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For Those of You Who Have Grown Weary

This one is for those of you who have grown weary.<p>Not the good kind of weary that is about muscles and bones, but the kind of weary that is layered …

Sleep: A Misguided and Unhealthy Obsession

Source: Unknown<p>We have a real obsession in Western nations, and I’m not sure it’s a healthy one. We are completely, totally, obsessed with sleep. And …


There’s something quite beautiful that happens right before a school program begins. There’s always one child on stage scanning the crowd with eager, almost frantic, eyes. And then suddenly, the child’s eyes stop. As she enthusiastically waves at a focal point in the crowd, a visible sigh of relief comes from her small chest. If you follow her gaze to see what brought her such great comfort, you will see love etched across the face of the person who met her gaze. That’s when you know the child just found her reference point, her source of comfort, her go-to place in times of uncertainty and doubt. I think about this beautiful phenomenon every time I feel the pressure that comes with parenting. Because sometimes the “experts,” the well-meaning friends, the sweet ladies in line behind us at Starbucks, and the critic inside our head suggest there is more to it than just loving them. But I don’t care what anybody says. It’s the love that sustains them. Whether she’s walking out on stage or out of a bad relationship … Whether he’s stepping into kindergarten or into battle … Whether he’s taking an honest look inward or a stand for what he believes in … Whether she’s reaching up to grab her dream or reaching down to help the fallen … When faced with the fears, uncertainties, and worries of life, children need a reference point—a place in their mind and heart where they feel loved and safe. And we can provide that. My friends, we can provide that. So let’s not worry about doing everything right in this parenting gig. Let’s just focus on doing one thing right: a little love each day. Love them as they walk out the door. Love them before they hop out the car. Love them as they pull the covers up to their chin. Love them in such a way that it becomes their reference point in a cruel, harsh world like the sight of a familiar face in a sea of unknown. Rachel Macy Stafford© Today let us take the pressure off ourselves and remember it’s the love that sustains them--despite our failings and missteps. Thanks for being a part of The Hands Free Revolution—letting go of distraction, perfection and pressure to love more and live more. photo credit: www.handsfreemama.com

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What if the World Doesn't End?

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” – Matthew 24:36 ESV<p>Many people seem …


Why Can't You Be More Careful?

A few months ago, my daughter, Tiny Dancer (then five), was building Legos at the kitchen table. She’d been at it for some time, meticulously …

Международная миссия Agape

Fuck the Fucking Cheaters

Free Your Kids

The Baby Rabbit Saga...<p>- A few days ago, the dogs uncovered a rabbit nest hidden under our trampoline. Our oldest son, Science Kid (9), alertly saved …

Emerging Liability of Agencies in Wrongful Adoptions | The Legal Intelligencer

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …


From our 2006 archives: Why I no longer believe babies should cry themselves to sleep

<i>Editor's note: This story was published Feb. 4, 2006.</i><p>'Some of our friends see us as weak parents because we haven't Ferberized our children," says my niece Rachel Maté, a 33-year-old Vancouver lawyer and mother of two. " 'You're letting your baby control your lives,' they argue. But it would break …

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The mission team is headed to the airport in Denver!! We will be traveling for the next 36 hours before we arrive in Kramators'k. Literally, planes, trains and automobiles! Prayers appreciated :)

Getting kids to listen - without yelling! One of the main reason's I've been able to really reduce my yelling is because of the courses from Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions. I am happy to be hosting a free introductory webinar with Amy on July 23rd - you'll get tools you can use right away to bring peace to your home. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here: http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/webinars/creative-with-kids.html

On Being White, Female, and Privileged | E. Napoletano

I’ve never deluded myself into thinking that I have it anything other than great. I’m white. I’m educated. I live in a nation where I can have tough …

Immigration Reform

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