Attentive listening is arguably the supreme gift we can give children of any age, but especially our teenagers. And the big bonus is that it doesn’t cost a cent.
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This is one of the most uncomfortable parts of parenthood, right? Speaking with our children about intimacy, sexual relationships and other really personal topics such as how treating sexually transmitted diseases is usually simple if you do it on time. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Dina Alexander, from Educate and Empower Kids, has made this […]
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews our good friend Amy McCready about her book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy shares three powerful tools from the “Un-Entitler Toolbox” included in her book and offers perspective on the underlying causes and solutions for entitlement. Show Notes The Me, Me, Me […]
In this podcast Desiree Ward talks about how she has implemented daily quiet time with her children. April and Desi share their top tips for making quiet time a success for you and your children! For more ideas on creating a special quiet time at your house check out April’s original post, Mommy’s Quiet Time […]
I (April) met Joanne Miller in person a few months ago, though I’ve known of her for years. Knowing what I know now, I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to find her. You know how deliberate motherhood feels utterly impossible sometimes? Maybe you feel like you’re stretched too thin or that the cards are totally stacked […]
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
There are many things I want to do in my life and most of them are made more difficult by motherhood: write books, travel the world, get a master’s degree, read more, learn photography, take classes in everything from art to astronomy…Ultimately I realized, who I want to be is more important than all of those things that I want to do.
Desperately looking for a few quiet moments to think? Is there spit up all over your last clean shirt? If we want to strengthen the next generation of mothers (and ourselves), the details of our challenges can’t be forgotten. Here are some ideas to help.
When I was younger, my dream was to be a mom. I envisioned myself married, having four kids (two boys and two girls, of course) and wearing scarves on my head (hey, I was born in the 70’s!) while driving everyone around to Little League.
Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
With all your holiday to-dos, have you made time and space for what’s most important? As the Christian seasons of Advent and Christmas are right around the corner, here are 4 simple ideas to make time for Scripture during this festive, full, and sometimes frantic season of our lives as mothers.