When Mommy is on a deadline
Cookies for Breakfast

After a couple of late nights, I came downstairs to find the Oreos and Chewy Nabiscos on the table. Instead of beating myself up (which I did for a hot minute), I looked at this as a win-win.

  1. My kids were resourceful enough to feed themselves.
  2. My kids didn’t waste an opportunity for something they wanted.
  3. I didn’t have to clean up spilled milk from the table.

In actuality, I’ve taught my boys how to fix their own breakfast, within reason. Toast, cereal, and oatmeal are typical breakfast fare in the Jett house. I like that they can eat when they want to, especially if they wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Also, I don’t super care that they ate cookies for breakfast…but I thought it made a funny meme.

And for any health nut naysayers, here’s to coffee full of creamer, donuts, frosting-less cupcakes called muffins, danishes, bagels with cream cheese schmears, biscuits and gravy, and all other delicious “breakfast” food. I’m including cookies in the list now. ūüôā

Called to the Sidelines

by Ashley L. Jones

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No one wants to be on the sidelines. Regardless of the sport, everyone wants to be in the game, not on the bench. The Daily Race In a marriage, both spouses are on the same team. The sport: the race against time. Some days are sprints to meet deadlines or just have clean clothes for […]

If You Want to Date My Son, Part 2

a Father's Perspective

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If you’re a veteran of Florida Christian College youth events or a past attendee of FCC or Johnson University Florida, chances are you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Bob Mehlenbacher. He is the¬†father of three, has been married 19 years, and has been in Youth Ministry for 26. He¬†loves working with middle school kids. He […]

If You Want to Date My Son

Things you need to know, part one

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Future girlfriend of my son, We are not a typical family. Dating is not a casual activity. Our boys are brought up to understand that dating is intentional and purposeful. If you’re having fun on group dates, more power to you! Use the time wisely to get to know my boy. He’s using that time […]

Get Off the Dock

Three Ways to Live Brilliantly

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I‚Äôve been doing a lot of reading about anchors and boats these past few weeks as I prepared to speak at FCC Kissimmee for their¬†Ladies Tea “Get Off the Dock.” Their theme came¬†from Hebrews 6:19: ‚ÄúWe have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place.‚ÄĚ […]

5 Habits that will Improve your Platform and Save you Time

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Does managing the never-ending spiral of social media, marketing, branding, networking, and not to mention live streaming make you feel like poking your eyes out with the handiest Sharpie pen you can find? Could 5 Daily Habits actually improve your quality of life? Me thinks, yes. The business side of writing – marketing, social media, […]

Writers Conferences Change Lives

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Our special guest Eva Marie Everson chats with us about writers conferences! Two¬†of my¬†favorite conferences – Florida Christian Writers Conference¬†and Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Benefits of Writers Conferences Networking – “THE opportunity for writers to connect with other writers, agents, editors, and other creatives.” How to Get Ready Have a proposal ready. Practice […]

Eight Core Values that are Important to the Digital Generation

Social Saturday with Ronei Harden

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Tomorrow we’re chatting about the eight core values that are important to the digital generation from the book Grown Up Digital. We’ll have three generations represented to discuss how things have changed and how each generation responds to them and transforms industries.