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Friday Introductions

Friday Introduction: One-year Devotional

  We’ve worked hard with both girls to institute the habit of having a quiet time with God every day. I try to provide them with devotional material that’s age-appropriate, interesting and relevant. As my older daughter has grown into the older tween years, that’s become more and more difficult. The children’s devotionals are too … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: Learning to Be Still (Allison French)

It’s not quite 9 AM and the dishwasher is going, the laundry machine whirring in ritualistic harmony. I’ve worked out, written three emails, balanced the budget, changed two dirty diapers, held an attitude adjustment session, conducted a short phonics lesson, fed three hungry little birdie mouths, started dinner, written a few paragraphs of this blog … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: There is Grace

This motherhood thing can seem like it’s a constant stream of “No,” “Don’t do that,” “Did you do this?” “Why are you doing that?” From changing diapers to packing lunches to disciplining the kids to doing the laundry, so much of being mom is task-oriented, and we can get so caught up in those tasks … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Prioritizing Marriage (Time-Warp Wife)

My husband and I are approaching our 17-year anniversary. I don’t write a lot about my husband in this space, mainly because he’s an intensely private person, and this blog is mostly about parenting, not marriage, but today, I want to talk about marriage. Why? Because our marriages affect our kids. How we treat each … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: You Have Been Invited (and a giveaway)

My girls love to get birthday party invitations in the mail. There’s something special about knowing you were chosen to join in someone else’s celebration. It makes you feel important and included. God gives us all sorts of invitations. He invites us to accept His gift, approach His throne in prayer, marvel at His creation … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Case for Christ for Kids

It’s a cold, blustery, drizzly day here. We probably won’t spend much time outside. I really think the wind is strong enough to blow over my 65-pound 9-year-old. Speaking of that 9-year-old, she’s had a lot of questions lately. Questions about God, heaven and faith. She’s really struggling to understand who God is, whether He’s … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: Teach Me to Serve (and a giveaway)

I love doing Friday Introductions and introducing all of you to the great blogs and resources that are available, but I think that today may be my absolute favorite Friday Introduction so far. A couple of weeks ago, Kristen from Celebrate Every Day With Me did a great guest post in this space about how … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Khan Academy

My older daughter is taking pre-algebra this year. Now, it’s been a really long time since I’ve worked an algebra program of any kind –like 25 years. When she brings home algebra problems that she needs help with, I have to dig deep into the recesses of my brain to figure out how to help … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Clubhouse Magazine

My girls love magazines. They’re quick to read. They hold their interest. The come in the mail. It’s a recipe for success. Too often, though, I’m disappointed with what’s in the magazines aimed at kids, especially girls. Too often, those magazines want my kids to grow up faster than I want them to. It’s important … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: Encouraging Positive Friendships

I’m honored to have my blogging friend, Rosann, from ChristianSuperMom guest posting about friendships today. It’s a timely reminder as our kids head back to school. And congratulations to Cindy Bischoff, who is the winner of our 31 Gifts Utility Tote giveaway. It’s almost that time of year again.  Soon my daughter will be meeting … Continue reading »

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