Prayers for the Mother of the Groom

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Congratulations, Mama! Your son is engaged and life will never be the same. “Prayers for the Mother of the Groom” was crafted to help calm your spirit and order your mind throughout this tumultuous time. These 60 simple prayers will draw you back to the essentials as your beloved son becomes a married man.

Topics include:

Spirituality – thanksgiving, grief, presence of the Holy Spirit
Relationships – your marriage, your son’s new family, dealing with difficult people
Planning – wise decision-making, follow-through, emergency contingencies
Individuals – intercession for the bride and groom, officiant, attendants
Execution – prayers for good health, ample funds, your grace-defined demeanor

Spend more time praying and less time worrying during the fleeting months to come.


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Make the most of your homeschooling efforts by employing some practical pointers from a veteran homeschool mom!

With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. “Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I’d Known” features concrete suggestions to help you:

• Discover ways to take your family’s pulse and maintain a peaceful household.
• Realize how easy it can be to sidestep the isolation trap.
• Find creative ways to maintain your own identity amid a sea of others’ needs.
• Learn the one easy habit to help avoid conflict with busy teen drivers.
• Explain to others how your children are being properly socialized.


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If you are looking for a fresh perspective on educational field trips, look no further. This compilation of creative activities offers pre- and post-trip suggestions, key learning points, as well as pitfalls to avoid. Field trip ideas are categorized by subject and include history, visual arts, social studies, physical education, performing arts, and even math and science. Ideas are easily adaptable for homeschoolers, formal school groups, or family outings.

Author and retired homeschool mom Traci Matt shares her best experiences from more than 20 years of field trip fun with students of all ages. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!