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Dear Mom of the ADHD Child, You WILL Be Okay

Dear mom of the ADHD child, You will be okay! You will have days when you want to pull your hair out. You will have days when you see hope. You will be judged if you choose to medicate. You will be judged if you don't. You will be accused of being a bad parent. You will be accused of not discipling enough. Or too much. People will take pity on you. They will look…
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Prodigal Child {Being THAT Mom}

photo credit: Ed Yourdon via photopin cc Being the mom of a Prodigal: Is not a mom that didn't pray for her child. Is not a mom that didn't discipline her child. Prodigal's aren't a result of poor parenting. Please don't give her the cold shoulder because she is mom to 'that child' that did 'that thing' or because you don't like her child or approve of their behavior. Don't think she is okay with…
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Prodigal Child {Being a Sibling}

photo credit: Ed Yourdon via photopin cc I am me. I am not my sibling. The choices they make or made aren't choices I agree with. Please don't pass judgement on me because of something my sibling has done. Don't assume that I am anything like them. Don't say 'Oh, your so and so's brother? Don't think you can get away with what they tried to get away with!' Especially As a teacher, whom I…
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Prepping

Siblings and Their Different Personalities

You are fearfully and wonderfully Isn't that amazing. He knows the hair on our heads. Before we were formed in our mothers womb. With each different person is a different personality. I compare my boys often. They are 16 months apart in age. Couldn't be further apart in personality. Nada. They don't dress the same. They don't like the same music. They don't like the same cars. Completely different. The younger two I don't compare…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Christian Living

Parenting the Adult Prodigal

    photo credit: photopin We are at a new season in our life. A season of parenting adult children. Where we have a son who is serving his junior high youth group. The one on fire for God. We see him for holidays and birthdays because he is 'so busy.' The other son isn't walking with The Lord right now. He's been a roller coster of commitment when it comes to following God's will…
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Meet the Parents

We had Boy Child #1's girlfriend's parents over for dinner and a bonfire. There is talk of the M word, so the potential of sharing grand babies with this couple are quite high. My BFF has already gone through meeting the parents a few of times. I have watched and learned as she hasn't had the best of luck with the in-laws. Will they like us? Do they like our son? Will they still like…
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He Knows You

We have two young adult sons. They are as different as black and white. One is all redneck One is hipster One is blonde One is brunette One is a preacher One is a wild land fire fighter One has walked away from God many times. One had a drug problem. Being drug to church all the time. Our oldest went to Job Corp at 16, so until then, he had a 'drug' problem as…
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Christian Living

I Can’t Take Credit for That

When I get compliments on my kids about how great they are, how it's so great and wonderful they're serving I want to say thank you, yes they're my kids. I can't take credit for that. The fact that makes my heart all proud to be a parent when my kids are awesome because I sure don't claim it when they're not awesome. It is only by the grace of God my kids are where…
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Trust and Obey

This Hymn comes to mind when I get a call from our oldest 1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word, what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his good will, he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. Refrain: Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. 2. Not a…
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Prepping

My Teen Son, High School Dropout

I haven't ever written about the 'how we started homeschooling' thing. Or how my teen son was a high school drop-out. It wasn't a great time in our family. But, as with all things ugly, there is Redemption. Our oldest son has ADD. When we moved to Idaho we came from a school district that had K-4, 5-8, 9-12. Tommy was in 6th grade, so already in middle school. Idaho was K-6. The move was…
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