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gifts for new mom

7 gifts for moms that are not baby-related

Buying gifts for new moms that aren't baby-related and that she is guaranteed to love just got easier with these 7 ideas. Parents of newborns are often given everything they need to celebrate and take care of their new little one.  From cute little onesies to stacks of much-needed pampers, baby items can quickly take over their home.  It's easy to overlook the woman who just carried and delivered the little one. Even though it's easy to only ask about the baby, don't ignore showering the n[...]

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[...]

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[...]

5 simple organizational tools for busy parents

(Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.) The kids are back in school. You have worked hard to get your routines in place, but somehow a pile of papers is starting to grow on your counter.  How do YOU keep everything organized now that school is in full swing? Whether you need to organized school supplies or the big pile of papers coming home with your kindergarten, I have done it all w[...]

You’re not listening to me: 3 reasons why your kid doesn’t want to talk to you (+ what you can do improve)

One challenge of being a mom is creating a relationship where our children want to talk to me. Those days of constant chatter about everything from their latest poop to their biggest dream when our children were little, seem so fleeting. I had no idea just how much I would miss the oversharing of my little fellas. Now with our fellas older, I find myself hunting for the right question. You know the one question that would lead to them sharing the details of their day. The one question that would get more[...]