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            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 …
Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. If you’re like me, you have seasons where you are running through motherhood at a pretty good pace and feel optimistic about how things are going. Then other times, the race gets a bit treacherous, the obstacles are difficult, and it feels like you’re running uphill with no …
At our last event, we discussed how we as parents can use the media to help our children develop discernment and a Christian worldview, instead of letting the media determine our child’s worldview. It is all about teaching our children (as age-appropriate) how to ask the right questions about a story and filter it through …
He always opens a window. We’ve heard this popular quote all our lives. I’m not even sure who said it, but I bet we have all said it, or been told it at some point. But is it true? And more importantly, do we set ourselves and our children up for unrealistic expectations when we …
So, we have covered a lot of ground in this series, but like I said in our very first post, this is not a comprehensive list of everything you can do to be prudent when it comes to your teen and social networking. We cannot overlook the important role that prayer, training your teen’s heart, …
If your teen is on Facebook, it is so important to tell him/her to report to you anytime a stranger tries to engage them on Facebook, and you might want to come up with some boundaries about going to “Pages” and commenting on posts by pages, because unlike your friend’s walls, those pages are public. …
When it comes to friending on Facebook, I have realized that most teens will send friend requests and accept them from anyone who they have mutual friends with (ie: classmates) even if they really do not know the person. Because of this, be aware that your young teen may end up being Facebook friends with …
So, last week we left-off talking about having a “training period” with your teens on Facebook. One of the most important things you can do is to teach them to avoid clicking on a link unless they are 100% sure it is legitimate. There are spyware pictures and videos posted everyday on Facebook that have …
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