Now I Understand Why You Need God to be a Good Parent

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Good Parent

We Need Guidance to be a Good Parent Have you wondered what it takes to be a good parent? Do you often feel like you are treading unfamiliar waters in your parenting journey? Children don’t come with specific manuals when they are born. If you haven’t already noticed, life can get messy and difficult when you are raising kids. And frustration can take its toll. When I became a mom in 1994, I had no idea what I was doing. I was young and stupid. My ex- husband and I were only married 6 months when my first son was…

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How To Take a Time Out During an Argument

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Have you had an argument with your spouse or kids this week? Has someone in your family frustrated you? If you haven’t already noticed, relationships are messy. I know mine are anyway. And because we are all different, conflict is inevitable. Wouldn’t it be boring if we agreed about everything? Let me let you in on a little secret……….we don’t have to lose our tempers.  It’s going to be okay, even if we don’t win the argument! Take a deep breath and use the following 6 action steps to de-escalate a disagreement: Recognize the need for a time-out. Request a time-out.…


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5 Awesome Reasons Why Motherhood is the Best Job in the World

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Motherhood Motherhood is the best job in the world….others might say it is a role which comes with highs and lows, joy, heartache, fatigue, stress, inadequacy, and worry. Sound familiar? I am sure you can come up with some other choice words to describe your position. There are times when we operate behind the scenes. However, a Mother’s job is the most important one we will ever do. I heard a sweet nugget of truth at church this weekend…”Mothers are incredible, yet sometimes invisible.“(Mark McClelland, 2016) Have you ever felt invisible as a Mother? Do you wonder if your kids…


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10 Fabulous Ways to Work Through Family Conflict

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Differences and Family Conflict Let’s face it…. families have differences and because we have differences, conflict tends to intrude. Therefore, it is important to know how to work through conflict. Not all conflict is bad. I mean life would be pretty boring if we were all the same, don’t you think? Working through conflict in a healthy and positive manner can strengthen any relationship. Below, I will tell you what actions to take to avoid the pitfalls of family conflict.  10 vital actions to employ when working through conflict 1. Set a time and place for discussion. 2. Define the problem and be…


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There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Family

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The Myth of the Perfect Family Have you hoped for a perfect family? What comes to mind when you think about your familial relationships? Some of you find it difficult to think of your family in a positive light. Others might have happy memories.  Many of us have bought into the myth of the perfect family. Why? Our desire is to believe that if we possess certain family values, our families will be perfect. For instance, if a family or individual follows Jesus or practices Christianity, their lives will be absent of heartache. Right? Nope…..I am sorry to be the bearer…


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