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Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention and You

All I have ever wanted to do is help people, especially children. I very clearly remember the day when I was getting ready to go to college that my dad turned to me and said, “Please don’t be a social worker. They have an incredibly thankless job and don’t get paid very well.” So of course, […]

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CommunicateWithoutYelling

How I’ve Learned To Communicate With My Kids Without Yelling

Several years ago when I was a SAHM with one child, yelling wasn’t really an issue. I read tons of parenting books, used positive reinforcement, I made DIY-calm-down-sensory-glitter water bottles, and I watched Super Nanny re-runs during my son’s naptime. But a couple years later, we added another baby to our family. Things became wild […]

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AdventCalendarIdeasKids

Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas For Kids

Now matter how you celebrate the holidays, the Advent season is a perfect opportunity to help your family focus on more meaningful aspects of Christmas. Traditionally, Advent begins 4 Sundays before Christmas and symbolizes a season of anticipation waiting for the birth of Jesus (some celebrate beginning December 1st). Advent Calendars One of my favorite […]

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To my oldest child

To My Oldest Child

“Hey Mom, can you just snuggle me first and let Heidi fall asleep by herself tonight? I feel like you never have time for just me,” you pleaded with me the other night, crossing your arms over your chest. There it was, the moment I had been terrified of since I first learned I was […]

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Discipline that Connects with your Child’s Heart

What kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime. When parents are thoughtful about this, their kids grow up knowing that they are valued people built for God’s purposes. When parents are not thoughtful, any myriad of troubles can grow. “Discipline that Connects” is a profound and practical way to think about discipline that has empowered thousands of parents to be wiser and more effective when they discipline. This workshop is deeply biblical, immediately useful, and will change your life and your child’s life for good!
For more information about this workshop or other Connected Families workshops, visit ConnectedFamilies.org

$10 individual, $15/couple

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Looking for the good

Looking for the Good

Evil exists in the world, but remember to look for the good. This is the lesson I hope to impart on my son as he grows. On the days following the tragedy in Charlottesville, my husband and I sat watching the news in disbelief. I was heartbroken for the people of Charlottesville, for all people […]

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Family Volunteer in Wichita

10 Places Your Family Can Volunteer in Wichita

My boys are 5 and 2 years old, but I believe it’s never too early to teach them about the value of serving others. Activities like walking in a family 5K dressed as superheroes for the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, participating in the YMCA Bowl-a-thon and donating canned goods to a local food pantry […]

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