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A last resort…

I spanked my 2yo but only as a last resort. Or so I believed. But you know what? When I quit spanking… My list of discipline options got longer! It had to – when I knew hitting wasn’t an option, … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 12: Punishment Works

When I was a punitive parent, I didn’t understand what people meant when they said that spanking doesn’t work. I’d think, ‘Well, it works for me…’ As I came out of the punitive paradigm I started to be able to … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Proverbs 23:11

Barefoot Betsy had done a fabulous job of discussing the interpretation of the rod verses and why we believe they are meant gently and figuratively.  Her series on the subject starts here. But in discussion in the comments section of … Continue reading

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On God our Father

My baby turns 10 months old today. He has been walking, unsteadily, for about a week. He was taking 2 or 3 steps for a couple of weeks before that. Last Tuesday evening, I saw a change in his thinking. … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 10: Newborns can’t smile

My third child, now 9 months old, was not very happy about being born. It was a lovely calm home birth in water. According to the ‘rules’ he should have been calm, staring into my eyes with fascination and then, … Continue reading

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Patriotism

In which a future Historian rambles… No, no- not an historian of the Future! :p  An Historian who WILL be….  Oh never mind. I’m going to go to school, for history education.  🙂 I am so darned excited. I am … Continue reading

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On this Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, I remember my baby. Many people remember their lost loved ones on Memorial Day. Before now it hasn’t been that big of a deal to me. Most of the people in my extended family who have … Continue reading

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Myth busting 9: right away, all the way, with a happy heart – or it’s rebellion!

Part II: Is Disobedience to Parents Rebellion? To obey is better than sacrifice…for rebellion is as the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry (1 Sam 15:22-23 NIV) This is a tricky question. After all, we have … Continue reading

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Myth busting 9: Right away, all the way, with a happy heart – or it’s rebellion!

Part I: Delayed or grudging obedience is disobedience? Scenario: You are a secretary. Your boss walks in and tells you to go check the company’s postbox because she’s expecting something important. Among the possible responses: You immediately drop everything and … Continue reading

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Mother Knows Best

It’s been a long time since I posted. The thing is- I don’t lack ideas, I have too many. Too complicated. I want to write something worth reading. I know most of us don’t have time to spare- I read … Continue reading

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