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Where are you living?

Life is transition, whether we realize it or not. To think it is static is to buck up against a hard reality. To believe that things will never change – whether good things or bad things – belies the truth.I have been guilty of living in the past.Nothing good in my life ever happened without a struggle. Loss, dreams…See More
May 30
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How to talk to adult children

 When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment.Through the years, you had to go with the flow in talking to your child. Middle child brought another shifting. In the teen years, you might have felt like you were talking to an alien.While your 3-year-old might have…See More
May 22
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Are you a tired Mama? Are you being listened to?

The fatigue that accompanied mothering when the children were young was sometimes crippling. A day of stress on top of stress took a toll. By the time their dad came home, I was a depressed puddle of a mess. One thing that invigorated me was going to a mom’s group, or a homeschool mom’s group.  We would gather, swap war stories, share ideas, and pray for one another.  Going to one of these meetings was sure to lift my spirits. I often wondered why. Now I understand it. On puddle days, sometimes…See More
Jan 13
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Help! I need a more organized mind

I need a more organized mind!I am a self-professed dingbat. My dingbat-ed-ness has been getting worse.Age? Maybe. But it comes and goes and on some days I am sharp as a tack.Allergies? Big factor. On those days when every count on every measure is skyrocketing, my brain gets super foggy.Stress? Absolutely.I love my brain. It’s my favorite place to hang out. But it doesn’t always cooperate when stuff needs to get done.I KNOW I’m not the only one who struggles with this.A big part of the issue is…See More
Aug 30, 2016
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Father's Day DIY Gifts

OK I will confess that I found the second Father’s Day DIY idea here on Pinterest a few years ago. The execution of that pinning pro was much more lovely than ours, but that doesn’t really matter.When you’ve been parenting a long time, these holiday gifts become more challenging.  We’ve gone through all the young kid crafts, like the paper tie and the construction paper cards.  My husband is not a sports fan or a golfing guy so it is even more challenging. When the kids were quite young, I got…See More
Jun 7, 2016
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Communication Skills: Actively listening to your child

How are your communication skills, Mama?“You never listen to me!  You’re always interrupting me!”  The little girl in line behind me at the Wal-Mart was screaming at her father.I turned to look and immediately recognized an all-too-familiar sight:  It was dinner time and the daddy was rushing around Wal-Mart with his two preschoolers trying to run a last minute errand.The oldest, a girl about four, was clearly exasperated with her father’s inattentiveness.  The youngest, a boy about two, was…See More
Feb 9, 2016
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for your Man

It is waaaaay too easy for a man to call an 800 number, give a credit card, and have flowers delivered. What thought or effort is involved in that? Come on, guys, you have to try a little harder. Women, if you are looking for something different as a Valentine's Day gift idea for your man, here are a few thoughts:You're the…See More
Jan 25, 2016
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Want to teach your child the value of giving this Chrismas?

“There must be more to Christmas. I think we’re really missing something…..” the character sings in the classic Veggie Tales movie, “The Star of Christmas.”Ever had the same thought? Several years ago with four children and their ever growing wish lists, we knew we had to do all we could to keep the focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the amazing birth of our Lord and Savior. It was important to me that they learn the joy of helping others and learn the value of giving.I surprised myself…See More
Nov 30, 2015
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Do you have nomophobia?

I confess I do.  You probably do too.  My kids definitely do.In a recent article for Zondervan Christian Living, Craig Groeschel admits he has it too.Quoting Psychology Today, nomophobia is “the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact.”Lest you minimize this phenomenon, Groeschel…See More
Nov 2, 2015
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Stress-Free Halloween Party Planning - With a free boo-planner pdf!

Have you looked at the calendar?  My goodness!  The first day of fall has passed and Halloween is not far behind.  Are you having a home party, or do you have to plan a party for your child’s school?   It can be a lot of work with a lot of planning.  This year, make it simpler!To make it even easier, we have created a printable of all the items you would need to buy or find to pull off a simple party for children.…See More
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Where are you living?

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:52am 0 Comments

Life is transition, whether we realize it or not. To think it is static is to buck up against a hard reality. To believe that things will never change – whether good things or bad things – belies the truth.

I have been guilty of living in the past.

Nothing good in my…

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How to talk to adult children

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 8:58pm 0 Comments

 

When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment.

Through the years, you had to go with the flow in talking to your child. Middle child brought another shifting. In the teen years, you might have felt like you were talking to an…

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Are you a tired Mama? Are you being listened to?

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:26am 0 Comments

The fatigue that accompanied mothering when the children were young was sometimes crippling. A day of stress on top of stress took a toll. By the time their dad came home, I was a depressed puddle of a mess.

 

One thing that invigorated me was going to a mom’s group, or a homeschool mom’s group.  We would gather, swap war stories, share ideas, and pray for one another.  Going to one of these meetings was sure to lift my spirits.

 

I often wondered why. Now I…

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3 things moms do to mess up Christmas

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

It’s almost here. Does that thought cause a knot in your stomach?

Like a train barreling down a track, Christmas is on the way.

Can you feel it?

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At 5:50pm on September 23, 2015, Jazelle said…

Welcome to the Mom Bloggers Club, Christine!

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Welcome Christine!

At 6:08am on September 22, 2015, Tiffany Benyacko said…

Hi Christine, what an awesome blog, I like the layout! Welcome to MBC!

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Hi Christine! Welcome to the club:)
 
 
 

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