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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

When Children Fail

Q: My eleven-year-old daughter tried out for a local children’s theatrical production and didn’t get a speaking part. She did make it to the chorus, but she’s crushed and says she doesn’t want to be in the chorus. She’s been moping around the house ever since she found out and

Why Have Kids?

Sometimes, I’ll read something about why having a child is not such a good idea. Topping the list are things like how having kids cramps your style, drains your financial resources, contributes negatively to the environment, and consumes your marriage. Then there are those who think you should have kids

When a Pet Dies

Q: Our dog, which has been with us since our oldest child was a baby, got really sick and had to be put to sleep. Naturally, both kids (ages 6 and 8) were upset by Blackie’s illness and death, as were my husband and me. I’m not sure we handled

Summertime Boo-boos

Several years ago, I saw an elementary school age girl on her scooter decked out in knee pads, elbow pads and a helmet. My immediate reaction was how stifling to have to wear all that equipment for a simple ride down a straight sidewalk with no hills or turns. Needless

Should You Force Sports?

Q: My 8-year-old son played t-ball for three years before we switched him to coach-pitch baseball. He loved t-ball, but repeatedly asked us not to make him play coach-pitch baseball. We signed him up because we thought he might like it and that he needed the exercise, as he tends

The Creativity of Boredom

With summer right around the corner, parents will soon hear cries of “I’m bored” from their children. But is being bored such a terrible thing? Boredom is a relatively new thing, as children of previous centuries had not free time in which to be bored. In fact, if a medieval

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.