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Every family has greatness.  Tell us about yours.

We're changing and need your help to better understand

- your dreams for your kids,
- your hopes as mom and dad,
- your needs to get through the day, and
- your feedback to us

Please take the My Great Family Survey.

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Chic (Hip and Feminine) Advent Calendar for Mama :-)

Why leave the mystery of Christmas just for the children?

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How Mother’s Shock Got Kids Doing Chores

Getting kids to help with chores seemed like an ideal requiring extra-superlative effort made by super-moms...

until some ugly attitudes crept up chez nous. Then it became a vital necessity.

Photo at left:  demure Mom Shock.  Below is more what I felt like.

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Mamma's Gifts: Spikey or Awesome...Ah, Both!

This Mother's Day, I was invited to write about Motherhood à la French for our church magazine.  I responded that I really don't know about French mothering, not about American parenting, nor even about godly or Christian mom-ing for that matter either.  I know what we do in our home.  And the best thing that we do is change together.

They wrote back and asked for the article!  So voilà and enjoy!

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Parents Get an Advent Calendar Too!

Advent Calendar for ParentsHappy Advent !

We’re taking the four themes of advent—truth, love, joy, peace—and applying them to the family. One tid-bit per day.

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‘Fess Up When You Mess Up

Mom admitting mistakeThe truth is that parents sometimes mess up (rarely). Do you tell your kids too that it’s OK to make mistakes, just admit it, learn from it, and move on? Do you do it too?

The kids are always watching.

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Movie Review: LOL (Laughing out loud)

My dear sons,

I just saw the movie  LOL (Laughing out loud) and since it’s about the generation gap, I naturally thought about you.  So, I'm writing you this letter...

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Hip Hip Hurray for Home Heroes

Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Father's Day! What happens the other 364 days?

Friends have compared parents to the cathedral builders of old: they never saw the finished work of their daily efforts which are now widely admired. 

No need to wait for future generations.  Help your children recognize Mom and Dad's contribution today. It's key to life success.

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Feel-Appreciated Tip 101

You’re right. Being a parent is a thankless job. Your cleaning up the children's sticky  mess...again? Your ears drum from the kids’ rowdy noise? Oooh, smell that fart! And yet, there is so much for which to be thankful. At least you can taste, touch, hear, and smell!

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101 Ways to Tell Your Kids "I Love You"

Home is Fun!

Enjoy these speedy (30 second), quick (5 minute), and activity-oriented ways to share a Loving Touch, a Loving Gift, an Act of Service, a Loving Affirmation, or a Shared Moment.  (Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages)

Helping our children KNOW we love them even when _______ (list the tasks parents ask kids to do when they would rather play) and despite our _______ (all those traits children bring out in Mom and Dad that expose slight imperfections) is what is all about!

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