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}

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}

Praying for Fruit; Waiting for Harvest | Hettie Brittz

Immediacy is one of my favorite things. I find deep happiness in a perky voice answering my call after only half a ring and in the same-day delivery option on Amazon. Wouldn’t parenting be a breeze if our efforts could bear same-day fruit? Imagine this: We’d call for generous sharing and – tadaaa! – our sons would offer their sisters half of their desert. Bliss. Well, I’ve tried teaching instantaneous good character, without success. When simply asking didn’t do it, {Read More}

The 6-Word Prayer that Transformed My Parenthood | Eryn Lynum

I’m not sure when I first whispered this plea to the Lord, but it must have been one of those times we parents face often, a moment dripping with fear and anxious thoughts. Six small words slipped off my lips. Little did I know how they’d be a constant companion to me in the following days and, I am sure, the coming years of raising my children. Fear is a too-familiar companion these days. It lurks around every corner, hunching {Read More}

She Says I’m Her Best Friend | Dawn Camp

It took 19 years of parenthood and seven other children before I gave birth to the one I call my mini-me. She arrived the year after my mother passed away, and we moved when she was six weeks old. If that wasn’t stressful enough, we owned two houses for seven months (we bought one before the other sold—never again!). During those long, hard months when I missed my mother fiercely and worried we would lose both homes, this tiny daughter {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Kathleen Fuller

Congratulations to Brenda Murphree who won a copy of Kristy Cambron’s The Lost Castle + a signed book bag! Please e-mail my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com) with your mailing address! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Kathleen Fuller’s Words from the Heart! What was your favorite book as a child? This won’t surprise anyone—the Little House books, particularly Farmer Boy. I loved the description of farm life in that book. Plus, the food—oh, the food! I also liked {Read More}

Homeschool Basics: Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams

Congratulations to last week’s winner: Jessica Lippe — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (amy@triciagoyer.com)! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams (from Homeschool Basics) It’s easy to think about focusing on relationships with others. It’s harder remembering that we also need to nurture our relationships with ourselves. It’s very easy to convince yourself that you to give up all your goals and dreams to homeschool your kids. But {Read More}

Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break

Congratulations to last week’s winners: Katie Anderson and Rayann Jones — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (amy@triciagoyer.com)! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break (from Homeschool Basics) Not that moms need a reason to take a break, but often we forget the importance of why we need one. Here’s my top ten list to help you remember to make mom-time a priority. 10. To have {Read More}

What Homeschooling is Really All About

The number of homeschoolers has grown, and this leaves many people scratching their heads. Is this a cult? Is this a movement? Is this a fad? Before we dig into the how-tis of making homeschool work, let’s talk about what homeschooling is, and what it isn’t. After all, every good structure needs a strong foundation, and for us, a great homeschool is built by knowing the facts. What Homeschooling Is . . . Homeschooling is an educational choice.  Many people {Read More}

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