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5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

In my previous post I gave 5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. Now to go beyond just saying you need to limit their texting time I would like to offer 5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. 1. Have a Central Store and Charge Location Our Central Store and Charge Location is(…)

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5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

Texting has become a commonality of my teenager’s generation. We had pagers and land-lines, but our teens have non-stop access to the Internet and each other via smartphones. Since my teen purchased her own iPhone I have found many reasons why I feel I need to limit her texting time. Therefore here are 5 Reason(…)

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One Single Moment….

One Single Moment….

The One You Hold On To One single moment can change things….for better or for worse. One single moment may be all you have to hold on to, to celebrate, to mourn, to remember what it was all about. I smile a little brighter and my heart overflows. I relish in one single moment. One(…)

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To My Child Who Plays For The Joy of Playing

To My Child Who Plays For The Joy of Playing

  You are so different from Mommy who has always played to win.  My competitive nature has often been too much throughout my life, so much so that I consciously try to quell it when it comes to you and your siblings. Not you though, from a young age you have played games simply for(…)

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To My Child Whom I Have Failed

To My Child Whom I Have Failed

  I did not set out to do it. My intention was never to undermine your confidence in any way, but still I believe I may have done so. What do I do as I sit here with a sinking heart, saddened with the reality that I failed you in that moment? Maybe it wasn’t(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

We are currently learning about reproduction for science. This past week one of the things the kids were doing was filling out information about when they were babies. Which led to questions like, “Mom, how long was I when I was born?” Sadly I remember birth weight and date easily, but length, and exact times(…)

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What’s Right For You May Not be Right For Me

What’s Right For You May Not be Right For Me

Parental Judgement…….this is on my heart and in my mind. It is so easy to look across the street, next to you in the dance studio waiting room, down the sideline at a youth soccer game, and make a judgement about what some other parent is doing with their child. This is something I have(…)

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Grow With Me

Grow With Me

In less than two weeks I will be the parent of a teen-aged daughter. I remember being her age. I remember the struggles to fit in, the beauty concerns, clothing issues, friendship troubles, boy crushes, etc. When I was Chloe’s age I was very close with a family I babysat for. I grew up being(…)

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Mother of Pearl ~ Mother’s Day Series ~ Day 3

Mother of Pearl ~ Mother’s Day Series ~ Day 3

Welcome to Pearl Girls™ Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day blog series – a week long celebration of moms and mothering. Each day will feature a new post by some of today’s best writer’s (Tricia Goyer, Sheila Walsh, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Bonnie St. John, and more). I hope you’ll join us each day for another unique(…)

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Mother of Pearl ~ Mother’s Day Series ~ Day 1

Mother of Pearl ~ Mother’s Day Series ~ Day 1

Welcome to Pearl Girls™ Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day blog series – a week long celebration of moms and mothering. Each day will feature a new post by some of today’s best writer’s (Tricia Goyer, Sheila Walsh, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Bonnie St. John, and more). I hope you’ll join us each day for another unique(…)

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I Owe My Mother… For these are some of the many things she taught me

I Owe My Mother… For these are some of the many things she taught me

This was forwarded to me in an e-mail from my mother. This is what she said to me, “This is from one mother to another. I think it will tickle your funny bone.” I hope everyone who reads this finds a little enjoyment in it as well! I Owe My Mother…For these are some of(…)

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Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day Series ~ Pearl Necklace Winner

Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day Series ~ Pearl Necklace Winner

. Thank you all so much for following along with the Pearl Girls™ Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day blog series. I pray you laughed, cried and were touched by the translucent stories of real life written by new moms, stepmoms, grandmoms, adoptive moms, and moms without moms. Iridescent reality. And how poignant that the translucent nacre(…)

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