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How Well Do You Know Mom?

Debbie Baisden Family Motherhood

How Well Do You Know Mom?

by Coach Debbie   My kids make me laugh every single day.  So I decided to interview them, seeing how well they really know me, the woman who brought them into this world.   I want you to have fun with your kiddos too, so I'll share the links to print at the end!   Since I have 4 kids with short attention spans, I only allowed a couple to answer each question.  We did this over dinner and laughed a lot!  For reference, my kids are named PBAndJ = Paul Brad Andrew Josh.   (left to right: Brad 15, ...

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Bible Study For Kids

Emily Saunders Faith Family kids

Bible Study For Kids

Do you have trouble finding faith-based resources that are Biblically sound and age-appropriate?  I love all things that point kids toward Christ, but find that a daily devotion doesn’t always sink in for my children aged 7, 5 and 4.  They also love their Action Bible (kind of like a comic book), but it moves quickly. They need a concept to be drilled in over and over again to fully grasp it.  I’m much the same way.  I grow and understand so much more when I study and go very slowly over small sections of scripture verses just reading a...

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I Did Not Expect to Cry

Debbie Baisden Family

I Did Not Expect to Cry

by Coach Debbie       I fought tears during my twins’ cross country meet. I didn’t expect the urge to cry. Having twins run on the same team means they are not together on the course since one is faster than the other. So I stayed in one place to cheer each one on as they zoomed past me. “You’re doing great! You’re awesome! Keep going!”   After many minutes passed, I realized they would be passing by me again, this time much closer to the finish line.    Stay with me, this story has a point.    So...

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Kids, Don't Screw This Up

Debbie Baisden Family

Kids, Don't Screw This Up

by Coach Debbie   I've been a mom since 2004 and I'm never going to be asked to write a parenting manual.  I screw up royally just about every day.  I do things I swore I'd never do.    The TV has babysat my kids so I could nap.  I have yelled countless times.  I once told my sons they were bad kids after a family photo session.  I have tossed French fries from the front of a minivan to hungry kids that I just couldn't possible cook for.  I have threatened consequences only to later be too lazy to...

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Stop Being a Lawnmower Mom

Debbie Baisden Family Moms Motherhood Relax Stress

Stop Being a Lawnmower Mom

by Coach Debbie   I used to teach fourth grade.  I love that age so much!  They’re independent yet not hormonal.  At the start of every school year we held an Open House where students and parents came to the classroom to meet me and get a vibe of how the year would be structured.  You could always tell that kids were nervous (and so was I).   I’d stand at the door to greet families and introduce myself and extend my arm to shake hands with each member of the family.  Here's what bothered me.  Immensely.  Mom or Dad...

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