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Let's Talk About Sex.

Have you had 'the talk'? Or maybe avoided 'the talk'? Talking about sex and purity is an important and difficult task. Sheila Wray Gregoire has a ton of great tips for people who are wondering how to talk intimacy with their kids. “If you want to be great parents, gross out your kids….You can’t give your child a message on purity and...

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Take A Road Trip This Summer
Take A Road Trip This Summer

Don’t worry about record-breaking gas prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates prices to be $3.79 a gallon this summer, less than in 2008. That’s good news for families considering reviving the tradition of a road trip vacation, one of the best experiences parents and kids can share, says Michael DiLorenzo, author of Adventures...

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Encourage a Dad Today!
Encourage a Dad Today!

I was the lone female at a men’s conference... a rare opportunity to speak. As I stood at the podium I saw the faces of some men whom I knew, whose wives and kids I also knew. I was aware of some of the challenges in their homes. Yet as I looked out I saw men who truly wanted to be good husbands and dads. Some had come to their positions as...

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Single Mom Survival Kit 3: The Monster Called FEAR
Single Mom Survival Kit 3: The Monster Called FEAR

Is there something wrong with me? Will anyone ever love me again?  Have you caught yourself asking these questions? Have you worried about how you’re going to figure out finances and look after the home while juggling your children’s lives? If so, you are not alone. When I first became a single Mom I asked all these questions too. When you...

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Single Mom Survival Kit 2: Boundaries
Single Mom Survival Kit 2: Boundaries

As a single mom, boundaries are essential to keep your family’s life stable and constant. Some people think that boundaries are negative because they put limits on our choices.  I have to disagree. We all need boundaries to safeguard us for a healthy lifestyle.  Without boundaries, life can be one exhausting attempt to catch up. Some families...

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Single Mom Survival Kit: A Box of Resources
Single Mom Survival Kit: A Box of Resources

I never imagined that I would be a single Mom. It only took a moment, just one question really, to turn my life upside down and change it forever. For years we sat in church together as a family. People used to say we looked like the family from Leave It to Beaver. Now here I was, parenting alone.  How could this happen? Read Linda's story of...

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Planning for Baby Number One
Planning for Baby Number One

“Are we ready for this?” The decision to start a family is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.  There is excitement and apprehension, not to mention all the comments from family who think it is about time. So how do you get ready for this momentous occasion? Let me suggest a few things to consider before you go off birth control. How...

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Angel Boy
Angel Boy

We heard shrill shouts and the dull thud of coconuts hitting the wall. From granny's bedroom where my brother and I were supposed to be sleeping, we listened to the drunken brawl pitting my mother against my aunt. After my mom ducked the coconuts, my aunt pulled a knife on her. Mom retreated behind a locked door, but kept the stream of insults flowing. Outside,...

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