What Names Are You Calling Your Children
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What Names Are You Calling Your Children

A friend of mine is mama to three wonderful sons. I’m sure they’re quite human, with flaws and weaknesses. But I only know that because they have pulses beating. From my friend’s mouth comes life spoken over these sons of hers. She may be younger than me, but she’s a mama-mentor to me especially on…

Are You An inTENtional Mama?
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Are You An inTENtional Mama?

Are you inTENtional in your relationships with your children? Beneath the weight of living and day-to-day responsibilities, it’s so easy to stay in survival mode. We think it’s too hard…we aren’t doing enough…WE aren’t enough. I read an article a while back (forgive me for not remembering the author!) which said something very freeing: “As…

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Finding God In Our School Days

Many of us are gearing up for the upcoming school year.  We’re buying school supplies, hitting the back-to-school sales, registering our kids, and planning curricula.  It looks a bit different for each family and for each route of education. One friend of mine is a single mom whose son is getting ready to enter kindergarten at a…

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The “Yes” Challenge

As a mom, I tend to say “no” a lot.  It has many forms: “maybe in a little bit”…”not right now”…”let me finish this first”…”just a minute” (then an hour passes)…”Mommy’s busy right now”…and so on. And, yes, there are perfectly appropriate times for “no”: “no, don’t touch the stove”… “no, we can’t see them…