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Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

Don’t be afraid to travel with children! It can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Use these tips to make it fun. The following is written by Amy Gross of Mom’s Toolbox: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost….

Helping Those Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

Helping Those Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be such a difficult experience. It’s an important opportunity for us to help friends and family dealing with that loss. One of the most significant seasons of my life was 1999 when we experienced three miscarriages. We already had one child and were desperate to have a second. That year was a…

In Search of the Perfect Picture

In Search of the Perfect Picture

Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I…

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

Do you worry about your children’s safety? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares how she deals with the anxiety she experiences in keeping her children safe. Something that I have really struggled with lately is trusting God to keep my children safe. Every time I log onto Facebook, there’s another post about a child randomly…

We All Have Different Stories

We All Have Different Stories

Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my…

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child…

Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.