Christine Clark

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PARENTING HACKS FOR EVERYDAY

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One of the best things about being part of a community with other parents is learning how they approach similar problems. Let’s face it, there are not a lot new parenting challenges under the sun, but there are many approaches to head them off or tackle them. As we wrap up our back-to-school series, we thought it might be fun and helpful to ask our Parenting Pathway Advisory Team to share some of their favorite time-saving, kid-pleasing and sanity-saving parenting hacks with us.

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REST IN THIS MOMENT

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“The house is quiet this morning. For the first time in months, everyone is gone.
 
Your first response in this situation may be to make a to-do list and immediately start to deep clean the summer of neglect off the floors and kitchen cabinets. But wait . . . I want to encourage you to take a moment, breathe deeply, and give yourself room to rest in this moment.”

Read on and be encouraged by this reminder to rest from our Parenting Pathway blog at parentingpathway.org.

A STORY OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

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“In the middle of newborn snuggles and baby heaven with the birth of my second child, I found myself sinking into a pit . . . It was there that Jesus met me, weeping and vulnerable and broken.”
Visit our Parenting Pathway blog to read about the postpartum journey of a mom from our church family, and be encouraged—God sees you where you are and loves you beyond measure.

CAPTURE THE LAST FEW MOMENTS OF SUMMER

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Here in North Texas, we are in the waning days of our summer vacation. In three-ish weeks, our kids will be heading back to school or kick off their homeschool programs. As a parent near the end of summer, you are in one of two camps: 1) You have done everything “summer” you can do and are ready to bring the rhythm of a regular schedule back, or 2) You are so enjoying summer that you want it to last for months. Either way, making an effort to share a few final moments with your spouse and family this summer can put a bow on the season and provide moments you will want to remember for a lifetime. Here are some ideas for you and your spouse, and for the whole family.

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Managing Sibling Rivalry

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“SHOTGUN!!!” When you hear that, do you cringe waiting for the battle over who said it first, who rode shotgun last time, and whose turn it should be this time? If you are raising more than one child, I am sure you have had to step into more than one sibling battle and navigate your fair share of sibling rivalry. While there is no perfect sibling relationship, sibling harmony is the ultimate goal. This week, we are sharing tips to help you tackle sibling rivalry in your home.

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New Life in Christ

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV) Because Christ lives, new life is ours when we believe in Him. Not only are we made new when we come to faith—we get to experience new mercies every morning! …

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