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Lessons from the Bookstore

Teaching your kids about responsibility and discipline is about as fun as pulling teeth. Tiger teeth. Even that first sentence wasn’t that fun to write, but as a parent, you know that’s part of the gig. The reason we have jerk 15-year-olds… Read More

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The World’s Toughest Job

What is the world's toughest job? Happy Mother's day weekend, Moms! Read More

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Things Change – So We Did Too

Since we launched this parenting blog in 2009, some of us have . . . Lost well over 2,000 hours of sleep Changed approximately 14,560 diapers Watched Toy Story 2 . . . 65 times Spent about $200 on teeth we don’t… Read More

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Honesty

By Gina McClain “Do you understand what you just read?” Over Christmas break I was enjoying my favorite past time. . .reading. At one point as I read, my daughter sat down next to me and was quickly engrossed in my book.… Read More

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Good Grief

by Amy Fenton Lee Grief is a natural part of life. Yet, it’s one of the hardest subjects to address as a parent. We don’t want anxiety-ridden kids, so we avoid topics that spur fear.  And we do want joyful homes, so… Read More

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To Shine My Face

By Sarah Anderson The other day I came across a chart highlighting the first five years of life, drawing distinctives for each stage. My youngest having recently turned one, I was drawn to his age noting the things unique and true to… Read More

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Announcing Studio 252 Live

What happens on a Sunday when you have to go out of town or someone wakes up sick and your family can't make it to church? Maybe you can catch an online sermon somewhere or get the gist it from active tweeters.… Read More

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5 Ways People Pleasing Can Undercut Your Parenting

Ever been called a people pleaser? If you think you have no people pleasing tendencies, just remember how you felt the last time someone criticized you. Not fun, is it? Even those of us who don't think we're people pleasers feel the… Read More

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Dear Discouraged Parent : Read this Before you Implode

Dear Discouraged  Parent, You're not alone. Parenting is difficult at times. In fact, if you're really working at parenting, there's rarely a season that isn't filled with challenges. After seeing too many parents struggle with discouragement, I felt like I needed to… Read More

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Why Kids Should Always Ask Why

Your kids are back in school for another semester, and you're resolved once again to help them excel. You want them to learn. To grow. To master knowledge. If you bring things back to their simplest form, knowledge often answers the question:… Read More