The Power of Blessing: Four Words All Children Need to Hear | Sally Clarkson

If we are determined to craft a blessing that will endure in the minds and hearts of our children, we must first take initiative and commit to regularly verbalize that blessing. The four “words” below come together over time to build a solid sense of blessing in our children’s lives. Words of God’s Commitment The first step of true blessing is to assure our children of where blessing comes from! If children are to know they are blessed, they must {Read More}

The Most Important Part about Homeschooling

I started homeschooling in 1994. At the time there were no homeschooling blogs, very few curriculum choices, and not very many people to talk with about homeschooling questions. Homeschooling and a Love for Learning I remember one gathering of homeschool moms that I went to. We sat in Linda’s living room and just talked about homeschooling. Some moms had been doing it for a while, and they provided tips. In the midst of their tips there were about 71.3 kids {Read More}

How to Start a Teen MOPS Group

  I get emails all the time from people asking how they can start a Teen MOPS group. Well, here’s some info. How to start a Teen MOPS group: If you’ve followed me for any time on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve heard me talk about Teen MOPS. Teen MOPS is a support group for teenage mothers. It’s part of MOPS International. Basically Teen MOPS is a support group for our youngest moms. I started a Teen MOPS group in Kalispell, {Read More}

Ask Tricia | Adoption

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! My husband and I are considering adopting, we’d like to know which type of adoption have you liked the most? —Elaine Congratulations! Adoption is an amazing {Read More}

Four Ways to Thrive While Raising Difficult Children | by Sally Clarkson

The memory is singed into my mind, easily remembered though it happened so many years ago. Our family of five was moving from California to Texas, a process that would take eighteen hours of plane trips and car rides. For me, the prospect presented a formidable challenge. Finally, we made it to our destination in Dallas, looking forward to dinner at one of Clay’s favorite restaurants. Assuming there would be something to please every palate, he hoped it would be {Read More}

When You’re a Child of Divorce

  I remember the first time I heard that a friend’s parents were divorcing. I must have been 7 at the time, and I didn’t understand. Was that possible? People were allowed to do that? It didn’t seem right. More than that, it seemed wrong. Growing up, I didn’t know my biological dad, and my mom married my stepdad when I was 4 so I remember little before him. They had a fine marriage, but there were always issues. Even {Read More}

Bible Reading Plans for the New Year

Today’s post is brought to you by my friend Kara Chupp over at: http://karachupp.com/ I met Kara through The Better Mom where we both are contributors, and we are so like-minded about many things … including adopting kiddos. Kara shares wonderful info on Bible Reading plans. (Key word on “plans.”) I know you will be blessed!   “Careful planning is part of what makes a person wise and productive. Not to plan is considered foolish and dangerous. This is true even {Read More}

111 Classic Movies to Share as a Family

Just the other day I was looking for a movie to watch with a friend’s kids. They love High School Musical and all the new movies, but they watch those over and over again. Remembering the movies I loved as a kid–and ones my older kids loved–I started making a list of movies I’d love to share with my young friends. I also asked my Facebook and Twitter friends for input. 111 Classic Movies to Share as a Family! Yes {Read More}

A New Family Favorite (& Giveaway!)

A New Family Favorite We have no less than a dozen Bible story books and our kids love to read them. Bella, Casey and Alyssa were excited when the Treasury of Bible Stories arrived. And they were even more excited when I started to read. Rhyming books are always fun. We love Dr. Suess and we love rhymes. What a joy to find a Bible Story book with fun rhymes that catch a child’s interest! There are twenty stories in {Read More}

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”   I’m a project person. I like lists to check off and gold stars (even if they are imagined) placed on my jobs that are well done. As an author I like to type “The End”at the completion of my novels. As a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) leader, I like getting into my car after a meeting and letting out a contented sigh, knowing the speaker’s message touched a great {Read More}

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