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What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom

Do you remember the year you turned nine? How about twelve? I remember. I remember playing outside with my friend Erin. I remember my Cabbage Patch Kid dolls. I remember… Read More

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Hope Boomerangs Back

“Pray for others that you may be healed,” (James 5:16). These words wouldn’t leave me alone. I really needed some encouragement––a prayer, a note, anything. From somebody. From an “other.”… Read More

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It’s All In Your Head : Taming Negative Thoughts on Parenting

About 50,000 thoughts pass through our minds each day. FIFTY THOUSAND. I suspect that number is even higher for parents of preschoolers! It’s true that many of these thoughts are the equivalent of mental space junk— Add milk to the grocery list… Read More

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3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

I yelled at my little one the day after Christmas. Talk about a way to land the jolliest season, right? I know, I kind of jumped right into this thing, but it is our reality and the truth is my heart is still… Read More

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The Simplest Way to Teach Your Kids Self Control

One of the focuses for the the month at Parent Cue is teaching our kids “Self Control.” When I found that out I tried to skip this month. I asked if I could sit this one out because I’m so terrible at that… Read More

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Forgiveness Matters

A while ago something painful happened to our family.  It hurt. It was a betrayal. It was out of our control and it was someone else’s fault.  It left our whole family reeling. The details of what happened are not important, but… Read More

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Guiltless Lessons of Love

We all want to teach our kids to put others before themselves and treat others the way they want to be treated. But how in the world do you do that? That is, how do you do it without using “that” voice:… Read More

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New Year, New Heart

So it's a brand new year. Here's a question to kick it off. How's your heart? The heart is pretty vital. It's what we live out of really; it's the wellspring of life. Our hearts help us feel the highs and lows,… Read More

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How to Get Your Kids to Do What You Want

There was an article recently in TIME Magazine that revealed the results of an American Psychological Association survey showing that a third of teenagers no longer read books for pleasure. As parents, a survey like this may cause us to lecture our… Read More