Paula Moldenhauer
Family Current Newsletter

Looking for a great resource to encourage you as you seek to parent well? How about something that gives you tools to tackle the tough topics you face as the parent of an elementary school student? These newsletters are a great resource for ANY parent.

Thankful for Togetherness

Ever have a little too much together time? Think summer break if your kids are in school, stay-at-home mom seasons, homeschooling . . . times when you want to see Norman Rockwell moments and instead it’s like watching a bad cartoon with big green monsters. I originally wrote this article for homeschooling moms, but the content really belongs to any parent who’s had a day when they could do with a little less of those they love the best.

Tips for the Struggling Young Reader

A great reader myself I began reading to my children before they could talk. I did everything the books said I should do to bring-up a strong reader. Imagine my shock and pain when little happened like the books said. I had some struggling readers. The tips in this article give you a few more tools for your toolbox as you help your child for whom reading doesn’t come naturally.

The Key Ingredient for Thanksgiving

This key ingredient can’t be peeled or mashed, nor can it be stuffed or baked. It goes beyond the skin and right to the heart. Hope you’re blessed by this article about one of my favorite holidays.

Red Lake Pastor Appeals to Parents

A pastor from the Red Lake Reservation where a tragic shooting took place in 2005, share his heart for parents and kids.

Quiet Time Quandary

We’re told that Christians should spend time with God, just like the old children’s song, “if you read your Bible and pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow” . . . but if you don’t . . . then you’ll “shrink, shrink, shrink.” But we moms sometimes barely find time to brush our teeth, much less linger in “quiet moments.” God’s given me a new perspective on the “quiet time” ritual I grew up with and as usual, it’s bubbling over with grace!

Avoid Misplacing Your Identity

Ugh! My mommy ego can sure get in the way when I make decisions about my children. It’s too easy to base my choices on the wrong whisper. Do you ever struggle with this?

Learning from a Native American

Interacting in the writing world gives me the opportunity to meet many amazing people. Darrel, who was raised on the Red Lake Reservation, taught me a lot as he shared his story with me. I know you’ll learn from him, too.

Keeper of a Mother’s Dreams

Have you ever had your most treasured dream interrupted? My most treasured dream (after getting married and having children) was to be a writer. That dream was interrupted, but never forgotten. This article, full of the joy of living the dream, was written before the more complete fulfillment of that dream came my way—that first book contract. My addendum to this story can be found on my book page! Hang in there, Mom! Life has its seasons, but one season isn’t all you get!

Identifying with Those Who Suffer

God’s heart is full of joy and beauty, but He also grieves the suffering of humanity. How can we enter more fully into God’s heart and help our family develop compassion for those who suffer?

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