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Giving our children everything they want….

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Post by Homeschooling with the Trivium.

Hands Free Mama

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Tweeting about the new 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! by Rachel Macy Stafford. Book available January 7.

Helping or Enabling? by Ingrid Schlueter

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

“…Enablers are the people within families who perpetually facilitate the destructive and toxic behavior of the one I call the Destroyer….Without the assistance of enablers, toxic individuals within families are isolated. Toxic individuals grow worse when their egos are sustained and filled by those willing to serve as human air compressors. This may be a […]

Some Thoughts on Ephesians 6:1-4

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring […]

Two Types of Critics

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

There are two types of critics/criticism: 1. The educated critic/criticism — This is a balanced critic/criticism, analyzing opposing viewpoints in order to find truth. He is not afraid to listen to others and will gladly consider other viewpoints other than his own. Children learn this type of behavior from their parents. 2. The pervasive critic/criticism […]

More on video games

Monday, March 18th, 2013

I wanted to post a bit more on the video game question. The same applies to any screen-type activity. This article by Deborah Scott gets to the heart of the issue. A Confession. For a fleeting moment one morning I thought, “You know, if I just used the internet as a reward, I could get […]

Please Listen to This

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

You Don’t Have Any Parenting Guarantees by Brad Bigney

From Our Readers: Beginning Sewing Tips

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

One way to introduce small children to sewing is to use plastic canvas with yarn and a large plastic needle. The needle is not sharp and the holes in the canvas are large. When my daughter was 2 we bought her some plastic canvas and needles and just let her play with them. At that […]

My Response is My Responsibility

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs discusses the idea that he always wants to blame Sarah, his wife, for the things she does wrong. Watch and listen what he has learned about how this type of response is a mistake.

Hands Free Mama Blog

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

So far, every post I’ve read on the Hands Free Mama blog is a “you just have to read this” article, but here are two I specifically suggest for you. Notice the Good How to Miss a Childhood

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