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The Dangers of Scolding

The Dangers of Scolding

It was a cold day in February when my children asked if they could go outside to play. I gave them permission to go out but only after they had put on their coats and shoes. My daughter Alex loved to play outside barefoot, so as she whizzed by, I confirmed my orders by repeating, “Don’t forget to put on your shoes.” Twenty minutes later, I took the trash outside and found Alex running around on bare feet that had turned a bluish purple color. As if that wasn’t enough to light my fire, her new pants were a little

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One Sick Puppy

One Sick Puppy

With chocolate brown Bambi eyes and a fun-loving personality, Mickey Hubbard holds a very special place in my heart. Weighing in at six pounds and two ounces, my bundle of joy was definitely shown favoritism in the Hubbard household. He was the only one my husband and I allowed to sleep in our bed every night—contrary to the parenting advice I offer others. He received far more grace during my potty-training course, always got his way when he whined, and was allowed to go outside and play whenever he wanted. When he was grouchy, the other family members were blamed

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What to Do When Children Interrupt

When children constantly interrupt adult conversations, it can be frustrating. However, if we respond with anger, we sin against God and our children. Our motive should not be retaliation because we are irritated or inconvenienced. Our motive should be to drive out the rudeness and inconsiderate disrespect from the hearts of our children. If the motive is sinful we might say, “I can’t believe you are so inconsiderate. I am trying to talk to her and you are acting so ugly!” But if the motive is righteous rather than selfish we might say, “Honey, do you think it is kind

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The Granddaddy Sin

The Granddaddy Sin

I once dated a fellow who drove me up the wall with his boasting. He would ask, “What did you think of that touchdown I made? Have you ever seen anybody run so fast and dodge so many people before crossing into the end zone?” He invited me to spend the weekend with his family by saying, “If it’s okay with you, my dad will fly us down in our fifteen-passenger Lear jet, and we can spend a couple of days on our seven-and-a-half-million-dollar yacht, which by the way, is the largest one in the Florida Keys.” After three months

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New Website! Freebies and GIVEAWAYS!

freebies giveaways

Check out my brand new website that my sweet daughter Alex and my fabulous brother-in-law Ed combined talents to create! I am so appreciative for their labor of love, and I hope you will enjoy the results of their hard work. For those of you receiving this as an email, go to www.GingerHubbard.com and take advantage of the FREEBIES! While you’re there, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and like/share my author Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for free GIVEAWAYS. Once I reach my first goal of 1,000 followers and 1,000 likes, we will be

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