A Mother’s Main Job (& How to Do it Each Day)

A parent has many jobs, can I get an Amen? But do you know what THE most important job, hands down, for any Christian parent is? Discipleship. In fact, that’s the primary job Jesus left all of us to do (Matthew 28:19) as Christians, so how much more is this command given to parents, backed up with the commission to “train and nurture them in the admonition of the Lord?” We all agree on the principle. But how to do […]

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Watch My Session Today About Getting Rid of Homeschool Stress at the Homeschool Teaching Summit

  Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? Kelly Crawford, 10:30 AM CST • A Closer Look at “School” vs. “Education” Jesus • How traditional “schooling” doesn’t work • Educating your children effectively AND stress-free Register Now to Watch for Free Need a homeschool-year-energy-boost? The Homeschool Teaching Summit (a free online event October 16-21) will bring you exclusive, Christ-centered encouragement, parenting help, and life-balance guidance to refresh your excitement for the homeschooling journey, equip you with practical teaching tools, and transform your vision for […]

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Join Me for the Homeschool Summit–a FREE, Online Homeschooling Conference | 25+ Speakers Offer Practical Homeschooling Advice

Free! Learn from 25+ speakers about how to balance parenting and homeschool teaching this October 16-21.    &  present . . . Finding it difficult to balance homeschooling and parenting and real life? Then this is for you: The Homeschool Teaching Summit, coming October 16-21, will bring you exclusive, Christ-centered parenting, encouragement, and life-balance guidance to . . . Refresh your excitement for the journey Equip you with practical tools Transform your vision for Christian education and discipleship Register Now for Free!! […]

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If You’re a New Mom Afraid of Doing it Wrong, Lean in Close

So you’re a young mom, maybe a new mom, afraid of doing it wrong? Of course you are. That’s perfectly normal. It makes you a good mom who cares deeply for her child. But let me give you some advice from a seasoned place of mothering for 23 years…. We’re all afraid of doing it wrong and that fear doesn’t really get better with age and you need to go ahead and settle the fact that you will do a […]

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What I’m Doing About My Aging Face

OK girls, this is pretty exciting and I just wanted to let you all know about it. I’m aging. We all are, but you know that place where you finally realize you might need to try putting something on your face besides coconut oil or your cheapo go-to moisturizer? Well I’m there. And I’m pretty particular about what I put on my skin. I don’t do the parabens and chemicals I know are toxic. I’m not a purist, but I […]

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Hurricane Relief For Our Friend & His Missing Family

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UPDATE: Josh located his family today, 5 days after the storm. I don’t know many details, but the relief crew is still going with supplies to assist families in the area. With the tremendous damage left int he wake of the Houston flood and now Irma, opportunities abound to extend love and practical help to so many who need it. In fact, there can be so many opportunities, you don’t know which one to take. If you have desired to […]

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Children: The Life Gift That Brings the Sweetest Death

She’s the fiery one, the sneaky one, the one full of life and passion. The one God sent to show me myself…to rub off the edges. How can I imagine life without her? She’s the one born after our  decision to receive our children from God’s hand. Had we not been asked the question… not been challenged, not been given that book that made us ponder, not been prodded by the Holy Spirit–she would not be here. My fourth born […]

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Building Family Relationships: Helping Siblings Bond

We all desire (or should) to build family relationships, and help our children tie heart strings with each other.  “Sibling rivalry” is so common that it’s tempting to just accept it. But though it is common, and I would even say normal, we shouldn’t actually accept it, as Christian families. I know, this is HARD!!! It is possible and appropriate that siblings should share some of the tenderest, sweetest and most protective relationships of all.  But unless we understand this […]

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The Homeschool Advantage: Relax, You’re Already a Teacher

Are you a homeschooling mom who is always worried that you’re not doing it right, measuring your methods against the conventional classroom? Researchers tell us that the ideal teaching situation is one teacher for one or a few students; so by default, the one teacher per classroom full of students is NOT the ideal, it’s just the reality, and the classroom methods used are the best way to handle that disadvantaged reality. Your reality looks different.  Shouldn’t you consider, maybe […]

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Training Children: The Life Work

“The parent’s part is to train them for life, to send them out of the home ready for whatever duty or mission God may have ready for them….What we want to do with our children is not merely to control them and keep them in order, but to implant true principles deep in their hearts which shall rule their whole lives; to shape their character from within into Christlike beauty, and to make of them noble men and women, strong […]

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