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Being a mom is one of the most challenging and wonderful times in a woman's life. In this section of TodaysChristianWoman.com, you'll find help for balancing your family and discover answers to all those burning questions about how to raise your children to love God and others.

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Fighting the Darkness

Fighting the Darkness

"I assumed children with special needs would be born to other parents, not us."
I Want My Role Back

I Want My Role Back

Why I sometimes wish I could just cook up the bacon instead of bringing it home
Maintaining a Mother-Son Connection

Maintaining a Mother-Son Connection

Key ideas for staying close
Right-Sizing Desires

Right-Sizing Desires

I had to learn to embrace a good-enough life.
Why "Worst Mom Ever" Soothes the Weary Soul

Why "Worst Mom Ever" Soothes the Weary Soul

The need for mommy blogs

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Maintaining a Mother-Son Connection

Maintaining a Mother-Son Connection

Key ideas for staying close
How to Cover Your Child in Prayer

How to Cover Your Child in Prayer

It's one of a parent's greatest ministries
Making Peace with your Strong-Willed Child

Making Peace with your Strong-Willed Child

Tired of butting heads with your kid? Learning expert Cynthia Ulrich Tobias offers help and hope
When the Kids Move Out

When the Kids Move Out

My wife and I wondered what our life would be like when our full-time parenting jobs were over.
Fighting the Darkness

Fighting the Darkness

"I assumed children with special needs would be born to other parents, not us."

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Our editors have compiled the best on Parenting topics from the archives. Here you'll find fresh, relevant, and honest articles that makes Today's Christian Woman a mentor to thousands of women.

How We Define Ourselves

How We Define Ourselves

Like us, our children need to understand that life really is all about God
Why This?
Your own vibrant spiritual life can help your child learn to see himself in God's big story.
Outreach Begins at Home

Outreach Begins at Home Subscriber access only

You don't have to travel to help your kids interact with different cultures
Why This?
From a young age, you can help your kids develop a heart for God's global, diverse, mulitcultural church.
Pint-sized Spirituality

Pint-sized Spirituality

God himself is at work in our children's lives
Why This?
God is actively at work connecting with your child, ministering to her, and transforming her.
From Victims to Victors

From Victims to Victors

A school counselor's thoughts on the bullying "epidemic"
Why This?
Bullying can devastate a young person's self-image. This article will help you empower your kids to face bullying in a wise and Christ-honoring manner.
Downscaling Christmas

Downscaling Christmas

If you're addicted to a holiday high that ends with you in the dumps, try these ideas.
Why This?
Holiday preparations can overwhelm us and steal our joy. Make this Christmas different by following these tips.

Parenting Topics

Activities + Fun

Activities + Fun

Help and ideas for those times when your kids say, "I'm bored" or when it's time to remove them from the video games for some enjoyable family time.
Ages + Stages

Ages + Stages

As children grow and mature they—and their parents—enter each new stage with wonder and angst in the hopes of discovering the best they can all be.
Cultivating Kids' Faith

Cultivating Kids' Faith

Out of the mouths of babes . . . We moms long to see our children follow Jesus and become influencers for God. What a great force for the kingdom!
Family Dynamics

Family Dynamics

Sibling rivalries. Getting along. Being respectful. The way your family behaves and reacts can change for the better and thrive in the wonder years of parenthood and childhood.
Holidays

Holidays

Every child loves the excitement and thrill of Christmas and Easter. You can help make the most of those special, memory-making days.
Kids + Culture

Kids + Culture

As much as we'd like to protect our children from what's happening in the world, we can only shield them from a limited view. But we can help guide their choices and help them understand how to stand strong when others go in a different direction.
Parenting with Purpose

Parenting with Purpose

Being a mom matters! You hold sway and influence over who your children will become. God placed you in your family for a reason, and you can make a difference in your children's lives.
Questions Parents Ask

Questions Parents Ask

Now sure how to handle the challenges of parenthood? Here's help for your most pressing needs.
Single Parenting

Single Parenting

It's tough to guide, protect, train, and grow our children when we're the only adult responsible for their primary care. Here's help and a good dose of encouragement for making a wonderful difference in your child’s life.
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