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The best way to teach humility

Take a moment and think about something you aren’t all that proud of as a parent. Maybe it was something you said to your child. Maybe it is something you didn’t follow through with, maybe it was something you did that they called you out on…   Got it? Do you have something in your… Read more »

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Dear Responsible Momma,

  How does a high responsibility Mom take care of 5 boys who have little interest in responsibility?     #1: She goes crazy. She spends her every step trying to command them in “duties”—wash your hands, take off your shoes, put away your toys, make your bed, brush your teeth, stay on task! Thus,… Read more »

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What do you like to hear?

What do you like to hear? We asked that question at supper tonight… It’s a question that has many layers.. ask a four-year old or a ninety-four year old and you’ll get vastly different answers. But… of the 4 rounds around our supper table tonight… no one answered : “I like to hear people yell… Read more »

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/ krāzē mākər / n.

  “Crazy Maker” / krāzē mākər / n. a person who makes crazy in an organization, group, or in another person’s life.  …. that’s my definition. There are moments when I’ll tell my kids to stop being crazy makers. You know the moments… when they pick on each other to simply pick on each other. You know,… Read more »

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God told me to go play light sabers

  I was sitting on the couch catching up on news, email, and the like.. When my oldest asked if he could go outside.. He only asked because he recently sprained his ankle and has been told to take it easy…  I told him:  “Sure, please just stay in the yard.” He made his way… Read more »

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ages and stages

The age / stage your of your child(ren) right now is the right stage for them… and it’s right for you. Stop wanting something different! Ever find your self thinking these statements: I wish [name] could just crawl – then when they do, you wish they couldn’t move so quickly. I wish [name]  could walk – then when… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 010

There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful. Three things I’m thankful for today. [ one ]  imagination.  I’ve seen my sons in the last few months really start to play together and use their imagination. Granted there are times where it is an all-out brawl, but other times… Read more »

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wisdom and mosquitos

The age-old question – “Why did God make mosquitos?” – doesn’t enthrall me much anymore. It use to. But my questions have drifted to deeper mysteries like: “Why are small children so obsessed with the toilet paper roll?” or “Why aren’t kids created to enjoy the crust on their bread?” or “How come two, three,… Read more »