Raising kids of faith

Off to a Good Start

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. -Proverbs 22:6 They clomp around the kitchen in our shoes. They stuff dolls up their shirts so they can “nurse.” They plaster their little faces with our mascara, lipstick and eye shadow when we forget and leave our makeup bag…

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Life as a SAHM, Uncategorized

New Growth

Yes, our Christmas tree is still up. We are going for a new record. We are overachievers. I’ve been avoiding the tree, avoiding even looking at it. Which is quite a feat, considering it is an 8 foot behemoth of a blue spruce, taking up the better part of our living room. Branches drooping low, I figured. Needles dropping all…

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Every mom unique, Uncategorized

Are You an “Unnatural” Mom?

Are you an “unnatural” mom? A number of different writers and mothers reassuringly state that no, motherhood does not always “come naturally.” That’s one of the premises behind a book by Hettie Brittz, The UnNatural Mother: Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids. She identifies four types of mothers in the book. First, there are the boxwood moms.…

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Routine? What routine?!

  If I ever say again during some kind of vacation or holiday, “Gee, it will be nice to get back into the routine,” just hit me over the head with a bulk pack of number six diapers. This week has been ROUGH. My almost 4 year old, who has been day and night potty trained for a long time…

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