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How to Mother Adult Babies Better

How to Mother Adult Babies Better One never stops being a mother, even when she has adult babies. I am writing this at 30,000 feet. My oldest daughter, Maggie and I are flying home from a visit with my youngest biological son, Luke aka the Hippie Baby.  He lives and works at an Ashram. He teaches Ayurvedic classes, yoga, and… other stuff.  Look, I love Jesus. I raised my first batch of children as Christians. They know what I believe. …

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Mom Boss: Effective Advocacy

It is safe to assume if you are reading this, you are a curious a mom.  The title “mom,” rarely doesn’t have some descriptive attached to it. Soccer, bad, good, working, stay-at-home, world’s best, foster, adoptive, step, certainly I have left off a few, but you get the gist.   Mom is a mixed bag of love, reward, joy, pain, and sleeplessness.  It is only fair I warn you spring chicken moms, yes, newborns are hard.  The terrible twos were invented by …

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What You Don’t Get to Decide for Your Children

What You Don’t Get to Decide for Your Children Blood poured from his soaking nose and chin.  My insides lurched.  You know the feeling when you see one of your children physically hurt? It is a primal ache. The words, “I told you so,” caught in my throat. I did in fact tell him so.  Just moments before I had advised my seven-year-old son, Sam, and his five-year-old brother, Charlie, not to cannonball into the pool, holding a three-gallon metal …

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Goodnight Love: The Perfect 17 Minute Bedtime Routine

It’s Bedtime!  Goodnight Love: The Perfect 17 Minute Bedtime Routine (Ages 2-10) THIS PAGE INCLUDES AFFILIATE LINKS FOR PRODUCTS JAMI RECOMMENDS Oscar-Winning Bedtime Routine… No matter the day, no matter the tantrum, checkbook balance, plumbing issues, or poorly distributed Weight Watcher’s points, no matter… I want to end on a good note. Bedtime needs to be my perfect conclusion. As a parent of littles, this is really the reckoning, a confessional if you will.  I want bedtime to be lovely. …

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26 Precious Scripture Nuggets to Memorize with your Child

26 Precious Scripture Nuggets to Memorize with your Child (2 -10) This is a list of 26 precious scriptures to memorize with your child or children ages 2 years to 10 years.  Depending on your preference you can either do one a week and then start over or repeat the same one for two weeks.  All that to be said, this is a year’s worth of scriptures.  Please stay tuned, I will be adding list two soon!  Also, be sure …

A Prayer to be Better...

A Prayer to be Better…

A prayer to be better… “Dear God, if I could change, if I could only be better… it would be so grand. Help me better…” God inquired, “Better at what?” “A better mother. Help me to be more attentive, more gentle, soft-spoken and sweet. Help me remember to kiss every cheek. Help me to be better in the mundane and fatigued Help me to love better, hug better and wash their little feet.” And God said, “But you do all …