Parenting with a Peaceful Mind

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

How can anyone parent with a peaceful mind when there is so much trouble in the world? How can we look into our children’s innocent eyes and not worry about their future and well-being? read more

10 Quotes to Keep Kids Motivated This School Year


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  –Nelson Mandela

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God Loves Us

God is love

It’s always refreshing to be reminded of God’s love and mercy. read more

How to Create Free School Lessons for Kids

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All the library lovers please stand up. (Okay, I’m standing.) I absolutely, positively love the public library, and it’s official: I’m a bona fide public library nerd. I didn’t even know until my son caught me on the computer entering my library card number while my card sat far away in my purse. In total shock, he said “You know your library card number by heart?!” Then his facial expression went from total shock to Mom is totally a public library nerd. read more

Meet Richelle C. Wilson

Richelle C Wilson Number of Children: 2
Ages of Children: 17 & 12
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Age: 41
Location: Marrero, LA

What do you like most about being a parent?

Being a parent is truly a blessing. My mother and father would always say, “Wait till you have your own.” And I can truly say it is a true gift from the Most High to nourish and love such wonderful young men. read more

Thank You, God, for My Children

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Say Cheese! Over the weekend, my husband and I snapped some photos of our children. When I finally got a chance to scroll through the images, my heart overflowed with thanksgiving. How grateful am I for God allowing me to parent such precious gifts! read more

When My Children Want Individual Attention

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With four kids, at times I feel like I’m being pulled, at once, in four different directions – north, south, east, and west – especially when my children are hungry for my attention.

I used to think the solution was to huddle them together for a family outing or an indoor activity. And during those moments, when everybody was laughing and having fun, I felt relieved.

But before I could lift my hand to pat myself on the back, I would read more

Meet Jennifer Oliver Shelton

Jennifer Oliver SheltonNumber of Children: 3
Ages of Children: Lydia Grace (5), Eli (2), Caleb (1)
Occupation: Former teacher turned Stay-at-home Mom
Age: 30
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

What do you like most about being a parent?

There are so many beautiful gifts that parenthood brings. If I had to pick just one, it would simply be spending time with my kids. Our time together is what I enjoy most.

Who or what has had the greatest impact on you as a parent? How?

My mother has had the greatest impact on my parenting. She strived to raise my sister and me to become–as she put it–”Godly women of character.” That’s a legacy I have tried to carry on with my own children.

What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever received? Or, what’s one bit of parenting advice you have for us?

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Appreciating the Beauty of Our Surroundings


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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

This past Saturday, my family and I strolled through the park. We walked on a trail that ran alongside a narrow river. The scenery was beautiful – tall grass, colorful flowers, children laughing while running on the playground, and ducks floating atop the river’s green algae.

I lagged about a yard behind the rest of the pack as I held the hand of my 2-year-old. His legs were moving, trying to keep up with everyone else. But read more

Confession: I Spoiled My Babies


I confess, I spoiled my babies. Every single one of them. Spoiled rotten to the core.

When my children were babies, I would hold them for hours – while watching TV, reading a book, talking on the phone, or doing absolutely nothing at all. And it wasn’t only to comfort them during an earsplitting, arm-flailing cry. Most times they were read more