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Being a calm mom: 3 ways to keep your cool when your kids are losing theirs

Raising four sons, I have experienced epic tantrum meltdowns, bad attitudes on the way to school, anger outburst before church, and tirades about the food they don’t eat. Sometimes the out of control outburst of my fellas only led to my own. I’ve reacted when they were little. I was a sleep-deprived momma with three little ones under five struggling with boys who didn’t want to be potty trained, who screamed because they didn’t want to get out the car, or who wouldn’t go to bed because daddy wasn[...]

From fear to faith: 8 scriptures to pray over your children

Does motherhood ever stress you out?We want our children to be okay, to make wise decisions, to be healthy, to choose the right friends, and to follow after God with their whole heart. But if you are anything like me, sometimes I end up parenting from my position of fear of the unknown instead of parenting from the faith in my Almighty Father who knows all. That’s why PRAYER is vital to how we parent our children. Prayer is our way of stepping away from fear so we can walk in faith. We rely less on our[...]

Stop the Summer Slump: 3 easy ways to encourage learning all summer long

We made it. After long hours and days encouraging (sometimes threatening) our children to finish homework, tests, quizzes, and projects, our kids have completed another school year. (Let all the mommas cheer). As parents, we want to embrace lazy days. You know those days where our children stay up late, play video games for hours, and chill out watching tv. After all, those lazy days are needed just as much for us parents as it is for kids. But we can't let all our children have learned start to deteriorate[...]

Cultivating Motherhood: 3 bad habits hurting your relationship with your kids (+ what you can do about it)

Raising four active, strong-willed, rambunctious boys has been and is one of the greatest joys and the biggest challenges of my life. Over the years there have been plenty of mistakes I have made sometimes hurting the very hearts I love so much. I would make promises to myself to do better tomorrow, only to find myself laying in bed praying for God to forgive me for my bad attitude, negative words, and wasted moments. My bad habits made me think I was a bad mother. Have you ever thought that way too? If s[...]

Calm Mom: 3 ways to respond to your tween’s negative behavior without losing your cool

It was a typical afternoon. I stopped to pick up my fellas from their school, the car door opened. Getting in our vehicle, my usually fun-loving, mild-mannered tween clearly was in a mood. “I’m glad to see you,” I said while waiting for my fellas to buckle up. “I don’t see what is so good about it,” my tween mumbled under his breath while slumping into his seat. While riding home in silence, it was clear my fella didn’t want to talk. I wish his tween moodiness stopped in the car, but it was ju[...]