Ending a Friendship with Grace

Category: Children, Mother
Mommy and the Joyful Three09/08/15 What do our interpersonal relationships teach our children about getting along, kindness, and God’s grace? I’ve had my share of friendships that have gone bad and ended. It’s always sad. It always leaves me wondering and wishing I knew how to fix it or what

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Healthy Relationships Will Help Your Family

Category: Children, Mother
Mommy and the Joyful Three06/17/14 Relationships mold us and teach us without us even noticing at times. Teaching your children the importance of healthy friendships is vital because it will encourage them to make good choices in their relationships in the future. I struggle with

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Setting Family Goals This Year

Category: Children, Mother
Mommy and the Joyful Three12/21/11 It is time for a new year; time for resolutions and reflecting. My children are too young to truly understand the concept of resolutions. I am not big on resolutions myself. Positive change should be stated by actions more than oaths spoken in the moment.

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Talking to Your Kids about September 11th

Category: Children, Mother
Mommy and the Joyful Three09/02/11 How can we communicate the emotions that came as we watched the events of 9/11 unfold … to our children? The hurt, fear, and hope are at times just as raw now as they were then. Parents should take the opportunity to explain what happened to children –

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Celebrating Jesus’ Birth with Your Kids

Category: Children, Mother
Mommy and the Joyful Three12/20/17 Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers that focus on Jesus’ birth have been on my mind all season. So, I’ve been making a huge effort to build our Christmas celebrations around Jesus’ story, not the legend of Santa Claus. My initial idea led

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