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A Parenting Prayer on My Son’s Third Birthday

Lord, help me to see as my son turns three, Just how important his life is to me. Not just the milestones and occasions of note, But also those times when he frustrates me most. Though his fits and fights cause us much stress, His hugs and giggles make us most blessed. Potty training and mealtimes seem like such struggles.…

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America’s Fading Glory

At a time when we all should celebrate our independence and enjoy the freedoms of living in America, my mind is filled with fear. I have not felt such a fear for our nation since my Freshman year in college when 9/11 hit our country. The difference is that terrorists attacked 14 years ago, and though there is a threat…

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Teaching Your Child About Easter

I am increasingly amazed at how easily my two-year-old son can learn. What amazes me the most is his memory. It seems a little scary sometimes all the little details he picks up on, from what Mickey Mouse said in a cartoon to our mannerisms. At the same time, this encourages my husband and I that he is capable of…

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To Be or To Do: That is the Question

Anyone who knows me well would probably describe me as hyper or active. Some may even call me “busy.” I work a lot and I have a small child, but I know many more people who have multiple children and work jobs much less flexible than mine. The truth is that the source of my busyness (or looking busy) is…

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Cutting Down on Holiday Stress

I would loved to have entitled this entry “Eliminating Holiday Stress,” but that would be a big, fat lie and virtually impossible. With shopping, cooking, family, friends, work, events, etc., not all the Hallmark movies and eggnog in the world could make up for the inevitable stresses brought on this time of year. My husband and I were talking last…

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Looking for an Alternative to Elf on the Shelf?

My name is Kaci Lane Hindman and I’m a Christmas addict. I love everything about the holiday from the lights and decorations to the food, gatherings and music, and of course the fact that it is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I even set a personal record this year by listening to a few Christmas songs on Pandora…

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An Ode to the Old Diva Who Called Out My Kid

My little trouble maker For the older woman who called out my kid as I waited patiently for my phone to get fixed: “I wish that kid would shut up” she said. As he yelled happily and sporadically ran. “I wish you would remember what it is like to have a child who is two.” Then she had the nerve…

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20 Signs You Live with a Toddler

I am a naturally observant person and have recently noticed a few similarities between myself and other women who live with toddlers. If you live with a toddler, or ever have before, I’m sure you will find yourself agreeing to some (if not all) of these traits. Maybe this listing will give you a brief moment of stress relief and…

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