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Jan 30 2017

How to Yell at Your Children: 12 Ways to Your Temper Fast

How to Yell at Your Children: 12 Ways to Your Temper Fast I flipped out. “It’s due today?” my voice escalating, “Why are you telling me about the project now? How long have you known about it? You could’ve said something last night at least. It’s too late to do anything about it today. It’s time …

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Dec 12 2016

What about Santa? Here’s how we handle the Santa question

Santa is Just for Fun Tradition I want Christmas to focus on Jesus. As a part of that, we read scripture each night with our advent activities. However, much of what we do as a family for Christmas is founded in tradition. Tradition has the capacity to bring unity and remind us of significant truths. (We don’t always benefit from it, …

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Dec 05 2016

What about Santa? Part 2 Reasons for a No! Santa is not part of our Christmas

My little one sat on Santa’s lap for the picture. I remember looking at the picture afterward. The Santa looked stressed out. His grimace sat un-Santa-like on his bearded face. Maybe Santa had been having a long day. Why did we have the Santa picture? Tradition. I hadn’t thought about how to respond to the tradition of Santa in my own head.
Without taking time to reflect and move toward self-awareness, everyone goes into autopilot. What’s the best way to get out of autopilot? Take time to ask yourself bigger questions.

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