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Low Maintenance Hair Care Guide for Moms of Girls

<i>This post is sponsored by Kandoo and may contain affiliate links but all opinions are my own.</i>Low Maintenance Hair Care Guide for Moms of Girls – hair …

Hair

An In-Depth Interview with Vern Poythress on Biblical Theology and Christ in the Old Testament

Vern Poythress is a polymath.At the age of 20 he graduated from California Institute of Technology with a BS in mathematics, and went from there to …

Theology

13 Unexpected Ways to Use Lemon Around The House

<b>When life gives you lemons, skip the lemonade. Try one of these homekeeping tips instead. With a single lemon, you can banish odors, lighten the stains in your laundry, and clean your home from top to bottom!</b><p>Freshen the Air<p>Put down the spray can! Despite their convenience, many commercial air …

Lemonade

20 after school snacks only the most well-behaved kids deserve

The hours between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. cause terror in even the most experienced parents. That's when kids burst through the door after school …

Five Ways Not to Treat a Stay-at-Home Mom

It wasn't my plan to become a stay-at-home mom. I had my first baby and intended to keep working full time. I looked at daycares, picked one out and put down a deposit. I did go back to work full time, but it felt too soon, and I wanted to spend more time with my baby. After a bit of freaking out I …

Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving …

Teenage Girls, Mothers, and Aunties

<i>I am the single mom of three girls and am having a hard time with my fifteen-year-old. We have always been very close, but this past year, when she's upset, she turns to her Facebook friends instead of me. What can I do to make sure she's not getting steered wrong when she's stopped opening up to</i> …

CNN

10 Reasons Why Studying Hospitality in Switzerland Has Changed My Life

By College Tourist; Author: Alexis Moore of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management<p><b>Somehow I made it through each challenge stronger than I was before.</b><p>Many people don't understand why I chose to go thousands of miles away to study hospitality in Switzerland rather than somewhere in the …

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two new books — <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> by Julie …

Parenting

9 Clever Ways to Organize With a Towel Bar

These rods are handy all over the house — not just the bathroom.<p>These rods are handy all over the house — not just the bathroom.

This kid belts out an Adele tune like nobody’s business

Tom Bleasby. Remember that name because this British kid is going places. He just recorded a cover of Adele’s <i>Someone Like You</i> and totally nailed it …

SING!

The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them

What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after …

Parenting

8 Keys to Old-School Parenting For Modern-Day Families

In our effort to leave behind the harsh parenting tactics that generations before us suffered through, we may have swung a little too far in the …

Parenting

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

Movies

Satan Wants to Eat Your Faith for Breakfast, John Piper Says

In a video posted on the desiringGod website, theologian John Piper talks about the epic daily warfare in a Christian's life, saying Satan wants to …

Bonsai parenting: Why so many children end up in therapy

"A sense of melancholy is labelled depression; any trepidation is labelled anxiety. A friendship fight is bullying," Locke writes in her book <i>The</i> …

Mental Health

The top 20 books every student should read before leaving secondary school

Which books should every teenager have read before they leave secondary school?<p>The Times Educational Supplement has compiled a list of novels for …

'She was a special little human': Young mum who lost her daughter to a rare condition pays tribute with a touching photo series showing the 'super powers' of disabled children

• <b>Rachel Callander's baby daughter was born with a chromosome imbalance similar to Down Syndrome</b>• <b><br>She and her partner Sam were in complete shock when</b> …

Challenge your students with 100 games for gifted kids.

Games for Gifted Children<p>As a homeschool mom to a gifted child I’m always on the lookout for items that will keep my son engaged, inspired and not …

The scandal that ate Malaysia

<b>The near collapse of a state-owned company has rocked the government, rattled investors, and stirred public outrage.</b><p><i>Bloomberg Business</i><p>In the spring …

5 Mistakes Pre-K Teachers Make the First Week of School

There are 5 mistakes Pre-K teachers typically make in the first week of school. After years of trial and error, I now avoid doing these five …

Kids

Google partners with Khan Academy, NASA, more to teach kids science via a 4-week summer camp

We’re nearly midway through summer vacation, but still far from the start of the school year. Can’t send your children off to camp, but still need to keep them entertained? Google wants to help you out. The technology company today kicked off its inaugural free summer program, aptly called Camp …

Nonprofits

How to Lose Belly Fat Overnight

If I buy something online, I want it delivered immediately. If I order at the drive through, I don’t want to idle while it’s being whipped up.<p><b>And if</b> …

1 Timothy 4:12

Thoughts on Today's Verse...<p>How do you command the respect of others when you are young? You don't! You earn that respect by the character and …

Raising Kids Who Love Reading, Devour Books Voraciously, and Practically Beg for a Trip to the Library

<i>"Mom! Dad! Can we go to the library to check out a big stack of books? After I do all of my chores, I would really like to spend the rest of the afternoon reading quietly!"</i><p>... said no child, ever.<p>Just kidding. Some kids really do love to read! Actually, it's natural for children to love to read. …

Greg Laurie Shares Jesus' Teachings on Israel and the End Times Prophecy: 'America Needs Israel More Than Israel Needs America'

California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie shared with the congregation of his Harvest Church on Sunday what Jesus taught about Israel in the end …

Israel

15 Surprising Uses Of Toothpaste To Ease Your Life

Toothpaste. The one sanitary product that we all use (hopefully) every day of our lives. Morning and evening we come into contact with toothpaste to …

Dental Care

85 Uses for Baking Soda - Including Saving Your Life

Baking soda's most recognizable form is in a little orange box. This unimposing product is present even in households where no one ever cooks - …

Souvenirs from Paris: the best gifts to take home

In a city synonymous with iconic sights and world-class shopping, naturally souvenirs abound. You'll find plenty of budget-friendly Eiffel Tower key rings and <i>Paris</i> <i>, je t’aime!</i> t-shirts but thanks to the city’s artistic flair and craftsmanship heritage, you can also find richer pickings on …