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These are the toys they keep coming back to

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. After five kids and five grands, these are the toys they keep coming back to. 1. Cash Register 2. Xylophone 3. Play-Doh 4. Pick-Up Sticks 5. Weaving Loom 6. Toy Doll House Furniture 7. Hot Wheels 8. Pop Gun 9. Small […]

Unsure of what to expect?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The Top Thing Parents Can Do to Turn Kids into Successful Adults And only one in four parents are doing it, according to a recent report. by Annie Holmquist Last week, Business Insider ran an interesting article listing 13 things parents can do to turn their child into a well-adjusted, successful adult. The first thing […]

Sit By Me, Mom

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Is it necessary for my child to do all his schoolwork on his own? I sit on the couch with my 10-year-old son and help him with the introduction to his assignments. For example, with his math lessons, I go through the lesson with him (takes us five minutes), and then I’m off and he […]

Hands Free Mama Give-Away

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. UPDATE: Our winner is Stephanie McClure! We have three items given to us by Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford to give away. ‘House Rules’ Print ‘Live Hands Free’ Bracelet One copy of Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

The Conversation I Almost Missed & the Future It Could’ve Cost

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

“I thought it was my job to teach my children a lesson. But what I was teaching them was that I could never be satisfied. I was teaching them to confide in someone else -— someone who would be more understanding and less reactive. I was teaching them to strive for perfection, no matter the […]

Teaching our children “empathetic assertiveness”

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

By Lena Aburdene Derhally “…I have seen anxious people do things that make them uncomfortable because of guilt. I have seen people let others push and bulldoze their boundaries because they felt bad about saying “no” to someone or didn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. Again, while it is of the utmost importance to be […]

How to Make Sure Everyone on Facebook Knows You’re the Perfect Christian Parent

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

“This Christian parenting social media scorecard has everything you need to insure that YOU, yes YOU are the holiest parent on the social media scene. After all, how will people know unless you show them repeatedly? #Hilarious….” Read the rest of the article here.

How do you teach a person to think?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dear Laurie, I recently took my 14-year-old stepson out of public school. He’s a mess — he hates school, isn’t learning anything, and doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span. What curriculum can I buy which will teach him how to think? This is a likable young man who does not get into […]


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