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raising boys

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[...]

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[...]

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 dad[...]