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body image

Teaching Our Daughters Positive Self-Talk

When my 6-year-old daughter with long, lanky legs called her thighs fat, I knew something had to change. I didn’t know body image issues would come so early.

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Motherhood

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Motherhood

Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.

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Single Mom Mother's Day

To The Single Mom on Mother’s Day

I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and  you may be struggling today on Mother’s Day. You deserve this day the most.

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working mom

Viral Rant “Society to Working Moms” Totally Gets Women’s Stress

While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.

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Good Parenting

When Parenting Isn’t Popular

Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.

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A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.

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College Admission Scandal

Lessons From the College Admissions Scandal

These parents wanted the best for their children. But is any college worth what those families are facing now?

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Spring Break Memories

Spring Break Is for Making Memories

Staycation or vacation? Either way spring break is a time to take advantage of for having fun and creating family memories.

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baby shower

Every Expectant Mom Deserves a Baby Shower Like Meghan Markle’s

One of the greatest lessons motherhood is teaching me is that I cannot do it alone. Baby showers remind us of the help we need from family and friends.

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Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny  

What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods we’ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! It’s a look that’s well worth the wear.

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Birthday parties

When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday Party

My kid’s birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And it’s a really beautiful thing.

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avoiding drama

5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict

Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.

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Helping your child choose a college

Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids as They Consider College and Career

In order for your teenagers to be able to make adult-level decisions, they need guidance. You can help them by asking good questions.

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Body image

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Should Mama Look After All?

How do we treat ourselves well while also remembering that God cares more about our hearts? Can we keep our hearts pure but also enjoy fashion?

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How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt?

How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt?

Guilt doesn’t freshen us and give life—it suffocates us and takes more than we have to give.

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6 Tips to Reduce Stress for Working Moms

6 Tips to Reduce Stress for the Working Mom

When my youngest started preschool, I took my first job outside the home in nearly 10 years. I was frazzled, guilt-ridden, and late everywhere I went.

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wine corks

Can Mommy Have a Drink?

Pretty much everyone has an opinion on “mommy wine culture.” Here’s a few factors to consider if you’re thinking about sipping a glass.

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What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys

I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.

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Cancel Family Dinner

Should Your Family Cancel Dinner?

It’s not always practical to eat dinner as a family. The solution? Give yourself and your family some grace and cancel dinner tonight. 

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Saturdays are for Family

Saturdays Are for Winning

Instead of my husband abandoning us for the woods or holing up in a man cave glued to ESPN, we’ve made fall Saturdays family days.

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Momcations

Yes, Momcations are a Thing

Kid-free trips either alone or with girlfriends is an idea I can get behind.

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7 ideas for engaging with your kids this Summer.

7 Ideas for Engaging With Your Kids This Summer

The school year is filled with other obligations, but the summer belongs to us.

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Respecting Your Son’s Desire to Provide and Protect

God put inside every boy something that stirs him to be brave and protective.

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Don’t Do Motherhood Alone

Having another mom who’s already been through both the calm and rough waters of your current stage in life can be a beautiful gift from God. Here are some suggestions for finding that kind of mentor.

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25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy

Use this helpful list as a springboard for spending quality time with your sons.

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Becoming a Mom A Process of New Discovery

Facing the upcoming birth of our first baby has caused me to struggle with my change in identity … but perhaps it isn’t a “new” identity after all.

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Can a Mom Be Too Close to her Daughter?

We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.

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Not Every Mom Must Be a Natural Homemaker

Sincere love and an emotional haven are worth so much more than a perfect house and a gourmet meal.

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Families in America

What Is Your Family’s ‘Brand’?

An important part of parenting is determining who you are, what things you stand for, and how you’ll pass those values on to your children.

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Raising Sons During the ‘Crisis of Manhood’

It’s a daunting era to raise a son into a man, but here’s a game plan for shaping growing boys into godly men.

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