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The Secret of Sisters

I have a secret. It was once told to me, and I didn’t listen. But, as time often does, it repeated the matter, and I heard a faint whisper. Time continued, and again I heard it, a bit louder. Each time, the secret became clearer and began to take shape,...

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Girl Time

Movies and television shows make girl time look like a wild and crazy escape into irresponsibility, so many of us avoid it like the plague. Perhaps what we need instead is a redefinition of girl time....

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The Treasure of Spiritual Mothers

One year at our annual encouragement day for homeschooling moms, my friend, Sue, told a very personal story from her early days teaching her three children. While her two daughters were model students, her son had given her a run for her money. Day after day ended in tears, usually...

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Choosing the Good Part

Happily, I slipped into a chair next to another woman about my age and introduced myself. Her face lit up as she told me her name, and then she promptly asked me, “So, what do you do?” “I’m a mom!” I shared excitedly. “Ohhh, that’s nice,” she declared in her...

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Me Time

In order to be effective in our teaching and parenting, moms need to occasionally take some time out to unwind and focus on taking care of themselves. Here are some ideas to make the most of those precious moments....

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Energized Mom

Being a mommy can be exhausting and sometimes overwhelming. From my experience, if I don’t take the time to make sure I have energized my batteries, my family often gets the short end of the stick. Planning my days includes a schedule for school, errands and dinner, but until the last...

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Time for Mom

Motherhood is exhausting. Whether it’s toddlers or teens, it simply doesn’t slow down. In order to have the patience I need for my family, I must make time for myself. It’s not selfish, it’s called refreshment, and it’s what Jesus modeled when he took some time away....

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The Feminist Mom

Pictures and emotions are quickly formulated when the word feminist is used in conversations. Some cringe, some sigh, and some smirk. I was brought up in a conservative Christian atmosphere and taught that a feminist was one who didn’t like to submit to men and didn’t respect God’s law of...

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