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31 days of proactively praying for your kids (and grandkids!)

Raising kids can be so hard. They cause you to worry, stress, fret, cry . . . pray. Your daughter is struggling in school,…

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2 Questions to Ask Your Kids Today!

Journalist Hilde Kate Lysiak broke a news story about a neighborhood murder. After talking with neighbors and police, she posted a full-length story and…

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6 ways to show your kids they are precious to you

Adam LaRoche—a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox—walked away from 13 million dollars. When the team’s vice president told LaRoche that his 14-year-old…

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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….