind you in church this week. I saw you struggle with holding two kiddos because the one…

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Are you parenting like a Christian?

I’m fairly certain I have given my children the impression that they are supposed to behave so they don’t embarrass our family or bring…

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4 Tips for Fighting Fair

I have a tremendous flight response. This is why there probably couldn’t be a worse person to write on the topic of fighting fair….

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8 Conversation Starters for Your Marriage

When my husband and I were first married, as we’d drive in the car, we’d occasionally ask each other questions such as “What am…

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Helmet. Bubble Wrap. Knee Pads. Go!

Gah! I am (nearly) speechless! Over the course of three days last week, three news articles informed me that • a New Hampshire school…

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Water the Grass on Your Side of the Fence

Fourteen years ago, my then-boyfriend surprised me by flying from Kodiak Island, Alaska (his home), to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (my home), to ask me to…