Christian Parenting

Mama J on December 8th, 2011

When I was six or seven, I had two pet names for my father – Naa and Ego. Although I don’t remember their origin, I suppose I was following suit from seeing the diminutives my parents used for each other on Christmas gift tags and Valentine’s Day cards. (P.B. and E.S., which stood for something […]

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Mama J on July 13th, 2011

I started to tell you last time that I had my daughter “sign her life away” to get her cell phone. Here are most of the terms and conditions we put in the agreement, in case it would be helpful to any of you. I, (child’s name), understand that my phone is a privilege given […]

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Mama J on June 8th, 2011

That is today’s question. My 11-year-old has started to babysit. So far she has one client,  third-grade twins in our neighborhood. She has stated her case that it would be helpful to have a cell phone while babysitting in case of emergency when she walks out of the house to take the kids to the […]

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Mama J on October 22nd, 2008

Your Turn:  Where do you turn when stepfamily dynamics have you in a mood?  “…this angst brings me to what I call my ‘swing point:’ the point at which my thoughts and feelings cross to the dark side.”  As much as I try to stay positive, every once in a while I go into a […]

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Mama J on October 16th, 2008

Today I want to share with you two great resources to aid your parenting or stepparenting efforts. First, check out this organization I’ve just learned about called The Mother Daughter Project:  a community of women and girls dedicated to discovering and sharing ways mothers and daughters can stay close and thrive together through adolescence and […]

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Mama J on October 1st, 2008

A friend of mine and I were confiding in each other about what is apparently a bit of a taboo subject.  We were discussing the ever-so-subtle differences in the love we feel for our children and the love we feel for our stepchildren or adopted children.  We are blessed to have both kinds of relationships […]

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Mama J on September 18th, 2008

One of the many things I appreciate about my 8-year-old is that she is a good communicator.  Lately she’s been expressing to me that she just doesn’t understand the Bible.  She thinks this is part of the reason “church services are boring.” I spent a little bit of time stressing about how I don’t make […]

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