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Best Ways to Increase Protein for Growing Bodies

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[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.]

Muscles need protein to grow and brains need protein and fat to function properly.  In an age of carbohydrate-riddled and overly processed foods, it takes savvy planning to make sure our kids are getting enough protein to keep them growing and going strong! Read More

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[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.] Muscles need protein to grow and brains need protein and fat to function properly.  In an age of carbohydrate-riddled and overly processed foods, it takes […]

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Prayer the Week of September 15 — Looking Into The Future

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My parents are facing a crisis. Is that dramatic? No, perhaps not.

They are facing a crisis, partly of their own making. Is that fair? Yeah, probably.

And I am following in their footsteps. Is that foolish? No, not actually.

Vocations

You see, my parents raised their children (my older brother, me, and my younger sister) differently than most of the world and most of the Church raised their children.  They always said, “If you want a different result, you have to put in different ingredients.”  Some people might have thought they were too strict, other people might have thought they were too lenient. But most people thought they were a little bit crazy eccentric. Or as our friend, Micha, says, “You’re just special.” Read More

Vocations

My parents are facing a crisis. Is that dramatic? No, perhaps not. They are facing a crisis, partly of their own making. Is that fair? Yeah, probably. And I am following in their footsteps. Is that foolish? No, not actually. You see, my parents raised their children (my older brother, me, and my younger sister) […]

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5 Ways One Daughter Keeps Her Love On

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Raising children into adulthood is a challenge, period.  Perhaps every generation before me has felt the same way, but I think it is harder now than it’s ever been.   Read More

5 Ways to KYLO

Raising children into adulthood is a challenge, period.  Perhaps every generation before me has felt the same way, but I think it is harder now than it’s ever been.  

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Preparing for My Coming of Age Party

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AlyssaAs part of our series on Parenting Our Children into Adulthood, Kristina’s youngest daughter, Alyssa (age 11,) is sharing how she is preparing for her coming of age party or bat-mitzvah.  In our families we celebrate the arrival of each of our children into the community of adulthood.  It is important for us to recognize their transition from child to adult and we do it with a formal celebration that includes an evening of blessings, scripture reading and of course, great food!  But before we get to the fun of the evening we have to prepare.  Preparations include Bible study, learning about the saints, and memorization of scripture.  For each child the process is slightly different, but the point is for a solid foundation of faith to be developed.

Alyssa ~ One of the reasons my mom and dad have me prepare is so that I know why I am having a bat-mitzvah, also so I learn more about God.

As part of my preparations I am studying catechism and learning about the saints.  I think it is important to learn about the saints so that I have a better understanding of them and because it is a lot better to look up to a saint then it is to look up to a singer or a movie star, like most girls my age.  I think it is amazing what the saints did for God!

My favorite saint is St. Therese.  She was a lot like me (I sometimes have a bad temper, too) and I love the Little Way that she taught about.  I have learned about her Little Way and how some things can be difficult, but if you look to God, you can trust it will be ok.

After studying St. Therese, I am also thinking about my choices.  I am choosing to study the Bible more and I’m trying to be a better person.

I’m thinking a lot more about my actions; am I getting angry?  Am I yelling?  Am I making snarky comments to my parents?  Am I really listening to God or am I just doing what my mind tells me?  Am I trying to get my own way?  Am I taking time to do my work?  Am I cheating in school?  Am I trying to get out of things?  I am asking myself these things and trying to fix what I am saying.  I’m trying to be patient with myself and learn from my mistakes.

I feel like I am a little sheep who is lost without God but when I trust God I feel like I have been found and I feel loved.   As I prepare for my bat-mitzvah, I’m finding I hear God more and it makes me love him more.

 

Alyssa

As part of our series on Parenting Our Children into Adulthood, Kristina’s youngest daughter, Alyssa (age 11,) is sharing how she is preparing for her coming of age party or bat-mitzvah.  In our families we celebrate the arrival of each of our children into the community of adulthood.  It is important for us to recognize […]

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Prayer for the Week Sept 1 – Praying the Word for Our Children

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to him who is able

When we pray scripture over our children we are praying God’s Word, His promises towards us.  Isaiah 55:10-11 reminds us, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Can I get an amen?  If I am faithful to pray God’s words over my children, he will be faithful to accomplish what he desires for them! Read More

When we pray scripture over our children we are praying God’s Word, His promises towards us.  Isaiah 55:10-11 reminds us, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and […]

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Prayer for the Week August 18 – Body Beautiful

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Scale

After years of walking in faith and healing there are some days when I’m lost inside the private hell of internal dialogue and self hatred.  On those days I have a hard time even looking in the mirror because I see every imperfection. Read More

Scale

After years of walking in faith and healing there are some days when I’m lost inside the private hell of internal dialogue and self hatred.  On those days I have a hard time even looking in the mirror because I see every imperfection.