Start a NEW Family Tradition during the Holidays with The 12 Games of Christmas

Start a NEW Family Christmas Tradition: The 12 Games of Christmas

We are starting a new family tradition this year and I am hoping that you will join me! I am sure you have heard of the 12 Days of Christmas. We are putting our own little spin on it with the 12 GAMES of Christmas, opening a new game each night the 12 days before Christmas and playing them as a family! Doesn’t that sounds like fun? **This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com. You are not required to purchase through these links, but if you do the small commission received goes to help support our families and this website. Thank you for reading Talking Mom2Mom. You can further read our affiliate disclosure here. The Gift that Keeps on Giving! By … Read more

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How a 9-Year-Old Girl Exposed My Daughter to Porn

Piling in the car with two kids and handfuls of crafts and goodies, from a homeschool party, I hear myself give instructions like a flight attendant before take off. “Put on your seatbelt and make sure your cup is in the cupholder…and please don’t get glue everywhere.” My mind wrestled with prioritizing tasks while I navigated the quickest route to arrive at our next destination on time. Even in mom logistics mode, the sun shining and the changing colors of the leaves were not lost on me. Just another beautiful fall day with a breeze coming through the window and the radio on. “Mommy, I have to tell you something.” I hear myself say “What?”, however, my mind was pre-occupied … Read more

Journal of Thankfulness and Loving Thoughts

Creating an Atmosphere of Thankfulness In a home with children,  you are bound to hear snide comments, complaining and arguments.  I decided to take action after hearing some unkind words and materialistic thoughts coming from my children.  It was hight time to create an atmosphere of thankfulness to combat the chaos. I desired a peaceful home. While to many the behavior exhibited simply showed the average sibling conflict you see on a day to day basis, I did not want the weed to grow. Punishments only go so far since ridding yourself of an old behavior requires to you to cling to a replacement behavior. With that thought in mind, the Journal for Thankfulness and Loving Thoughts was born. A … Read more

Courage

Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart Fear is a natural human response to anything we perceive as a danger. Learning to have courage can seem like a big task to a small child. Many times courage is difficult for us adults too. How do we combat feelings of fear? How do we keep fear from controlling our actions and lives? Whether it is being afraid of the dark or our financial future, the steps taken to defeat fear are the same. Remember that courage does not mean fear disappears as it is the ability to face a fearful situation. We will experience fear in our lives but the key is how we handle that fear and who we allow to … Read more

Peaceful Home

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Lessons Learned Did you ever do that thing when you were younger where you said, “I will never raise kids that are going to act like that?” I did. Oh, what I would tell myself if I could time travel backwards a decade. Six kids later, I have realized what a complicated and beautiful mess parenting can be. When I made that statement in my early twenties, I didn’t quite understand just how different each child’s personality could be, what special needs would look like on my kids, and just how exasperated I could become following months of sleep deprivation and even post-partum depression. My desire was for a peaceful home, but my own pride, fears, and even health kept … Read more

FREE Build Your Own Bakery Activity Pack

Why Starting a Business with Your Kids Should be a Priority and a FREE Build Your Own Bakery Activity Pack!

Have you ever come across this question as a mom? “People keep saying that college isn’t necessary to have a quality life. Do you feel like college is a non-negotiable in your child’s education?” I got this question just this morning, and it really made me think. I honestly believe that college is not the priority, but honing a valuable and marketable skill is. That is what we have seen in our life. My husband’s degree has done nothing for him as it was in “classical studies”. He had to start at the bottom in a random company and prove himself worthy and skilled and was able to rise up because of his initiative and ability to adapt and self-teach. … Read more