parenting

Turning On The TV For Your Child? Do This First!

Five questions to evaluate your child's screen time habits

Inside: Five questions to evaluate your child’s screen time How about you guys go turn on a movie? Once again, 5:00 rolled around, I was just DONE for the day. Yet, there was much ahead of me still to be done and the children running around my feet were ready to make me snap. Small…

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A Revolutionary Mindset for Family Chores

What used to be a given in the life of the family, chores are now apparently falling by the wayside, with only 28% of parents stating that they give their child(ren) chores, according to a recent study. Even in spite of the up and coming evidence that chores are beneficial to children (here, here, and…

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Still Feeling Burned Out After Your “Me Time”? Here’s Why.

“Self care” “Me time” “Fill your cup” The world seems to practically scream at you these days: “Tired? Overwhelmed? Burnt out? You need to take time for yourself!” Self care is the catch all solution to practically all your ailments. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love some good alone time (Hi, my name is Liz…

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The BIG Mistake You Might Be Making With Bible Memory

I still remember one of the first verses I had my son memorize. Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. He probably wasn’t even three years old yet, but he enjoyed memorizing the short verse and then showing off his skills to daddy, grandma, or whoever would listen. Fast forward a…

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5 Questions For When You Need A Parenting Heart Check

I could feel the frustration and exasperation welling up inside of me. My hands clenched tight and my jaw set firm. This was a recurring problem and, frankly, this morning I did. not. have. time. for. it. My frustration boiled over and spilled out in the form of angry words spoken in haste. What are…

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3 Thoughts for the Weary Mom

I walk down the stairs. Laundry is piled high on the couch (like, seriously high), dishes are still strewn about the kitchen from dinner, toys are scattered across the floor. It is 8:30pm and I just tucked my boys into bed over an hour late. As I type this, I’m sitting here praying I don’t…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Memorize Bible Verses Along With Your Kids

*Affiliate links included* Memorizing Scripture is a common Bible activity for children. Whether it’s through programs like Awana, by using Bible verses set to music, or even one of the lesson plans here on Steadfast Family – there are lots of recommendations and resources for Scripture memorization. Once you’re a grown up, however, you don’t hear it talked…

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Why I’m a “Lazy” Parent

I am a lazy parent. There, I said it. It’s out in the open. I’ve confessed. Now, when I say lazy I don’t mean… Lazy in teaching my children God’s truth. Lazy in building my children’s character. Lazy in spending quality time together. And definitely not lazy in leading them to the gospel. Okay, okay,…

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