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The Village

The Village

The Village Sometimes when we’re offered help as parents we can see that as failure on our part. We believe that we’re only being offered the help because those people don’t believe we can do it all on our own. I believe this comes from the ideal picture of a “perfect...

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Identity: Part Two

Identity: Part Two

Identity: Part Two Everybody has their own strengths and their own giftings. It’s important to be deliberately looking out for what our children are naturally gifted at or interested in and then do everything we possibly can to enable and encourage them in that area....

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Identity: Part One

Identity: Part One

Identity: Part One When we become parents it is common to question what our new identity is and where this new title of “parent” fits. For women especially, our identity can become blurred when we first become parents. Having been a parent for nearly 45 years now, I...

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Fear as Parents

Fear as Parents

Fears as Parents When you put it into perspective, fears are a big part of what we call the rollercoaster ride. Fears that we feel as parents can be so varied but are so real for the people who are feeling them. The fear that you feel when you bring that first newborn...

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The Perfect Parent?

The Perfect Parent?

The Perfect Parent? Does the perfect parent exist? Funnily enough I believe there is such a thing as being the perfect parent. This is the parent that tries to be the best they can be for their children, that strives for perfection but knows it's okay when they make...

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