The frightening world of teen girls and social media

Do you have a preteen or teen daughter that has a smartphone or who desperately wants one one? Do you enjoy reading books that scare you?  Then Nancy Jo Sales' American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers is a book for you!  If you have a son in that age range, you will find this book both enlightening and frightening about a topic this generation of parents is dealing with on a daily basis.

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I found the courage to iFly Dallas, and so can you!

I am a natural born chicken shit, but this year I've decided to buck my own system and personally grow (and go) to places I have never attempted before.  This week that included a trip with the family to iFly in Dallas for an indoor skydiving adventure to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Here's the story behind our experience...

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Looking inside ourselves, why this is so scary

What is it costing you to wear the mask and carry the shield?  More importantly, what is it costing your children?  I have been involved in a war with myself in the past that has given to birth a beautiful new beginning this week, all because I had the courage to break down walls and embrace ME.

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How can I model faith when I don't believe?

The balance between being faith-filled and identifying with a particular religious denomination can be tricky, especially when,, for you, it is evolving into something brand new, and you are a parent responsible for modeling what God looks like for your children.  This has been my struggle, and my blessing, the past few months...

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It's my kid who quit, so why do I feel bad?

When our kids change their mind why do we think it automatically means we have to drive home the lesson of commitment?  Look at the big picture of following through on something versus honoring your child's inner voice.  In a world hell-bent on creating followers, the real winners in life are those who authentically lead.

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