6 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make | Ginger Hubbard

Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you frustrated because nothing seems to work? It could be that faulty child-training methods have snared your line of thinking. A quick bribe or mild threat looks appealing to a parent’s appetite for gaining control of a child, especially in a hurried situation. So, we take the bait — hook, line, and sinker. It’s not until later we {Read More}

Why Are Kids Impatient and Mouthy?

I sat in the doctor’s office and watched as another mom hurried in with two kids. She made sure to let the front desk clerk know she was early and expected to be able to get in right away. She also let them know (about a dozen times) that she wasn’t happy with having to fill out the necessary paperwork for herself and her kids. “I would have picked this up ahead of time, filled it all out, and made {Read More}

16 Ways to Offer Yourself Grace As a Mom

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need anyone to point out my flaws … because I’m a tough enough critic all by myself. It’s easy for me to see another mom and want to tell her, “It’s okay, you don’t have to be perfect. Don’t stress yourself out trying to be.” Yet I have a hard time speaking those words to myself. I always feel as if I can do better. Always. For so many years I woke {Read More}

Tiffany Bluhm Invites Readers to Experience Healing and Companionship

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Tiffany Bluhm’s Never Alone. Winner will be e-mailed next week! Loneliness is on the rise in our society and impacting people of all ages. Research has shown that it increases stress and high blood pressure, weakens blood flow and immune systems, and is linked to mental disorders, depression, and even early death. It isn’t something to ignore, but rather it’s a signal for us to pay attention. Unfortunately, its negative {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Katie Ganshert

Congratulations to Kathleen E Belongia who won a copy of Susan Meissner’s As Bright As Heaven! Please e-mail my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com) with your mailing address! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Katie Ganshert’s No One Ever Asked! What was your favorite book as a child? The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster! It was the first book I remember absolutely captivating me as a kid. I couldn’t put it down. What book did you read that {Read More}

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Prayer Lord, I don’t know when I started believing the lie that more is better. More things consumes my time. More activities take me away from those closest to me—and away from time with you. More desires fill me with longing instead of thankfulness, yet even when I receive what I think I want, it leaves me with emptiness inside. Today, Lord, I {Read More}

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