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You can still help us meet our $4 million goal to rescue babies!

Save babies from abortion and support SEE LIFE 2020!

Give to Save a Life!

Yes, I’ll help save babies from abortion!

You can still help us meet our $4 million goal to rescue babies!

Save babies from abortion and support SEE LIFE 2020!

Give to Save a Life!

Yes, I’ll help save babies from abortion!

Joanne Kraft

Joanne Kraft is a public speaker and the author of two books, The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy – Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. Her articles have appeared in several publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, ParentLife and Today’s Christian Woman. A former 911 police dispatcher, Joanne met her husband, Paul, while dispatching him to a call. They now reside in Tennessee and have four children. Learn more about Joanne by visiting her website, www.joannekraft.com.

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Giving Your Family a Year-Long Break

In a discussion based on her book Just Too Busy, Joanne Kraft describes the benefits her family experienced in taking a year off from outside activities so that they could slow their pace of life and have more time together. She challenges parents to consider how they, too, can counter the demands of a hectic schedule.

Are You a Marshmallow Mom?

Marshmallows moms are sweet. Who doesn’t love sugar? But being overly soft and sweet in our parenting can be detrimental to our kids.

Hit the Pause Button

Do your kids know that the Sabbath is a time for rest and worship?

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Raising Great Kids by Setting Boundaries (Part 2 of 2)

Author Joanne Kraft explains how and why parents should set healthy boundaries in the lives of their children in a discussion based on her book The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids. (Part 2 of 2)

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Raising Great Kids by Setting Boundaries (Part 1 of 2)

Author Joanne Kraft explains how and why parents should set healthy boundaries in the lives of their children in a discussion based on her book The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids. (Part 1 of 2)

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Why Kids Need Mean Moms

One of our top 25 most-viewed parenting articles: “Why Kids Need Mean Moms.” Give kids the tough love they need so they’ll develop into independent adults.

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