A Few Taglines for Parents

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Businesses come up with a catchy or memorable phrase that sums up their brand. It’s called a tagline. Some are funny; others are thoughtful. Nike’s is “Just Do It,” which sounds better than “You can’t burn a bunch of calories unless you actually get off the chair.” Dunkin’ Donuts’ tagline is “America Runs on Dunkin,”…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.8): If You Only Knew

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Jamie Ivey joins us this week to talk about fear, control, shame, and vulnerability. Jamie and her husband Aaron Ivey are both biological and adoptive parents; she writes, speaks, and hosts a renowned Christian podcast “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey.” As we discuss the parenting journey that the Lord has had the Iveys on…

Faith in the Hard Places

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A Note From Cynthia: Did you know that the chances of winning the lottery are one in 175,000,000? Did you know that the chances of a child getting cancer are one in 285? Natalie Hildebrand is all too aware of these statistics, having recently faced a cancer diagnosis with her young daughter. Natalie wrote the…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.7): Miracle in Progress with Chip Waggoner

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When Fox 4 News Anchor Chip Waggoner and his wife heard that the baby she was carrying would endure significant challenges from birth, they started on a journey they never anticipated taking. In this episode, Chip and his son, Benjamin, join us to share the blessings they have experienced despite the difficulties Benjamin has endured…

Are Parents Ruining Youth Sports?

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A NOTE FROM CYNTHIA: Hey Guys, We are so excited to bring you an article and podcast this week talking about youth sports. This is a topic that we are asked about over and over, because it easy to mess it up if we aren’t careful. Let me start by saying this: I’m the least athletic…

The Electronic War Zone

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Have you seen the powerful video by Nature Valley? If there were a way to send it to every parent’s computer, I would do it. It is that important! At least God helped me send it to yours today. Stop now and watch. My words aren’t as important as what you will see there. Okay. What…

Busy Is A Choice

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Happy New Year! Or am I the only one who lives life in terms of the school calendar year? For some reason, when I send my kids back to school, it always makes me want to reevaluate my life and make resolutions (like what normal people do in January around New Year’s Day). This “new…