Archive for the 'Family Life' Category

Crank Down the Anger

Friday, July 4th, 2014

We finally noticed a pattern. When one of our children got somewhere between nine and fourteen, they’d climb on an emotional rollercoaster and invite us all to join them. Wow, what a tough age to parent! The first time we went through it, we questioned everything, “Is it us? Have we failed in parenting? Is…
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Ten Ways to Get Boys to Do Chores

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Folks, let me tell you this: It is a lot better to have pink underwear than no clean underwear at all. Get your guys doing chores! Here are some things that have helped us (and no, we don’t do this perfectly – not remotely so!) Use manly marketing. If you say, “Sweetheart, could you make…
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A Review: Character Badges

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I was so excited to see that Caroline Allen’s new Character Badges curriculum was a part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! I’ve heard Caroline talking about it and I’ve been wanting to take a look at it.

Q: My Son Blames Everyone But Himself …

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The message started, “[I] desperately need advice …” … My almost six year old always blames me or someone else for his behavior. We are very big on teaching our children accountability. It can be small and big things. Yesterday, I told him he had to put on a coat to go outside. He preceded…
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“I Can’t Do Everything I’m Supposed to Do!”

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

A sweet mama came up to us in tears at last weekend’s conference. She wailed, “I can’t do everything I’m supposed to!” The question we wanted to ask her is “Who told you that you were supposed to do all that?” Yeah, it’s true. There’s a lot you really are supposed to be doing –…
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Q: What Can I Do When We’re Always In The Car?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We have a large family, and the dynamic is so very different. It seems like we’re spending most of the time getting the kids to their various activities and not a lot of coming together any more, aside from meals.  We have been through this at different times ourselves, and frankly, it doesn’t take a…
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Making Biblical Family Life Practical – Is There Such A Thing BIBLICALLY As Men’s Work, Women’s Work?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Tonight, on Making Biblical Family Life Practical, we’re discussing work! Is There Such A Thing BIBLICALLY As Men’s Work, Women’s Work? Is our view of what we should do colored more by the Bible or the 1950s? What can each member of the family do to keep the wheels turning (or the laundry washing)? Tune in…
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Boys and Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Moms tend to be big fans of Valentine’s Day. We love relationship stuff, chocolate, hearts, and flowers. Boys? Not so much. Chocolate is good, but the rest is kind of gooshy. So what do we do about Valentine’s Day in a houseful of boys? If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know we love…
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Snow Joes: Chocolate Snow Cream!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Growing up, my mom always made snow cream (but never from the first snow of the season, though we’ve abandoned that rule as lacking scientific basis , but what we really loved were her Snow Joes. I’ve never heard of anyone else making such a thing, but it was like snow cream, but chocolate. I…
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What’s The One Most Important Thing?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

We recently reached a milestone online – our Facebook page Raising Real Men has gathered 20,000 fans. In the discussion that morning, one of our readers asked, “As a single mom, can you tell me the one most important thing I can teach my son?”

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