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  • Handling Our Expectations

    Being a mom is a hard job. But often time the problem is not so much with our children, as it is with US. How are you handling your expectations with your older children? Misplaced expectations will eventually catch up with us, but there are a few things you CAN expect with your children.

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  • Mother’s Day Boot Camp

    Mother’s Day Boot Camp began many years ago. My sons were very small, and instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself that no husband was around to take them shopping or demand they leave me alone for an uninterrupted nap, I elected to teach them how to honor me (and other important women in their lives) on Mother’s Day.

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  • What’s Your Security?

    What are you trusting to be your safety net? Which life preserver do you cling to when the waters rise and the waves crash around you? As you shuffle your way along life’s path, what do you grasp to try to keep you safe?

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  • Life Is Hard; Trusting God Is Hard

    No one loves hardships. We’d prefer a “happy little family.” But even for families that seem to have that picture-perfect life, it’s temporary because life promises one thing: adversity.

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  • Favorite Traditions to Prepare for Easter

    Easter is especially sacred since it is the time to remember, reflect, and commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus to redeem a lost and depraved world. Here are some favorite traditions to prepare your heart for Easter and implement into your family's holiday.

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  • Giving Kids An Allowance

    It's all a balancing act when it comes to parenting. But when opportunities arise that set your child up for success, we should jump on them. Let's talk about 3 simple, but practical ways to teach kids about money. Keep the perspective that you are training them to be wise with their finances when they leave home. They’ll thank you for it later.

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  • Happy Birthday, Sara!

    As a single mom raising young kids, you have many questions. "How can I lead when I’m a mess myself sometimes?" Or, maybe you just find yourself feeling helpless and hopeless. But you must remember you are never alone.

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  • The Pink Corsage I Disliked

    As a single mom, Mother’s Day can seem like the hardest day of the year. Rather than spending this holiday focused on what's missing let us turn to Jesus to see how he has filled us with exactly what we need to rejoice in this season.

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  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Piece by piece sin erodes our freedom and we don’t notice the transitions until one day we’ve slipped past the point of who we wanted to be. One thing leads to another, but Christ can help.

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  • When Thoughts of Suicide Slip In

    So what can you do if you are having suicidal thoughts? First of all, know this. There is help. There is hope. Don’t try to go it alone.

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