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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.

Coming soon! Join me each week on my “You’ve Got This” podcast. I’ll interview moms 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.

Coming soon!

Sept. 29th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: Did You Say Something?

Are you tired of repeating yourself when talking to your kids? Do you think your child has a hearing problem when it comes to listening to your instructions? This biblically based, heart-based approach to parenting seminar will help moms learn how to get their kids to listen the first time.

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Sept. 29th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: Did You Say Something?

Oct. 20th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: But I’m NOT Gonna Do It!

What can a parent do when punishments seem to have little or no impact on a child's behavior? This biblically based, heart-based approach to parenting seminar will help moms and dads understand the purpose of consequences and how to use them effectively to reach their children's hearts.

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Oct. 20th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: But I’m NOT Gonna Do It!

Oct. 24th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at the Good & Mad Workshop: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective

Is one child disrupting your entire household because of his or her anger? Are you tired of dealing with this particular child's anger issues over and over again? The Good & Mad: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective will help Christian parents identify the core issue with their “problem child,” and provide proven techniques to bring immediate relief to the entire household.

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Oct. 24th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at the Good & Mad Workshop: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective

School Year Resolutions

Many of us make New Year’s Resolutions, and with the start of a fresh school year, I propose parents write some New School Year Resolutions of their own. Here are a few New School Year Resolutions every parent should have. Resolution 1. I will not complain about my children’s teachers.

Keeping Summer All Year Round

How did you spend your summer as a child? Did you spend lots of time indoors staring at a flickering screen? Did you enjoy the pool, backyard, front sidewalk and other outside activities? Did you find joy in a butterfly or chasing fireflies as dusk fell? Did you build forts

Teenage Expectations: The Path to Emancipation, August 2013

By Mary Elizabeth Piretti We round out our summer “Expectations” series with the teen years. Just as the early preschool years can be filled with tempers and tantrums, the teen years can be, too. But take heart—they don’t have to be! Teenagers are trying to bridge the gap between childhood

Elementary School Expectations: Decade of Discipleship, July 2013

By Sarah Hamaker The elementary school years (ages 5 to 12) can be some of the best parenting years. Children this age are eager to please, eager to learn and eager to be helpful. Parents have a golden opportunity to disciple their children during these years, as parental influence is

A Summer Break

Hello, readers! With summer in full swing, I'm going to take my own advice and have a vacation myself from this blog. Come join me again before school starts up for parenting commentary and advice. As always, if you have any topic or question you'd like to see covered in

Traveling Blues

Q: We’re heading out to the beach next month and I’m already dreading the seven-hour car trip with our three, elementary school age kids. Last year, the three of them fought and picked on each other the entire trip. I don’t think our family can survive a repeat of that.

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.