Talk about life issues with your kids

How much time do you think parents spend talking to their children in a day?  It’s less than you think.  Some statistics indicate that many parents spend less than 7 minutes per day engaging in meaningful conversation with their children. It’s not about how many hours […]

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Discipline can be discipleship

“My seven-year old is struggling with anger and is fighting with everyone, even at school.”  My teenager keeps on telling me:  “‘You doesn’t like me, you only like my baby brother’ and then she uses that to manipulate me into doing what she wants.”  “My […]

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Mothers of our world

In ancient times, mothers in the East were looked upon with great respect, especially the mothers of kings. Proverbs 1:8–9 (NLT) says: “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace […]

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The art of paying attention

Being a parent is sometimes a bit like being a DJ.  Think about it for a moment.  If you have more than one child, chances are that once they hit school going age, you will find yourself juggling so many things at the same time.  […]

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Trust your instincts when it comes to your kids

Trust your instincts when it comes to parenting your children – it’s called ‘momstincts’. A while back, I wrote a blog post about their being no perfect parents and in my book, Parenting with Courage, I explored what it looks like to be the mother […]

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Sport, parenting and 5 life-lessons

Smelly socks, hungry kids, sweaty bodies and a car full of sports clothes and school books will hold fond memories for me for years to come.  Sport is wonderful.  It is a something that our family really enjoys.  At any given time, one of the […]

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Affirm your child and see them grow

Children who are affirmed and grow up with a positive self-image are a joy to us all. When your child struggles with self-confidence or you see their love tank is heading towards empty, affirm their value and identity to fill them up.  Try the 20 […]

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Power of a mother’s love

A mother’s love is goes deeper than even she could ever have imagined. I know, because I am a mom. Today is World Down Syndrome Day around the world and I would like to salute these moms today!  A Down syndrome child is one who is […]

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Debunking mom myths

Before I had children, I never gave a second thought about being a mom. Soon after I fell pregnant and even after I had my first child, everything changed.  I also discovered a few myths about parenting. I even brought my husband a cup of […]

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Live more!

There is a certainty and uncertainty to life.  It’s risky to choose to live a ‘wholehearted’ life where we allow the world around us to see who we really are;  where we live out of the place of being fully present and vulnerable.  Should we […]

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