1. Do Something Unexpected! (Your kids will love it!)

    I am a fairly color-in-the-lines type of person, and my kids are often, uh, not so much.  Why walk down the stairs when you can jump?  Why go around the…

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  2. Is Social Media Making Biblical Issues Out of Issues that Aren't?

    Okay, so this topic doesn't fit with what I usually post, but it's something that I've been thinking about a lot lately.  And it has to do with parenting boys,…

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  3. Encouraging Creativity in Kids

    Do you ever find yourself discouraging the very traits that you want to be encouraging in your kids? I've been thinking about this lately.  I really want my boys to…

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  4. Expectation

    The countdown has begun for the arrival of baby boy #4... Our other boys were born at 37, 38, and 38 weeks, so it could be as soon as next…

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  5. Teaching Kids to Serve Others

    One of the things that my husband and I desire for our children is that they learn to serve others.  We want them to consider others as more important than…

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  6. Book Review: The Money Saving Mom's Budget

    A couple months ago, I was selected along with several other bloggers to receive a pre-release copy of The Money Saving Mom's Budget to review.  I have enjoyed reading Crystal…

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  7. Raising Boys in a Digital Age

    Yesterday, Aidan and I were reading about the tobacco trade in the Virginia Colony in the 1700's. Most Virginians sent their tobacco across the ocean to be sold in England,…

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  8. Is Money a Source of Pressure?

    Does it seem to you like things are getting to be more expensive lately?  We are finding that groceries especially seem to be going up, or maybe it's just that…

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  9. Things You Say When You Have a 2 Year Old in the House

    Get down off the table! You may not tell Mommy "No!" What's in your mouth?  Show me what is in your mouth!" We write only on paper.  No, not on…

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  10. Embracing God's View of Children

    Brothers Photo Attempt - July 4, 2010 Last night, my husband and I were watching TV when a Mirena birth control commercial came on.  I watched it in awe.  Awe…

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