preschool, preschooler

To a little one in preschool, the hustle of a day can be quite overwhelming. What makes it not quite so scary for them is knowing what to expect from their day and what is going to happen next. They may not know it or be able to tell you, but preschoolers thrive off of…

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super mom, preschool age kids, supermom

Being a “Super Mom” is a goal many of us strive for, especially those of us with preschool age kids. However, is trying to be “Super Mom” really making you a super mom? Trying to juggle family, work, and household responsibilities comes at a cost. It can actually have physical and emotional effects that can…

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working parents, working mom, working parent

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? As a working parent, there’s a temptation to feel guilty about not having as much time with your kids as you would like to. The best way to ease that pang of guilt is to be intentional about the time we do have.…

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christmas activities, christmas, family christmas

Sometimes the idea of “keeping Christ in Christmas” is easier said than done. Though there is nothing wrong with enjoying cookies, Santa Claus, and reindeer, we also want to look for ways to celebrate the reason for the season. Here are six fun, Christ-centered Christmas activities for families. 1. Have a Cookie Exchange Party What…

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Child laying on couch with ipad in her lap

Growing up in today’s technological world essentially requires you to have a device in your home. But where does that leave us with our children? Finding a balance with how much and what type of screen time your child participates in is important so that they form healthy relationships with technology. Here are three keys…

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difference between encouragement and praise, happy child

Growing up, we are often unconsciously taught to believe that it’s about what we do and how well we do it that allows us to be accepted or loved. While praising our child may seem like a good thing, it can have opposite effects. The principle of unconditional love is one we can teach our…

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mother and father looking at child's artwork

As parents, our words have the power to shape our children’s thinking and thus shape how they behave and who they become. Children are watching and learning from every move we make – our language included. Using negative language can cause children to think less of themselves and what they are capable of. In order…

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Child in backset of car throwing a tantrum

Understanding tantrums (or the inability to understand them) is just one of the frustrations that come with parenting a toddler. Another frustration comes from actually coping with tantrums and wondering if we are handling them correctly. In order to better understand how to react to and effectively manage temper tantrums, it’s important to understand what…

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