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Podcast: Old School Parenting That Works with Kendra Smiley

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:   I would venture to guess many of the daily challenges you face with your kids were unheard of in your grandmother’s generation. We live in a culture that exalts whatever is new.  Yet if we would simply follow some of our grandmother’s […]

 

That’s One Cute Baby

“Mom, he is so cute!” Noelle declared with great enthusiasm. Yes, that’s one cute baby!   I lit up when I showed my 6th grade daughter Noelle the photo of Lucas Warren, the one-year-old baby who is taking on the world with smiles.  He won the 2018 Gerber baby contest – […]

 

Christmas Family Traditions

Believe it or not, I am still struggling with my voice.  I think “Silent Night” will be this year’s Christmas family tradition for me! I remember last year, someone at church asked my cherubs, “What are some of your family traditions? To my horror, they said something like, “Oh, we […]

 

From Darkness to Light – Remembering Miscarriage

Arlene’s testimony about miscarriage on Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah A special welcome to my friends at Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Perhaps you read my devotion today and you came to hear my testimony about my miscarriage.  This originally aired on Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Here are […]

 

Christmas Gift Giving Book List

Curling up with a good bo is a simple pleasure in life.  A good bo makes holiday travel less stressful.  It’s always nice to have something you are loing forward to reading.  Bos make great gifts!  Of course, I am honored whenever you choose to purchase one of my bos […]

 

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Have a Thankful Heart

Happy Thanksgiving friends!  Some of you read my devotional on Proverbs 31 today.  Gratitude is something we want to cultivate and encourage in the heart of our kids (and ourselves!).  Gratitude doesn’t always occur naturally…and may need some prodding. My daughter Noelle and I returned from Chicago from a wonderful business/mother-daughter […]

 

Technology and Your College Student

I talking with parents of young kids because if you set healthy boundaries early on with technology, you can get some pretty amazing results. But what if your child is already a college student? There’s not much chance you’ll be collecting his or her phone at night, or setting […]