Category: Family

February 26, 2024
Digital Kids

This informative article discusses the very relevant topic of children and screen time. The author provides helpful background information, and offers strategies to mitigate the more serious impacts of excessive use of digital media by young people. "While excessive screen time can have negative effects on the development and well-being of children and teens, there […]

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January 24, 2024
Grandparenting: a balancing act

Keith and Sarah Condie reflect on the delight and privilege of becoming recent grandparents. They bring thoughtful suggestions to help weather the ups and downs of relationships, worldviews and the aging process. There is also a review of a collection of essays by Christian grandparents to encourage others in helping to model a life of […]

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September 6, 2023
Practical Tips for the Corporate Mom Life (guest post by Causha Jolly)

Further to the Corporate Working Moms podcast https://engageworkfaith.org.au/corporate-working-mums/, this article provides handy suggestions for managing the work/life balance challenge, such as how to get dinner on the table...or "How do you balance sports/extra-curricular activities? For this season in life we found our family works best with one sport at a time.  Ultimately this means each […]

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September 6, 2023
Corporate working mums

A frank discussion about the emotional and practical realities of managing motherhood and work expectations. "Remember who you are in Christ, remember that you are called, remember that you are a daughter of the most high and never doubt that."  Image : Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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August 11, 2023
Two Truths and a Lie about Being a Working Mom

Author, Laura Wilfer, writes from her own experience as a working mother with three children and examines the challenge of "being available" for the family as well as meeting the demands and expectations of work. "At a women’s event I attended, someone asked the panel how to find balance as a working mom. One of […]

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August 10, 2023
Can You Have Too Much Parenting Information?

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the multiple resources available for parenting advice? Katie Small reflects on this question noting how a family holiday gave her the opportunity to reset her thinking. "Anxiety causes us to often borrow thinking from others… which feels easier than doing our own. We reach for all the parenting books, […]

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July 17, 2023
Work as Worship

It can be easy to separate our Christian and secular lives, particularly where work is concerned. As well as causing us stress as we try to manage both, we need to remember as Elise Kouros explains, that everything we do should honour God. "Work has intrinsic value to God and can, by itself, be an […]

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June 26, 2023
Building yourself into a Confident Parent

No child or teen has a corresponding manual. The diligent parent tries to absorb advice from relatives, podcasts and programs. With often contradictory advice, what is a parent to do? Turn to advice from Bluey? Watch a TikTok influencer with your teen? Dr. Jenny Brown explains how you can build yourself into a confident parent […]

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June 8, 2023
The Prayer Course

Prayer is vital to those who follow the Christian faith. In this series of YouTube videos, pastor and author, Pete Greig leads a study through the prayer that Jesus himself taught in the Gospel of Matthew, known as the Lord's Prayer. This is adaptable for use in Bible Study groups, families, as well as personally. […]

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June 7, 2023
Confident Parenting Resources

Image: Photo by Vladislav Anchuk on Unsplash Event Video Podcasts Adolescents independence on steroids  The Early School Years Dealing with Separation Pre-teens Busy Parent School Challenges and screen time  Books Growing Yourself Up – Dr Jenny Brown  Growing Yourself Up – Dr Jenny Brown – with Review Additional Resources Rest Revisited-Parenting and Rest My 3 Big Fears in […]

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May 31, 2023
Andrew Peterson on Raising Teenagers

A short video clip, but a vital perspective for parents... " Andrew Peterson—artist and president of The Rabbit Room—offers two insights on raising teenagers. Peterson underscores the importance of ensuring that children know who they belong to and provides a missional perspective on parenting."

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May 31, 2023
Your Teenager Needs Discipleship

An engaging podcast with both speakers sharing from their own families the realities of discipling their children from primary school age to young adults. Included in a myriad of questions from the audience, are responses regarding prayer, Bible study, social media, dating and youth group.

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