Category Archives: Imperfect Family

Free Printable Father’s Day Card – A Bible Journaling Keepsake Gift!

Father's Day Bible Journaling Card Gift Like Minded Musings

Are you are looking for a unique and FREE gift to give this Father’s Day? One based on the Bible that will let him know just how much the family cares? I have a great idea for you!  We have created this Bible Journaling Keepsake Card for Dad and we would love to share it with you too! Oh yeah, and… Read more »

3 Reasons To Enhance Your Homeschool With Technology

3 Reasons To Enhance Your Homeschool With Technology Whether you are new to homeschooling or you have a few years under your belt, it’s important to remain flexible in your homeschool. We’ve found that even the best curriculum for your family at the time, may not cover all that you need. Children’s needs and life seasons change, sometimes within a… Read more »

You Are a Tween Girl who Struggles with Her Body (and you are in my kitchen) – Day 31

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Jennifer Strickland Like Minded Musings.jpg

“I don’t have a bathing suit body,” the sweet one says as she takes off her shirt on fast forward and jumps in the pool. At the table later, she explains she has lost seven pounds by cutting carbs. The girls are thirteen. Standing behind the kitchen sink, I lean in. We talk fruits, vegetables and strength training, but inside… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Tween to Develop a Quiet Time – Day 30

How to Encourage Your Tween to Develop a Quiet Time Like Minded Musings

As a Christian Mom, there is little else more important to my heart then encouraging my tweens in their own walk with the Lord. I understand the importance of doing my best to teach them how to have their own quiet time from tween to teen and beyond. I also know from mama busyness and the #quiettimeguilt of my past… Read more »

Can Your Tween Have Too Many Friends? Day 29

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Shelley Noonan Like Minded Musings

Friendship has been described as being the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. However, today, we bestow the title of friend so freely it is like having a little lettuce with our bacon bit salad. Summertime is the perfect time to help your tween evaluate all the friendships they have in their lives. I believe the overabundance of… Read more »

Dear Tween Child, Guard Your Heart – Day 28

Guard your heart, my child! As a Christian mother, I lay awake, night after night, asking God for wisdom to guide me in leading my tween child as he grows. I thought a mother could only wish and pray her child was going to turn out good, but I was wrong. A mother’s job is to love, to nourish, to… Read more »

C.R.E.A.T.E. – Six Ways Art Teaches Tween Girls About the Bible – Day 26

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Annie Pajcic Like Minded Musings

What do you do when your tween is too old for VBS and too young for the heavier issues of high school, but you still want to give them a love for Jesus? When my daughter, Daley, was in fourth grade, she began to struggle with the issues of identity, faith, and just plain growing up. Like many moms, I… Read more »

Worried or Anxious Tween? How to Tell the Difference and What to Do – Day 27

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Michelle Nietert Like Minded Musings.jpg

As a mental health professional, I have been working with families of worriers to protect them from anxiety disorders for 20 years. But this past year anxiety hit a little closer to home. We lost my husband’s twin sister to cancer in January. My son was three when she and her husband, now both in heaven were diagnosed. Not surprisingly, he… Read more »

3 Surprising Reasons to Say YES to Your Tween! – Day 25

I have the privilege of helping to raise two tween girls who are not my own. They are 10 and 11, and I am immensely grateful to their mom for letting me join her in rearing her children. It sounds lovely to be a parent until you are neck-deep in sibling rivalry, the pushing of boundaries, and eye rolls to… Read more »

How To Connect With Your Tween Boy – 6 Tips! Day 24

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Amy Milcic Like Minded Musings

 Hey! I’m Amy, a homeschool soccer mom to 5 boys (3-14). I share these tips and ideas for connecting with your tween boy based on my own experiences as a boy mom. You know your son best. I encourage you to tweak these suggestions, if necessary, to best fit your relationship with your tween boy. Has anyone ever told you,… Read more »