The Barbara Rainey podcast: Getting Ready to Release Your Teens

By Barbara Rainey | March 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when you were 17 or 18 years old? Do you remember struggling with things like time management, learning the value of a dollar, and making sense of this crazy world? In today’s episode of The Barbara Rainey Podcast, Dennis and I talk about some of the lessons we learned while guiding our […]

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Why Developing Emotional Security in Your Children Matters

By Barbara Rainey | March 14, 2022 | 4 Comments

The room was small, dark, and silent. Stepping inside we saw three walls lined with baby cribs each occupied by a tiny baby. In the back corner a disengaged caregiver lifted her eyes in our direction. The babies were alone. Unattended. Silent. Our daughter Laura and I were part of an overseas medical mission team […]

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The Gift of Listening

By Renee Swope | January 25, 2022 | 2 Comments

With so many things competing for our time and attention, how many of us moms are struggling with really listening to our kids? Our guest writer today, Renee Swope, gives us some great insight into this common issue and helps us understand the importance of this gift. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing her wisdom. I […]

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Spiritual Life Skills? (Do I Even Have Time for That?)

By Janel Breitenstein | January 10, 2022 | 6 Comments

It’s a true delight to introduce you to my friend Janel Breitenstein who I’ve known since her family moved to Little Rock when she was in high school. Since she graduated from college she and I have worked together on quite a few writing projects. She has also been a frequent guest writer on the […]

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Parenting Children With Visible and Invisible Limitations

By Barbara Rainey | December 6, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Of our two sons, one was more athletic, while the other was more scholastically inclined. The younger one’s first word was, “ball.” The older one started reading before age five. They could not be more different. Instead of playing basketball for hours on the court Dennis built for the boys (because that’s what he […]

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