Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Waiting on the Lord is Like My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

Do you remember your first loose tooth? Wiggly, staring, pressing your tongue to push it outward in hopes it would fall out. Eating apples in hopes it would show up attached somewhere on the core. Waiting. Staring. Waiting some more.. It’s quite a monumental event. Losing teeth, growing up it is a right of passage – baby teeth move out while grown up teeth move in. I remember I would freak out every time I’d… … Continue reading

From Single to Single Mom

Melony is a 23-year-old single girl whose story is not going exactly the way she would have written it, so she reached out for a little Hot Mess help. Melony’s Story: Two months ago, I got custody of my niece and two nephews. In 24 hours, I went from a 23-year-old whose biggest concerns were her own manic-depression and finding (another) new job, to a 23-year-old single mom of three kids. It seems like every week… … Continue reading

4 Motivational Posters For Kids Who Mess Up

Wally gets a lot of questions from kids who have made mistakes and want to know how to move forward, so he challenged everyone on the show to make an inspirational poster that gives them advice. Vote for your favorites. Hear us explain our posters in today’s podcast. … Continue reading

5 Proven Ways To Become The Best Dad For Your Kids

What if we told you that you could truly have it all – a great career and a great family? It’s no secret! Studies have shown that fathers who spend hands-on time with their family are better employees and happier at work! Father’s have so much pressure to balance work and family that sometimes one gives way to the other. With Father’s Day coming up we wanted to shine our Service Spotlight on an amazing… … Continue reading

5 Proven Ways To Become The Best Dad For Your Kids

What if we told you that you could truly have it all – a great career and a great family? It’s no secret! Studies have shown that fathers who spend hands-on time with their family are better employees and happier at work! Father’s have so much pressure to balance work and family that sometimes one gives way to the other. With Father’s Day coming up we wanted to shine our Service Spotlight on an amazing… … Continue reading

What is Good and Bad About Being a Lenient Parent? | Bart from MercyMe

“I think I have a larger struggle with ‘under-parenting’ sometimes.” That’s a confession from Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe. He sees the pros and cons and the reasons why, but ultimately, God is teaching him why we have structure as a part of our lives in the first place. Bart goes on to say, “There were so many things I couldn’t do as a kid and my biggest struggle is allowing them to get… … Continue reading

One Important Way to Pray Over Your Kids | Ben from Citizen Way

It’s no surprise to hear Ben Calhoun, lead singer of Citizen Way, talk about his growing and deep love for God’s Word. What you might not expect is the way that has impacted his prayers for his children.   He says, “I got interested in the Old Testament just because I thought it was cool! It’s really… true! … This is the actual living, breathing Jesus right here on the pages… and I get to… … Continue reading

One Less Thing for Mom and Dad to Worry About

Every parent worries.  It comes with the job. I remember my parents giving us lectures on stranger danger and other things that could go wrong when we weren’t in their care. At the time, I thought they were crazy, but now, I completely get it and even start to panic when I think about trying to keep my future kids safe someday.  A stretched-thin Mama The mothers and fathers in Rwanda worry, too, but their worries… … Continue reading

What to Do When You Don’t See Answers for a Cancer Diagnosis

There are no words in any language that adequately express the emotion felt when hearing the phrase: “There’s a large mass”, no way to express the feelings that wash over the heart and mind when these words are spoken over the body of a two-year-old boy. But, I know I’m not the only one who has heard words like this and Chase isn’t the only one to carry cancer like this. How many times have… … Continue reading

How to Break the Sense of Entitlement in Your Kids

One day, I was telling a woman named Ashley how my daughter always wanted to borrow my clothes, which many see as a form of flattery. I do, too, unless I have to dig through the laundry on her bedroom floor when I want to wear them. That story led to a conversation on entitlement. “Oh, I know what you’re talking about,” she said. I wondered what she could possibly be referring to since her… … Continue reading