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Potty Training Tips: From Avoiding Big Messes to Fun Learning

Over all, keep it simple. If you manage to find success with one of these, don't feel like you need to try them all! There is no 'one size fits all' to potty training so listen to your littles, address their needs but be firm in your style and chosen method.

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My Brutally Honest Review of Homeschooling (Pre-K)

The big kick in the butt came when we decided to take a break, spending a few days away from ‘school’ and just focusing on bonding again, enjoying each other’s company. A few days turned into a week, a week turned into a month and before I knew it we had completely deserted our homeschool program altogether.

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God’s Gift of Grace: Testimony Tag

This is important to understand. We were not saved by the blood of Christ to stand silently in the back. We were saved so that His works can be done through us, so that others may be saved as well, so that our old ways become dead to us and we can wear with honor The Armor of God.

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What Has Parenting Taught You About Life and People?

10 Things being a mother has taught me about life and people. From social anxiety to spiritual growth and house rules. What has parenting taught you?

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Parenting With Addiction: Ending the Madness

Still, as difficult as this road has been, the rewards have been twice as powerful. The reward of knowing that my children will have their mother, not an absent parent. The reward of knowing others have found comfort in the testimonies shared here, if only for a moment. Just long enough to spark the fire of recovery within them as well. These alone have been an honor I had underestimated and at times over looked.

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Homemade Potpourri Bible Lesson

This activity can be used to teach your children the importance of daily devotionals, speaking kind words to their peers regularly and/or the overall idea that our minds and bodies need to be reminded of positive teachings throughout our lifetime.

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Speaking Out Hurts

Why Bother?

I tell myself I am speaking up for those who can't. I tell myself that God gave me this gift not for my own purpose but for His works to be done. I tell myself of course there will be haters.
But none of that makes it any easier. Especially not when that hate and judgement is the same voice I have fought against my entire life.

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Finding the Mother My Children Need When All I Want To Do Is Scream

I wasn't ready to be a mother, and because of that I haven't always been the mother my children need.
Most recently, I found myself lost without a clue what to do when my oldest had a major meltdown, allowing her possessive jealousy to get the best of her.

I needed a second to breath, to stop shaking. If there was a solution I wasn't going to find it burried under emotional outbursts. Only with calm, clear intention.

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Parenting With Addiction: Accepting Truths Without Judgement

You have to look at the people who have overcome these lifestyles.
Those same people understand the harshness and hardships that only the victims and abusers who struggle with such vileness can.
They can tell you how an addict thinks, how they map their thoughts all out in their heads, connecting lies to truth and covering tracks.

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Miscarriage and Dismay

They Say "Tell Me About It" But there are no words colorful enough Closing my eyes desperate to pray away the pain Holding onto hope in the midst of this daunting strain

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He Must Like Her, You Know How Boys Will Be Boys!

...he was most likely taught all about the golden rule 'treat others as you would wish to be treated' but it was muffled by the sound of his fathers laugh as he spit out, "Oh well, boys will be boys."

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15 Simple Cleaning Hacks

15 Simple Cleaning Hacks For Busy Parents Easy ways to stay ahead of the chaos and keep your home looking presentable. One thing we are all familiar with (some of us too well) is how quickly the littlest household tasks can pile up. From keeping up with unused items lying around to finally tackling that… Continue reading 15 Simple Cleaning Hacks

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Parenting With Addiction: Pushing God Away

Until I could admit that I had been wrong, living a lie and allowing it to affect my own daughter, I couldn't get anywhere in life. Not spiritually, anyway.

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Why I Love Jesus: Guest Post

In this Guest Post Nicole opens up about faith in the face of 'failure' and letting a loved one go, knowing the Lord is with them even if they chose not to see Him, among other things.

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Remember the Mess

I don't have the memories of my mother struggling. I want my girls to remember the insanity. The chaotic collection of all that we encountered together as a busy, sporadic family.