Ask with Confidence

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

I like cooking. I really do. Some days I stand over the kitchen counter – slicing, dicing, dashing, and mashing – all while pretending I’m the next Food Network star. read more

Speak Life

speak lifeThis Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Earlier this year, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” was all the rage. My children played it and replayed it – again AND AGAIN. They would wake up listening to it, turn it on during school breaks, and read more

World AIDS Day: Educating Our Children

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

There are nearly 35 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. In the U.S. alone, more than 1.2 million people are infected with this disease. read more

Helping Children Develop a Heart of Thanksgiving

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Sometimes young children forget their manners. We’ve all seen that parent who has to embarrassingly remind his or her child to say “thank you.” It usually sounds like: read more

Paper Bag Wreath: Parent & Child Activity

paper bag wreathThe holiday season is here! That means it’s time to bring out the wreaths! A paper bag wreath is the perfect thing to get your door or wall looking pretty, warm and welcoming. And it’s simple to make. Here’s how: read more

Breaking Down Walls between Parents and Children

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Fireworks, bright lights, and thousands of balloons aroused the night sky overlooking Germany’s capital yesterday. Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Wall that divided the city of Berlin for 29 years had kept Berliners in a state of oppression. read more

Love is an Action Word

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I’ve made it a habit to tell my kids “I love you.” I want the sound of my voice uttering those words to be stuck in their memories like a chart-topping song.

But although I say it every day and sometimes a few times a day, saying “I love you” is not what they appreciate most about me. They appreciate my read more

Parents, You are Loved

God is love

In the midst of it all – giving hugs, fixing hurts (physical and emotional), and doing everything in our power to make our children feel loved – sometimes we (parents) need to be reminded that we are loved. read more

Have a Peaceful Week

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When our minds are saturated with thoughts of God’s unfailing love, it puts us in a state of perfect peace. Let’s have a peaceful week, my friends – rejecting negative thoughts while keeping our minds stayed on Him. read more

Meet Renee Clarke

Renee ClarkeNumber of Children: 2
Ages of Children: 15 & 30
Occupation: Founder of Mother-Daughter Initiative, Former Washington Redskins’ Cheerleader
Age: 49
 

What do you like most about being a parent?

What I love about being a parent is watching my children accomplish their goals and dreams. I enjoyed watching my son become a great athlete. I am enjoying watching my daughter become an accomplished violinist. read more