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For faith-filled moms trying not to FLIP out
Every Mom wants to stay calm. But HOW do we do that? By using these mom-approved ideas. Readers say they've never heard of many of these tips before. Grab your free printable to tape inside the kitchen cupboard. And have a Staying Calm Dress Rehearsal. Yep - it works. Pick one tip. Make a plan. Practice. You'll be ready - probably sooner than you'd like. #lightlyfrayed #connectedparenting #positiveparenting #funmom #Christianmoms #parentinghope #parentingteens
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Why Parenting Teenagers is Challenging - And Exactly Like Having a Mammogram
Why Parenting Teenagers is Challenging - And Exactly Like Having a Mammogram | #parentingteens #Christianparenting #parentinghumor
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Hey Mom Can You Drive Me?
Tired of the "Hey Mom Can You Drive Me....?" question. This simple trick will help your teens earn your driving time. Try it before you reach for the keys one more time. #lightlyfrayed #parentingteens #parentingtweens #positiveparenting
Confessions of a Plant Killing Wife: Learning to Nurture Our Marriages | Lessons I learned by almost killing every green plant that arrives in my home. #lightlyfrayed Green Plants, Christian Marriage, Godly Marriage, Empty Nest Mom, Plants Quotes, Stop Overeating, Healthy Marriage, Happy Ending, Mom Blogger
Confessions of a Plant Killing Wife: Learning to Nurture Our Marriages
Confessions of a Plant Killing Wife: Learning to Nurture Our Marriages | Lessons I learned by almost killing every green plant that arrives in my home. #lightlyfrayed
Help Your Tween Feel Less Awkward in New Social Situations | Simple tips to help your tween feel more comfortable heading into new situations. #parentingteens #parentingtweens #lightlyfrayed Counseling Tools, Raising Teenagers, Mommy Time, Activities For Teens, Mindful Parenting, Socially Awkward, Time Life
Help Your Tween Feel Less Awkward in Social Situations
Help Your Tween Feel Less Awkward in New Social Situations | Simple tips to help your tween feel more comfortable heading into new situations. #parentingteens #parentingtweens #lightlyfrayed
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20 Secrets Every Boy Mom Will Quickly Discover
Bringing Up Boys? You May Need Ear Plugs, A New Couch and Other Boy Moms | If you are a Boy Mom, you've come to the right place. #boymom #boymomlife #lightlyfrayed
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Keep Sharing the Easter Story: It Makes a Difference
This Mom imperfectly shared the Easter Story using Resurrection Eggs after scrambling for props. She realized later those boisterous boys were listening more intently than she thought. #lightlyfrayed #Easterstory #Christianparenting #raisingboys
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Keep Sharing the Easter Story: Even When the Kids are Restless
This Mom realized her quest to share the Easter Story would not be perfect. With three little boys filled with chocolate, attention spans were small. But she told a Good Enough version and the results were precious. #lightlyfrayed #Christianparenting #easterstory #resurrectioneggs
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Keep Sharing the Easter Story - The Kids are Listening
This Mom scrambled to tell the Easter Story using Resurrection Eggs. Everything seemed to go wrong. But when she looked at the pictures later, she knew the kids were really listening. #easterstory #resurrectioneggs #lightlyfrayed #Christianparenting
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Make School Trips Affordable Using 5 Ideas
School trips can be outrageously expensive, especially as kids move into high school. This Mom of four takes a creative approach to lower the cost. And one idea was so unique, Money Saving Mom featured it as a guest post. #frugalfun #managemoney #lightlyfrayed #budget #frugalmom
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5 Solutions to Lower the Cost of School Trips: From a Mom of Four
School trips can be really expensive (trust me, I have 4 kids). These simple tips will help you lower the amount you pay for school outings. And the first tip was so unique, Money Saving Mom featured it as a guest post. #frugalfun #lightlyfrayed #managemoney #parentingteenagers
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Parenting Teens is Like Having a Mammogram
Some days parenting teenagers can be difficult. Read this light-hearted take on how it can be exactly like having a mammogram. We are vulnerable, don't have control and get caught unaware by sharp pains. #lightlyfrayed #parentingteens #parentingboys #parentinghope #parentinghumor
a coffee maker with the words, preventing teens is exactly like having a mammogram
Parenting Teens is Challenging (& Like Having a Mammogram)
Parenting teenagers can be challenging. This light-hearted look at mammograms will explain why. Both require vulnerability, giving up control and dealing with unexpected pain. #lightlyfrayed #parentingteens #hopeandhumor #parentinghumor
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Moms and Sons: Respect is the Secret Sauce
Transform your relationship with your son using this one simple tip. Tell your son how much you respect him as he becomes a man. #parentingteens #lightlyfrayed #boymom #momsandsonsrespect #parentingboys