Purposeful Parenting #1

Angie’s Journaling Thoughts                        Feb.10, 2012 Yesterday was a typical day at our house, aside from all the chores that go along with getting ready for a weekend trip with the family to the coast.  We still had our Thursday responsibilities of school work, cleaning, projects, organization chores, and practicing music in addition to meal planning, grocery shopping, loading and preparing the RV.  After getting through with the morning errands,(before the [...]

A New Spin on Prov 22:6~”To Train Up a Child”

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Mothers innately want what we think is best for our children. We dream about the days when our children are grown and envision a legacy. A legacy of faith. Dreaming, we exclude the trials, the suffering, and the challenges that life may bring; that God allows. Optimistic and hopeful, we cuddle our [...]

Q&A Interview with the Dunagan Ladies

Interview with Ann & Christi Dunagan on the Topic of Mentoring Your Daughters: Q. ANGIE: Looking back at yourself as a mom of middle-aged children and babies, how did you begin proactively preparing your heart to let go and let God have your children for service overseas? A. ANN: With each child, there was definitely a time of "dedicating" each one to the Lord and praying over them and committing each little one into God's [...]

By |February 26th, 2012|Blog, Mentoring, Missions and Vision, Parenting|0 Comments

Mentoring Your Daughters: Missions

As our children grow our parenting style needs to adapt from Training & Correcting to more of a Mentoring Relationship.  I am so excited and privileged to share this blog talk between Ann Dunagan, Author of the "Mission Minded Child" and her daughter Christi Dunagan who is currently in Tulsa, Ok and is engaged to be married in June to a 3rd generation missionary from Niger, West Africa. Listen to DaringDaughters on Blog Talk Radio [...]

By |February 25th, 2012|Blog, Mentoring, Parenting|0 Comments

Parenting Our Children Pursposefully with the Future In Mind

As parents we all have the potential to hold on too tight.  Out of our great Love and Deep Concern for our children, we make choices in raising them, educating them, carefully "choosing their environments." One of the challenges I see all parents potentially struggle with, but maybe especially home schooling parents, is the temptation to hold on too tightly to our children.  I am not referring to the protection we are responsible for providing [...]

Tips for Building Your Child’s Self-Worth~ Love them

Tips for the Mom: 1) Love them!  It's Obvious, but we need to choose to show our love sometimes... kids are fun and easy to enjoy most of the time, but when it is hard we need to show them grace and love by how we react to them. 2)Make the Most Important thing~ The Most Important Get right with God!  Go to Him for Healing, be real with Him!  Our inner beauty needs to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2012|Blog, Parenting|1 Comment

Does Your Daughter??? Mom’s Get Real! :Beauty Series Part 3

Thought Provoking Questions for Mother's of Daughters: ~Does your Daughter Come to You for Advice on Appearance? ~Or is she getting Her ideas from her friends or the community     you are part of? ~Is Your Daughter Scared to Talk to You? ~Are You Setting a Godly Example by the way you view yourself and the way you take care of yourself? So what Legacy are you pursuing with your daughters in regards to Spiritual Identity?  [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Blog, Family Discipleship, Mentoring, Parenting|0 Comments

Our Appearance & Relationship with Our Daughters: Beauty Series Part 2

Disclaimer: This is a Potentially Offensive Article... I almost didn't post it... read only if you are willing to get real and do what it takes to help your daughter have a strong self esteem~ it starts with you~ Mom! In my previous article Beauty Within Radiates Outward, we talked about how important it is to be aware of our appearance, but not to let it own our hearts. "Should we care about our appearance?  [...]

By |January 29th, 2012|Blog, Parenting|5 Comments

Beauty From Within Radiates Outward: Beauty Series Part 1

3 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."      1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV Peter tells the women in his letter their beauty should not come from jewelry or outer adornments. Rather, their beauty should be [...]

By |January 26th, 2012|Blog, Faith, Mentoring, Parenting|1 Comment

“Motherhood is not for Wimps”

I wanted to share this poem I acquired from the Above Rubies Retreat in 2010. I hope you enjoy it! Motherhood is not for Wimps! "There are those who would spurn the vocation of mothers And say it's inferior to the career of others, I'll have to admit that it's not easy work, It's relentless and from it you can not shirk. It takes all your energy to be a mother and wife, It requires [...]

By |December 16th, 2011|Blog, Child Training, Parenting|0 Comments