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Joyful Parenting

Has the thought “I didn’t sign up for this” ever crossed your mind? You’re not alone! So many parents had great expectations and ideals about what family life would be—then came reality. Between the sleepless nights, eating battles, and temper tantrums of the early years to the eye-rolling, backtalk, and all-out wars of the preteen and teenage years, somewhere alone the line, things fell out of step. I’m here to help you get back on track, or start out right in the first place.

Daily, we are bombarded by parenting fads and well-meaning friends whose advice and strategies don’t work in the long run. But there’s a secret to joyful parenting, and it starts with a tried-and-true parenting philosophy rooted in the Bible. I’m here to offer quick tips and lifelong strategies that help you rediscover your leadership role in the home with God at the forefront, ultimately transforming your parenting and your home.

There is a joy in parenting. I’ll help you discover it.

"You’ve Got This" with Sarah Hamaker

A podcast to encourage and equip moms along their parenting journey.

Join me each week on my “You’ve Got This” podcast. I interview moms and dads like you about the challenges, joys and rewards of raising kids. Parenting might be hard sometimes, but don’t worry—you’ve got this.

"You’ve Got This" with Sarah Hamaker

A podcast to encourage and equip moms along their parenting journey.

How to encourage a heart of gratitude in your kids.

Order your Thankfulness at Thanksgiving ebook today!

How to encourage gratitude in your kids. Order Thankfulness in Thanksgiving ebook today!

Need ideas on how to celebrate Christmas. Want to take back the holiday from others’ expectations? Then order Put Joy Back Into Christmas ebook today!

Need ideas on how to celebrate Christmas. Want to take back the holiday from others’ expectations? Then order Put Joy Back Into Christmas ebook today!

Sleep Isn’t Just for Infants (Episode 7)

“Sleep deprivation really plays havoc with our brains,” Stevens said. “Think about what you feel like after a broken night of sleep—you really don’t feel well the next day, your performance at work is probably be a little bit slower and it’s hard to remember things.”

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Drawing Your Daughter's Heart Closer to Yours (Episode 6)

“After surveying 100 daughters between the ages of 12 and 42 about their relationships with their moms, I was surprised to find many daughters believe their moms don't truly accept them for who they are or are/were overly critical of them,” Cindi said.

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Fostering Our Children’s Independence (Episode 5)

“It really is impossible to go through life preventing things,” Susan says. “We don’t have that much control.”

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A Teen Behind the Wheel (Episode 4)

When you let your teen learn to drive, you’re telling him or her: We think that you’re capable and that you will do your best. “The world can be so much smaller and more contained when we don’t let our kids spread their wings,” he said.

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The Mom Connection (Episode 3)

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Early Learning: Discovering the World, October 2013

By Mary Elizabeth Piretti As the school year continues to unfold, learning is a hot topic! Last month, we talked about homework and school-issues for older children, and this month we’ll talk about our littler people, the early-learners. The toddler and preschool years are full of wonder and new experiences.

Parenting Basics: “Wait Until Your Father Gets Home”

Grandma was right! There is an easy way and a hard way to raise kids. By and large, today’s parents are choosing the hard way. This series of blogs will tackle familiar phrases that used to be commonplace but fell out of favor during the last few decades of the

Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander?

Q: Over the summer, my 18-year-old son claims we shouldn’t restrict him for playing Internet video games when his older sister (20) watches TV constantly. They are both college students and are back in school now, but will be home for breaks. My son tends to be shier than his

Parenting Basics: “Stew in Your Own Juices”

Grandma was right! There is an easy way and a hard way to raise kids. By and large, today’s parents are choosing the hard way. This series of blogs will tackle familiar phrases that used to be commonplace but fell out of favor during the last few decades of the

Two Ds and a B Spell Trouble

Q: My eight-year-old boy has been disobedient and defiant since he was three. He’s also bullying his three younger siblings. We’ve tried stripping his room and putting him on restriction, but I don’t think we’ve held the line as long as we should have. It hasn’t seemed to make a

School Year Resolutions for Parents

This year, I will support my student by …

 

• Not micromanaging homework.
• Enforcing technology curfews.
• Insisting on a schedule with plenty of free time.