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On helping our kids with specific answers to awkward/dangerous/difficult situations. Coming back to this for the pre-teen years! ~ via Momastery

Beautiful post on God's faithfulness through the transitions of motherhood.

Instead of giving kids an arbitrary allowance, they can pick what tasks they want to do and earn as much money as they choose. Dave Ramsey talks about this...very cool.

"So, I study each of my boys. Not in order to label him, but to speak a vision fitting the unique gifts & interests God has given him."

How to Be the Parent You Want to Be: 40 Things Every Child Must Know Before They Leave Home

The One Thing I Want My Kids to Know About This Christian Life

50 tips for new moms – as shared by you! - from Lisa Jo Baker

"How do you live so that when your kids think of the Grace of the Gospel, they think of you? ...By being the Wholehearted Prodigal Parent. Prodigal in the positive sense. The lavish one. Extravagantly, sacrificially abundant in my giving. The Prodigal Parent who extravagantly loves, recklessly spending on sacrifice. The Prodigal Parent who wastes time waiting up, listening for, praying long. The Prodigal Parent who lives this lavish mercy, this opulent, offensive grace."

Speaking Words of Life from "My son needs encouragement and respect. He needs me to pick up my brush and come alongside him. He needs me to set the pace by example. He needs me to speak words of life, not rushed, impatient, snarky comments on why he needs to change. He needs to know that first I am in this with him, walking this life of mothering a boy in tandem with that very boy’s heart."

Want to write down little reasons I love my kids, and their silly quotes, and store them up in their own jars. Compile them in their baby book when it gets full.

"To love a [child] well, we must become a student of him. To see him, we must observe him, consider him, perceive him, and learn him. This involves lots of listening, patience, and attentiveness." - Wild Things (Quoted by sweet Lisa-Jo @ The Gypsy Mama)