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How You Can Guard the Gate to Electronics

December 11, 2013

  Phones, iPads, laptops, and video games may be a big part of your child’s Christmas joy.   But after a week of policing your child’s use of their new technology, you may feel slightly less joyful.  Electronics are here to stay and as a mom protecting your child while using electronis is your job.  I call this guarding the gate to electronics. An excerpt from The Passionate Mom. Gate 5: The Electronics Gate This gate leads to today’s most…

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How a Mom Mafia Can Help You Protect Your Kids

December 1, 2013

  This is an excerpt from The Passionate Mom {Chapter 1} Sharing information with friends about their children can be a rather tough thing for a mom. Many moms do not want to hear that their children are in trouble.  With five teenagers, I have been on both sides of bad news, the giving and the receiving. I say the following with great urgency and concern: moms, swallow your pride and listen.  If you don’t listen, you may close a…

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Listen In, and Live Inspired

October 24, 2013

Whether you call me friend, mom, sister, acquaintance, boss or wife, you know that I love to chat. And the other day I had the pleasure of chatting with my new friend Tricia Goyer. We had a great conversation on planning, purpose, pondering–and what it means to be a passionate mom. Listen to the live podcast today at 3 CT, 4 EST! You could even win an autographed copy of The Passionate Mom! Listen in, and live inspired.…

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3 Reasons To Grow Patience

August 30, 2013

Most moms struggle with patience.  I am no exception and I boldly confessed that weakness in The Passionate Mom.  I have studied, prayed and diligently tried to master patience.  I have even turned to quotes from wise sages for inspiration as you can see below.  If you struggle with patience too, you can consider this a leg up on your research.  Feel free to copy my homework about why I need to grow patience. 1. Patience will make you wiser. “Patience…

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The Passionate Mom One-Day-Only Sale

June 28, 2013

Thank you for showing your enthusiasm for The Passionate Mom. We are so sorry for the frustrations that came from yesterday’s One-Day Barnes & Noble sale. We tried contacting them. The special price was available, it was just extremely difficult to find.    How excited are we for Barnes & Nobel’s TPM feature?? So excited!! What a great opportunity to share the joys of being a passionate mom.…

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Building Patience

June 21, 2013

There are lots of reasons why a mom can lose her patience. I know because I lose mine all the time! I have learned through much failure that if I analyze why I lose it, I can take preventative action, overcome impatience, and exercise more patience. So here are the top five reasons why most I lose my patience, and five ways to build patience……

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Love Your Child More by Pondering

June 14, 2013

This lesson is one that is an ongoing struggle for me.  I am so easily distracted and over-committed that finding time to actually ponder requires super human restraint (and I have not yet found my super powers).  Ponder is defined as: to think about something carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion. As a mom I make decisions every day for my child–some big, some small.  For the big decisions it is crucial that I ponder and pray…

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