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Q&A How do you deal with scared kids at night?
A mom in one of my Facebook groups asked, How do you deal with scared kids at night? my child comes into our room nearly every night terrified - scared of the dark, scared of nightmares, all kinds of things. People tell me to put him in bed and spank him if he gets out,…
Mother’s Day: Disappointment or Happiness?
It happens too often. A friend posts about how disappointed she is in how her family celebrated her birthday or Mother's Day. She's hurt or angry and she's sure no one really cares about her. Is that true, though? You know it isn't. I used to feel the same way and I couldn't ask for…
What To Watch (Out For) During The Big Game
How would you like to earn $186,000 per second? All you have to do is sell one 30-second commercial break during the 2020 Super Bowl telecast. That's what the Fox Network is charging - $5.6 million per half-minute. Now, if you were going to spend that much money ... you'd probably want to make a…
Gestational Diabetes
Many years ago, I posted this on my first blog. I find myself still linking to it again and again, so I thought it was high time to move it over here. Gestational diabetes continues to be a big problem among the young moms I know, even though some people don't think gestational diabetes is…
The Remarkable Potential of Teenagers
The oncologist looked at Hal skeptically. “Well,” he conceded, “if you feel up to it, you can travel. And you can speak from the platform. But you can’t stand around shaking hands afterward – your immune system is going to be completely shot.” The results had come back from the biopsy – he had advanced…
Five Things You Need to Know About Your Boys & Internet Porn
"I don't know who else to talk to. My little boy has been watching horrible stuff. I don't know what to do." There are five things we wish all parents knew about internet porn. If they did, there would probably be a lot fewer of these heartbreaking messages for us to answer! (Note, this post…
Movie Review –The Post
Everyone thought newspaper heiress Katherine Graham was in over her head in serving as the publisher of The Washington Post, but then she had to face a decision that would rock even the most experienced newspaperman. It was 1971 and Americans were growing weary with the war in Vietnam. The first military advisors were sent…
Don’t Laugh. You Just Need to Understand Southerners and Snow…
We travel all over the continent speaking, so we have friends from Manitoba to Miami. Practically all of them that live north of the Mason-Dixon Line love to laugh at how we Southerners react to snow. We admit, it is a bit humorous. Hal used to work for the power company. If he stopped at the grocery store…
Christian Health Care Sharing – After Several Years and Claims
A few years ago, we got a very upsetting letter from our insurer - our rates were going up to $2500 a month, which was literally impossible for us. Several friends have received similar letters this month, so we thought it was time for an update on our experience with a totally different system. For several…
Review: Homeschool Mom Fitness
This post may contain affiliate links which provide commissions that help keep our ministry going. Thanks for clicking! One of the wonderful things about homeschooling is that you can stay in your pajamas on the couch many days. One of the bad things about homeschooling is that you can become a couch potato if you're…

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