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A Spiritual Approach to Parenting

A Spiritual Approach to Parenting

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I was born to be a “mommy.” From my very first memories,  I was in love with the idea of nurturing little ones. Little did I know that I would take on that role at the tender age of 15. Becoming a parent while still growing up myself proved to be a bit challenging. But within every challenge arises the potential  for growth.  I was absolutely sure that my daughter and any future children would be raised much differently than me. However, I wasn’t completely sure what that would look like. A couple......

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Dating as a Single Parent

Dating as a Single Parent

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Dating as a single parent is very different compared to dating before I was married. The people I meet are not just dating me; they are dating the three of us. I look at finding love in less of a romantic idea or emotional rush but more of a working relationship: will “he” work for all of us? My kids only get to meet the most serious of candidates. Everyone I have let into our lives has left an imprint on their hearts as well as mine. They don’t all ride off......

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Being an Intentional Parent

Being an Intentional Parent

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Parenting is a tough job, and we parents are usually harder on ourselves than anyone else. My claim to fame is that I know I am not perfect and, frankly, I don’t strive to be perfect. Well not anymore! Recently, I was feeling very frustrated with something going on with my daughter, and felt my voice getting tense while talking to her. She was rounding her shoulders and casting her eyes downward, and I knew that I needed to walk away before the situation escalated. Once I was away, I sat in......

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