Lighting:  How It Affects Your Child Physically, Mentally, and Academically
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Lighting: How It Affects Your Child Physically, Mentally, and Academically

Lighting. Is it that big of a deal? I’m going to share the positives and negatives of different types of bulbs, so you can be intentional about the lighting you use in your home. One day while paying attention to some lighting in my home a light went off for me!  No pun intended. I…

5 Awesome Parenting Books That Totally Shifted the Way I Think About Parenting
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5 Awesome Parenting Books That Totally Shifted the Way I Think About Parenting

How many parenting books would you say you’ve read? Have any of them changed your parenting a great deal? I read a lot of parenting books.  I have a lot of Aha moments while reading, but there are some ideas that I make sure to tattoo onto my brain or tongue.  You know those sentences…

We Strengthened Our Marriage At Weekend To Remember
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We Strengthened Our Marriage At Weekend To Remember

Recently, I kept hearing an advertisement on the radio station I listen to.  They were raving about a marriage conference that is fun, Christian, and practical.  They talked about the rave reviews the event gets. How the Enemy Didn’t Want My Marriage to Improve Every time I heard it, I knew it would be something…

Help, I Need Childcare! (What to Look For)
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Help, I Need Childcare! (What to Look For)

When I first found out I was pregnant, I did not yet know that I was going to be a stay-at-home mom.  I taught at an elementary school, and my co-workers quickly warned me that I better start looking for childcare immediately. They explained to me about the waiting list at the good places and…

21 Ways to Say I Love You to Your Child
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21 Ways to Say I Love You to Your Child

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about how mothers want their children to remember them. I’ve read a lot of answers people gave when asked: How did your parents show love?  Of course, I then started to consider how I want Jock and Luke to remember me.  Not that I hadn’t thought of it before,…

7 Shocking Facts About The Development Of Your Child’s Prefrontal Cortex
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7 Shocking Facts About The Development Of Your Child’s Prefrontal Cortex

Have you heard talk of your child’s prefrontal cortex area of the brain?  Maybe you have.  Maybe you haven’t, but I’m willing to bet, your child’s prefrontal cortex development has played a roll in some of your frustrations. Have you wished you didn’t have to repeat yourself so often to your children?  Has your child…

A List of Parenting Resources: The Best of the Best
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A List of Parenting Resources: The Best of the Best

Lately, I have heard from parents that there are so many parenting resources they don’t know where to start.  I decided to compile a list of my favorite “go-to” resources to share.  The overall theme of this list of parenting resources is positive parenting. As I continue this blogging ride, I excavate more and more people…

You Can’t Afford to Miss One Word of Paul Tripp’s Phenomenal Book
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You Can’t Afford to Miss One Word of Paul Tripp’s Phenomenal Book

If I could only recommend one Christian parenting book to parents, it would be Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family.  Paul  Tripp’s book changed my mindset about my responsibilities as a parent dramatically. For example, a weight lifted off of my shoulders when it was explained what I am called to do, versus what…

Simple Ways to Make Sure the Foods You Feed Your Family Are Safe and Healthy
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Simple Ways to Make Sure the Foods You Feed Your Family Are Safe and Healthy

I was careless on what I put in my body until I found out I was pregnant. I had to kick the habits of smoking, frozen meals for lunch, alcohol, and a gallon of sweet tea nearly every day.  Within 3 days of seeing that positive sign show up, I had all of these habits…