I am Choosing to Live

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“I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds, and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of … Read more

3 Questions to Ask Your Child Every Night

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I had a charming conversation with my three-year-old right before he went to sleep tonight. I talk to my three-year-old very often right before he goes to sleep, so I thought I’d share what we talked about.  In addition to bringing comfort to my heart, I believe that these conversations are also helping pave the … Read more

Children Are NOT Commodities!

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I don’t usually write a post showcasing another blogger’s post, but this one is worth it. My friend Brittany from The Lily Field, wrote a refreshing, and humorous post proving that it’s possible to raise a child without spending almost $250,000 per child as they grow. Head over and read Brittany’s post – you’ll get some good … Read more

How to Handle Christmas Gift Giving and Receiving

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The tradition of giving and receiving gifts at Christmas time is a bit of a double edged sword – lots of good things involved, lots of parenting challenges as well. Lots of things I don’t want: I DON’T want Christmas gift giving to become the focus. But  also I DON’T want our kids to miss out on a … Read more

Establishing Family Rules

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I don’t want “Because you said so” to be a regular chorus in our household. It’s OK when the kids are two or three, don’t understand why it’s wrong to play with the electrical socket or touch the hot stove, but need to avoid it “because we say so”. In the said situation, we are fulfilling our … Read more

When Your Child Talks Back…

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Has your child started talking back? First, remember that this is a normal part of growing up, and often indicates that your child is developing mentally and emotionally, learning how to express themselves, and establishing personal limits. Second, help your child learn when and in what ways they are able to express themselves effectively without … Read more

The Rejection of Truth

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What appears real is only real because we have created it. Truth is the opposite of what we believe to be true. Paul referred to it as unreal. In his letter to the Corinthians he states, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works” (2Corinthians 2:10). He was referring to the … Read more

Why Your Child Lies and How You Can Help Them

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Parents can pretty get frustrated if their child lies. It worries because we rely on our child telling the truth to know about what they’re doing, thinking and feeling, especially for times when we aren’t right with them. We also don’t like seeing our kids start bad habits. Children lie for different reasons at different ages. Understanding why … Read more

Find a Healthy Living Strategy

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In today’s society, meditation is relevant and popular, but not always easy. What does it require of us? Let’s think about this and realize that meditation requires a healthy lifestyle that includes changes. In fact, it is hard to discuss just one healthy living strategy. However, there are a few easy ways to combine a … Read more