Category Archives: mothers

15 Sanity-Saving Indoor Activities//Guest Post by Lindsey Bell






I want to welcome my new friend & TMI Ministry Partner, Lindsey Bell. I think you will be blown away by her practical wisdom! Read all the way to the bottom to get details on her giveaway, and please take … Continue reading




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Downplaying Your Teen’s Drama






How do you deal with your teen’s disappointments, disillusionments & drama? Please share your feedback.




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Mom Came In Like A Wrecking Ball






Sometimes I recall it in slow motion: Those moments when my kids are laughing, bantering back and forth about this and that, volume rising. A friendly debate ensues, and this mom sees it’s fixin’ to get nowhere fast, maybe even … Continue reading




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Frozen MOMents at the M.O.M. Initiative






I’m over at The M.O.M. Initiative today mulling one of my slow motion, wish-I-could-push-the-pause-button moments. It wasn’t my normal reading a Bible passage to the girls about modesty or self-control or good stewardship or discussing with them how to love … Continue reading




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Before The First Bell






As a young girl, I remember the start of a new school year being so exciting! The first day of school for me was as New Years was to the grownups I knew. It was a time for vows and … Continue reading




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Reflective Thoughts–for MOMS of Young’uns






When my kids were little, I often felt like I was all alone in my distressed moments. Even though I had a community of other moms and great friends around me, I’d hold back. Share just enough, but keep my … Continue reading




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It’s Not All About Bikinis, but It’s A Good Place to Start…






It’s camisole, cleavage & bikini season, and I have to approach the topic from several different angles–one with my teenage son, another with my newly teenage daughter, another with the 3rd child soaking it all in. Then there’s another angle…one … Continue reading




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Learning About Friendship Along With My Daughter






When my almost-teenage daughter was in 3rd grade, God inspired me with an idea for helping my daughter and some of her classmates to learn about friendship. We learned a great deal together at the time. Well, here I am … Continue reading




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How To Make Unforgettable Pot Roast






It should be easy. You buy a slab of good roast meat, stick it in the crock pot with some veggies, turn the puppy on low and let ‘er roast…all day, the smell tempting you to stick a fork in … Continue reading




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30 Practical Ways to Let Jesus Shine through you during the Holidays…






My hubby and I brainstormed some thoughts about how we might help our family get past the hubbub and materialism of the season…of course, the odds of us doing them all are slim, but they keep our minds focused on … Continue reading




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