"Every day that you don't read your Bible is a day that you're trying to live life in your own strength, and it's too hard for you.  The Bible is God talking to you!  Soak yourself in it." — Karen Jensen

10 Ideas For Working Moms

Let me start by saying that ALL moms work, right?

But last week we talked about stay at home moms, so here is equal time!

This week’s blog is dedicated to you super moms out there who raise kids AND have a job outside the home. Blessings and strength and supernatural help to you!

These days, life moves at a pretty fast pace, and everyone has a lot on their plate. It's really all about prioritizing and cutting out the things that are stealing our time, because time is precious, especially with our kids.

So here are 10 time-saving, sanity-saving things that working moms can do to make life easier, balanced and more enjoyable:

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"If I Correct My Child, Will He Hate Me?"

As parents, we have lots of reasons for not correcting our children.

Let’s face it, nobody really likes to spank their child, even though it's in God's Word and it's good news when you learn it!

One reason I find fairly prevalent (especially among single moms, but with dads and couples too) is the fear that correcting their child will make the child hate them.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Let me tell you an amazing story to prove my point:

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Helping with Homework

Sometimes it might seem like your child’s homework is endless -- and with everything else that needs to get done each evening, homework can add stress.

But homework is an important part of your child’s education.

It not only helps them practice what they are learning in the classroom and makes them successful at school, but it also encourages self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.

It helps your child when YOU have a good, encouraging attitude about homework. Pray with them, asking for God's help and wisdom with school work.

Make sure they know scripture that gives them faith for learning (i.e. - 1 Cor. 2:16, John 14:26, Eph 1:16-18, Daniel 1:17,20).

Here are some tips for helping with homework:

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6 Things We Don't Want to Say To Our Child

Very often as parents we are trying to do two (or three or four!) things at once.

Or we’re in a hurry, or tired, or frustrated, or under pressure….or we just want some alone time. Those are the times we might say something to our child that we shouldn’t.

Our words are very powerful. They frame our world. The things you say to your child matter – they matter a lot. Mark 11:23 says, You can have whatever you say. Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

This is especially true when you and I are talking to our children – we want to choose to speak life over them!

Romans 4:17 tells us to call those things that be not as though they are. Maybe your child “be’s not” obedient. Or tidy. Or smart in school. God says start saying they are! Don’t say what you have, call for what you want!

Here are 6 things we want to avoid saying to our children, and what to say instead:

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What Parent's Are Saying

“My four year old son was out of control, to the point where I had to take him out of pre-school and stay home with him. But after just a few days of applying these parenting principles, he has changed dramatically!  Now he listens and obeys, and our home is peaceful – it’s almost miraculous! I am putting him back in school and able to continue with my own schooling.  Thank you so much!”  — F.L.

“My wife and I began putting these principles into practice right away and began to see excellent results. Our children respond very well to our godly way of discipline.  So much better for us. Thank you!”    — M.L.

“I attended one of Karen's seminars and it was far above everything I expected. It has equipped me with information that I needed to properly launch my children into their destinies.” — R.T.

“I have a 2 year old daughter and I didn’t believe in spanking until I watched Parenting With a Purpose and was made to understand the biblical purpose of spanking. Now I get it!  Now my daughter will benefit every day of her life – she’ll be able to fulfill God’s purpose for her life.  My home is now peaceful and calm with a loving and obedient daughter who will grow up obeying God’s Word quickly.”   — T.O.

“I learned SO much from Parenting With a Purpose about God’s view of parenting. I especially learned about correction and why & how to do it.  I can’t imagine waiting until my child is older before taking this course.” — K.H.

“After applying these principles of correction then praying with my son afterwards, he gave me a big hug and looked straight into my eyes and said, ‘I love you, Mom!’ I just melted.  He is 3 and has never expressed this kind of emotion before. I have taken many parenting classes and finally one that works! I now have the skills to help my child obey me so he will obey God." — M.J.

"Our 6-year-old grandson got his first report card at school this Friday.  The teacher had only positive things to say about him.  She said he is affectionate and helpful, both to her and his fellow sutdents.  He is obedient, attentive and a good worker. His big ‘turn around’ from being a rather disobedient and whiny troublemaker began when you came to our city and taught us how to raise children God’s way. My husband and I bought your Parenting With a Purpose CDs and gave them to our daughter.  Since then our grandson has never been the same.  I am so happy.  Thank you so much for coming!"  — L.K.