Do More of What Makes You Happy – Parenting Twins Article

I’ve been learning a lot about slowing down and taking moments of rest. As a teacher, a wife, a mom of two active boys, a leader within my church, a friend, a daughter, there are times where I have found myself going, going, and going and doing, doing, and doing with no signs of stopping. I’ve been learning the importance of having a rhythm and incorporating REST into that rhythm. In all of that, I’ve also been trying to do…

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5 Ways to Get It All Done – Parents Article

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him,    for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 I wake up every Monday morning a little anxious. Ok if we are being real here, I wake up Monday mornings more than a little anxious.  Mondays for me can feel a little overwhelming with reviewing all I have to get done for the week. It starts really on Sunday evenings. Do you ever feel that way? I always said we need…

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A Mindful Parenting Moment for Challenging Times – Parents Article

Mindful Parenting Moments for Challenging Times Challenging times. We all have them. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. I know this as truth from the sheer fact that we are all human. No exceptions. Period. So, since we’re all going to have rough patches, we might as well find something we can do to lessen their length, as well as their impact upon us. Two Minutes to Calm Here’s a two minute video excerpted from The Joyful Parent 4-week Online Course.…

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This is pure joy in foster care. – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Sarah Harmeyer ____________________________________________________________________________________ Pure joy. There are moments like that in foster care. Moments your heart bursts with love and fullness. Moments the smile just won’t leave your face. It’s those moments, those soul-soaring gifts from our kiddos that we cherish long after the child leaves our arms. It was like that one night with one of mine.My new-to-speaking kiddo was having a tough day. When he’d first…

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Stop Raising Your Voice, Stop Raising Your Blood Pressure – Parents Article

Stop Raising Your Voice, Stop Raising Your Blood Pressure It’s easier said than done, right? You wake up with the best intentions, promising yourself it’s going to be a calm, relaxing, stress free day…then BOOM…it happens. Things get a bit harried, the bickering starts, then the whining, then the screaming…until, you’ve reached your limit and start yelling in frustration yourself.  Then the guilt sets in. You start feeling bad that you “lost it”. You start feeling like you fell short…

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The Care and Keeping of Challenging Children – Parents Article

See our entire program HERE! The Care and Keeping of Challenging Children If you parent or care for a challenging child, nobody has to tell you how trying, frustrating and overwhelming it can be for you. You’re in the thick of it and face it, sometimes, on a daily basis. And the thing we may not stop to consider is that the children who trigger all of this in us are feeling exactly the same way!  The Price of Punishment …

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Angry, Worried Kids {Activities the Help} – Parents Article

For Early Childhood Angry, Worried Kids Helping kids cope with BIG feelings can be a REALLY BIG job. Having the best information, tools and strategies at your fingertips makes a world of difference. Translating the research into fun, usable activities that make a difference in the lives of kids is what we are known for…and we are happy to dish it all up in this new program for parents…those of you on the front lines, 24/7. In our 4-week, on-demand…

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Joy At the Table from The Trunk of My Car – Single Mum, Parents Article

by Evelyn Terry | May 28, 2017 | Blog, Lets Talk | Heyyyyyy mommies!!! How often do you and your family eat a meal together? When was the last time you sat down together at a table, with no interruptions, no gadgets, phone or toys and enjoyed each other?? If you can hardly remember, then you’d probably want to keep reading and see how my friend Tia Norman decided to bring JOY to the table by simply writing…

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