Author : Kym Carter

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  “More is caught than taught.” You’ve probably heard that line before, but I experienced this first-hand A LOT as my children were growing up and I can’t express to you how true this statement is. Here’s just one example: My kids and I attended CBS (Community Bible Study) for many years (p.s. I highly …
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I saw you Thursday in the parking lot of Chick fil a. You were leaving with a toddler that was having a meltdown and a preschooler tugging on you from the other side the whole way to the car. You looked exhausted, frustrated, and like you were trying to hold it together. I clumsily smiled …
  Is fear your boss? In other words, is fear the thing that dictates what you do on a daily basis? Jesus says in John 10:10: “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” I believe the thing that keeps most women from …
  Hi Friend! After a long “sabbatical” from blogging, I am back. It wasn’t a planned break, but financial difficulties made it necessary for me to take a full-time job. So after years of being a homeschooling, full-time mom, I entered a season of being a working, full-time mom (‘ya feel me on that?) Even …
This is an excerpt from a talk I did in January of 2011 about raising godly kids instead of good kids.  I thought someone out there could use this today: What makes m&ms® different from other small, round, shell-covered candies, like Skittles® or Reese’s Pieces®? It’s what’s on the inside that sets them apart, right? …
            I love to watch HGTV when I get the chance. There’s something so hopeful about the shows to me: the hope of a new home, a newly designed room, a new idea. It just makes me feel good to think about what could be. The other day I saw a commercial for a …
My daughter is a ballet dancer and a few weeks ago she was sent an article entitled, “15 Truths About Being a Professional Dancer.” The article was great and insightful and had broader applications than just in the ballet world. It really got me thinking about the truths that every mom should know. I’m sure …
If you live in Texas, you probably have heard that “Big Tex” the icon of the State Fair of Texas that welcomes guests as they walk under his towering presence, burned down today. One story I saw said that he had a motor in his mouth that caught fire. Ouch! My dad used to jokingly …
We’ve had a lot of moths around our house for the past couple of months. Whenever I see them flying around, I am reminded of a basic truth about parenting. What do moths have to do with parenting you may be wondering? Well, when I see them in the evenings swarming around an outdoor light, …
Remember back when we were in school and we were around other girls our age all the time? Everyone had pretty much the same schedule, lived in the same area, and you had plenty in common? Now we are wives and moms, and our priorities change: taking care of our kids and our families, working …
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