Author Archives: Kimberly Amici

Why You Should Bring Your Uniqueness Center Stage

Why You Should Bring Your Uniqueness Center Stage

Growing up I felt like I didn’t fit in. I was athletic enough to be on the team but not good enough to play in the games. I was friends at school with the popular kids but never invited to hang out with them after school was out. I wanted to play sports with the

Helping Our Teen Daughters Find Their Own Beautiful

“Finding your own beautiful has a lot to do with deciding what kind of person you want to become.”  – Chelsea Crockett It’s official. I’m the mom of a teenager. Technically I’ve been one for a year now, but this past September it became real when my daughter started high school. I immediately saw a

Bear Picks a Pumpkin (Pumpkin Spice and a Little Bear That’s Nice)

By the time you read this blog post, you’ll have already been inundated with pumpkin spice everything. It feels like every year the flavor pops up earlier than the last. And it’s not just pumpkin spice-flavored coffee and lattes anymore. It is in donuts, muffins, bagels, and even pancake mix (which I happen to have

How to Make Great Friends

Why is making friends so hard sometimes? I went through a season of my life where I felt like I had no friends. I had great relationships growing up, in college, and even in my post-college single days. However, after I transitioned to a stay-at-home mom and moved to the suburbs, I looked around and

Journaling

The Benefits of Journaling for the Young and Old

The Benefits of Journaling for the Young and Old I’m amazed at the things I forget because I don’t write them down. I am not just talking about what I need to do on a particular day or week; I’m referring to beautiful things God has done in my life and the truth I have

Lights Out! Transitioning from Summer to School Year Bedtimes

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. The long days of summer bring endless activities that satisfy my children’s thirst for fun. There is always something to do or somewhere to go. But the later evenings (and more hours of sunlight)  make our bedtimes unpredictable and blurred, often pushed back in the chase of

How to Simplify your Summer

I love summer! I have been known to drive my family crazy with my big expectations for what the summer months bring. In my mind, I have endless time and resources to do all the activities and things I want to accomplish . However, my reality is slightly different. By the time school starts, I’m

Hide-and-Seek Fun with Your Kids

When I was young, I loved playing hide-and-seek. My friends from the neighborhood and I would play in the woods behind my backyard for hours — and only quit when the sun went down or when we heard our parents call for us for dinner. The game itself was only part of the fun. While

I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Children and Body Image: How to Help Them Stand Beautiful

At the beginning of May, I began to feel the familiar feelings of shame. Summer was just around the corner, and I was not ready to wear shorts or a bathing suit. My skin was pasty white, and I wasn’t anywhere near my ideal weight. So I started running, signed up for a hip-hop dance

How to Help Your Kids Crush Comparison

How to Help Your Kids Crush Comparison My daughter was in second grade when she decided that she hated her hair. Anyone can see that her hair is beautiful; in fact, strangers have often stopped us on the street to tell us so. She has gorgeous light brown ringlets with blonde highlights that frame her

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