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Tagged With: friendship

Grace and Love in a Lolaloopsy Cup

A friend of mine brought me a party on Thursday. She brought cookies, pink polka dot napkins, a Lolaloopsy cup with a striped straw (for the milk to go with my cookies), a princess tiara, and some Mardi Gras beads to dress me up. She didn’t bring me a party because it was my birthday … Continue reading »

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Moms Need Friends, Too

The girls and I went to the arboretum the other day with some friends. We spent hours there walking around. The kids explored the stream bed, watched birds and climbed rocks. My friend and I had a couple of hours to catch up with each other. This has been a whirlwind year. Between homeschooling, working … Continue reading »

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What Our Kids Need to Know

Because we’re homeschooling our younger daughter this year, I spend a lot of time focused on teaching her the things she needs to know to be successful in fifth grade. As I put together lessons and activities, I make sure to cover the things that she will need to know to move on to sixth … Continue reading »

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Choosing Friends Wisely

My older daughter’s birthday was June 1. We were out of town on her birthday, and she and her friends had conflicting schedules for most of June. So, last night, we finally had her birthday party — a sleepover. Since 6 last night, my house has been full of giggly 12-year-old girls. As I watched … Continue reading »

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5 Tips for Helping Kids Resolve Conflict

We’re navigating some tricky friendship waters around our house these days. My younger daughter is having trouble getting along with one of my older daughters good friends. These girls spend a lot of time together, so it’s important that they get along. We’ve been letting the girls try to work things out themselves, but the … Continue reading »

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Making New Friends

My girls spent most of their free time this week and weekend playing with the neighbors. It was a beautiful weekend here. They rode bikes, made a movie and played street hockey. While they had fun, there was some inevitable drama — disagreements and poorly chosen words. I think there’s very little that causes drama in a … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: How Do You View Your Kids’ Friends? (1 Peter 4:8)

Courtesy jscreationzs   “I don’t know what to do,” sobbed my 11-year-old for at least the tenth time. This is what soccer tryouts had reduced her to at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tired and overwrought, she was being asked to make one of the biggest decisions of her short life. And the options were all … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: The Better Mom

I always want to be a better mom. I read books about parenting. I talk with my friends about raising kids. I seek advice from women who have been there, done that. All in an effort to become a better mom. Sometimes, though, when I’m reading those books or talking with my friends, I feel … Continue reading »

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5 Tips for Helping Kids Make Friends

We finished up winter hockey season last weekend. My daughter had a great season. She improved in everything — scored some goals, made some good defensive plays and had a lot of fun. She had more fun this year than she did last year. Some of that is because she’s better at the game. But a … Continue reading »

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I Can’t Do It Alone

I blew it the other day. My youngest daughter was being a drama queen about something one of her friends had said to her. We had hashed and rehashed the issue. She had whined about the situation. I had offered sage advice. I thought it was over. When I called her to dinner, I was … Continue reading »

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