Parenting

First day of high school
Teenagers

First Day of High School

A mom reflects on a son's road to adulthood.

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Author Jen Hatmaker discusses her book, Of Mess and Moxie
Children

Jen Hatmaker on 'Of Mess and Moxie'

Author Jen Hatmaker shares what inspired her to write her book, Of Mess and Moxie, and what makes the book stand apart from her previous works.

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Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other.
Children

Jen Hatmaker on the Benefits of Positive Parenting

How did the popular author and mom of 5 find a way to encourage herself and her kids?

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Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other
Parenting

Jen Hatmaker's Advice for Positive Parenting

The bestselling author and blogger shares some of her secrets for raising your children in a positive and encouraging environment.

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Close call while on a bicycle.
Teenagers

A Close Call and a Heart Full of Thanks

A mom finds lots to be thankful for after her teenaged son’s spill from a bike in the middle of New York City traffic.

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When shaving a head becomes about faith
Parenting

When Bald Becomes Beautiful for a Youth Pastor

Church campers come together to deliver a full house, and a youth pastor delivers on his promise.

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10 Ways to Bless the Sandwich Generation
Caregiver Stress

10 Ways to Bless the Sandwich Generation

Parents are often playing the role of caregivers to older family members as well. Here’s how you can help.

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How to begin again on a bad day.
Teenagers

How Faith Can Reboot a Bad Day

When your week gets off to a rough start, begin again with the calming influence of prayer.

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A Mother's Prayer for Her Child's Health
Stories of Hope for Caregivers

A Mother's Prayer for Her Child's Health

Her youngest son was born with impaired hearing and then diagnosed with a form of epilepsy. How could she help him bear such a heavy burden?

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Karen and Lloyd Leveridge, on the evening of their wedding in 1954
Adult Children

A Mother's Last Gift

Years after his mother's death, one Guideposts staffer discovers a beautiful reminder of her love—and her sense of humor.

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