Tag Archives: parenting

Growing Old, Gracefully or Not

If  good memoirs reveal something about the writer, great memoirs reveal something about the reader. By that measure, Jennifer Grant’s When Did Everybody Else Get So Old is a great memoir. The subtitle Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of … Continue reading

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Pastoring, Parenting, and Best-Laid Plans

[Today’s guest post is from April Fiet. She’s wise, caring and knows how to put the two together.] When my oldest child was a few months old, I took him to the nursery at our church for the first time. … Continue reading

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The God Die Thing – a child’s view of the cross

[Today’s guest post is from Cara Meredith, with tender and powerful insights on childlike wisdom, mama bears, and the cross.] *** “Look, Mama! It’s the God die thing.” We’d just gotten off the freeway when he said it. My husband … Continue reading

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The Problem with Giving Bullies a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Social media is once again filled with a video of a parent humiliating a child as a way of convincing the child not to humiliate others. This time it’s a mother shaving her daughter’s hair off after the daughter teased … Continue reading

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Kids are Not Adults – a guest post from Kelly Russell

[Today’s guest post on kids and parenting is from Kelly Russell, the Caffeinated Wanderer. Her growth as a parent will sound familiar to many of us who have either navigated the journey or watched friends who have grown as parents.] … Continue reading

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Parenting Without Spanking

  I recently received a message on Facebook asking for some insight on a parenting book that advocates spanking. I hadn’t read the book itself, but the issues raised in the message’s questions are worth thinking about so I tried to answer … Continue reading

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Mega-Pastor Gives Almost Good Parenting Advice – a lesson in sloppy tweeting

You’re [sic] little kids may not feel like a blessing right now. That’s okay. Parent them in such a way that they become a blessing. (A tweet from Mark Driscoll.) I could take Mr. Driscoll’s tweet a couple different ways. … Continue reading

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Advice Is Overrated – Encouragement Isn’t

Back to back guest posts, folks! Yesterday, Jaimie from Living in the Light wrote a great guest post for me here, and today I’m at her place with a guest post. Here’s the start of my piece; I hope you enjoy! … Continue reading

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Parenting: Getting On The Same Page – gift purchases

[Today’s guest post is from Sarah Tun, who blogs at Life from the Lighthouse (among other places). Anyone who has ever bought a gift for a child will recognize something in this piece!] Decisions Surrounding Gift Purchases for Our Children … Continue reading

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