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Motherhood

5 words of encouragement your kid needs to hear from you

In a world pulling at the hearts of our children, we are gatekeepers designed to guard and protect our children from influences that seek to distract them from their kingdom purpose.  As parents, God has entrusted us with our children.  We are equipped to guard their hearts, raise them, and prepare them to walk boldly in their God identity.  How we talk to our children and our words of encouragement about them matters.  But sometimes we miss those moments to speak life into them. We didn't get enou[...]

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7 sanity-saving tips to be a more organized mom

Some days the responsibilities of being a mom can feel never-ending. Chores. Homework. Carpool. Errands. The list goes on and on. Depending on how your day is going, any of us can quickly start to feel like a “hot mess” mom. I get it.  Some days are hard and messy. On those days, it can be hard to remember motherhood is ministry.  You are created to nurture, love, and lead your children, even on the hard days. So what can we do to make the hard days easier? How can we better man[...]

A new norm: 12 ways to thrive as a suddenly-at-home parent

Wow! Within the last week, thousands of schools were closed, and a multitude of parents became “suddenly-at-home” parents. From being told to work from home (if that is even an option) and now being responsible for “homeschooling” your kids, most parents are just trying to figure out the next step. If this is you, you are not alone. Many parents have more questions than answers. We are striving to find some sort of norm, giving more screen time than usual, searching for toilet tissue, and[...]

Keep them learning: 12 online resources to help keep your children learning during school closures

Wow, friends! Current world events are impacting all of us. Like many of you, our fellas are home for an extended period. Although I am totally in for not getting up early and no long drop off lines, I know our fellas are missing out on vital days of learning. Maybe you could use these 12 online resources to keep your children learning during school closures too? Just think, Education Week reports over 46,000 schools are currently closed, scheduled to close, or were closed and later opened, affecting at least[...]

All the feels: 3 tips for raising emotionally healthy boys

As a mom raising all fellas, I often reflect on what it means to raise a boy to become a man. I think of men who have impacted my life and the example our sons have in my hubby. Men who are strong, intelligent, aware, empathetic, compassionate, giving, kind, and loving. Above all, men who love God and love people. So, it’s no surprise I think of how we are raising emotionally healthy boys. From the moment our sons are younger, we nurture and physically care for them making sure they meet developmental[...]