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How and When to Talk to Your Child about Pornography

 Pornography.  Ugh.  One of the evils of the modern world we live with that nearly everyone will be exposed to (accidentally or otherwise) at some point or another.  This is one of those issues that you don't want to talk to your child about, but NEED to talk to your child about.  But the question looms about how and when to talk to your child about pornography.  Hint:  It is sooner than you might think. Pornography is a BIG ...

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Best Children’s Bibles for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

 One of our three Christmas gifts each year to our boys is either a new Children's Bible or a Bible Story Book.  It is always so fun to curl up together and open the unturned pages in a new Bible for the first time.  We have accumulated quite the collection of children's bibles since our first child was born nearly five years ago.  I thought it would be helpful to create a list of the best children's Bibles for toddlers, & ...

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Fun and Easy Sight Word Activities for Kids

Sight Words are an important component to a balanced approach to literacy.  Learning to recognize sight words (the most commonly used words in print) helps children to become more fluent readers.   These sight word activities for kids help make the process fun and engaging! What are sight words? Here is a short excerpt from my eBook I Can Teach My Child to Read:  A 10-Step Guide for Parents: There are a lot of misconceptions as to what exactly ...

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How to Make a DIY Soccer Goal for Kids

DIY Soccer Goal Make your very own soccer goal from PVC pipe for about half the price of a store-bought soccer goal!  Big Brother just started his second season of soccer and we are all enjoying practicing together in the evenings (although Little Brother just wants to ride on Daddy's shoulders).I was amazed how simple this project actually was!  The hardest part was figuring out the net situation.  We'll offer two options:  A commercial ...

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19 Best Toddler Toys For Gifts This Christmas

 As a mom to three kids, we have been around the block when it comes to owning toys.  My kids are hard on toys...if they are cheaply made they don't tend to last more than a few days around here (not for a lack of my lecturing about taking care of what we have, mind you).Last year, I shared several of our favorite toys for babies along with toys for boys ages 5-7.  Since Little Sister (21 months) is now officially considered a ...

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Blessing Bags

Photo Credit from Joy's HopeServing the Homeless With Blessing Bags I saw this idea for Blessing Bags from Kids With a Vision and thought it was too wonderful not to share! What are Blessing Bags? If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a blessing bag, this is just a simple way to be a blessing to those you come across who might be in need (we mostly give them out to the homeless standing on the side of the road with signs).  A blessing ...

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