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The Only Way to Parent With Confidence

Until our first-born arrived, none of us had ever parented before. It all feels like an experiment with a lot of uncertainties. What makes it possible to parent with confidence?   Most of us would say that we love being a parent . . . at least some of the time, right? But being a parent (noun) […]

Kids In The Kitchen: What Can You Expect?

Do you let your kids in the kitchen to help? In the words of Dr. Suess, “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good!” Including kids in the kitchen is good for so many different things. Life skills . . . reading (and following) instructions . . . self control […]

A Powerful Skill To Improve Your Child’s Safety

It’s no secret that the world we live in holds myriad threats to a child’s safety. Even normal, daily activities can sometimes be dangerous. A child could get hit by a car in a parking lot. Snatched by a stranger while shopping with mom. Injured by an animal while biking around the neighborhood. Any number of things can happen […]

Joy of Being Ordinary: Interview with Lea Ann Garfias

Today, I get to interview Lea Ann Garfias, author of Rocking Ordinary. Her answers to the questions I asked give us a glimpse into the joy she finds in being ordinary. I hope you enjoy her perspective and come away encouraged that all the ordinary activities that fill your days are divinely appointed to make an extraordinary difference. Amazon affiliate links included for […]

4 Ways to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Kids

Wondering how to instill a good work ethic in kids? Start practicing these 4 habits.   Do you ever shake your head at the energy and enthusiasm your kids display until it’s time to work? You know those little toys with lots of joints held taut by a piece of elastic? When you press the base to loosen the elastic, they […]